CAPE TOWN – Mamelodi Sundowns beat SuperSport United 2-0 without having to build up too much of a sweat in the opening league fixture of the 2019/20 Premiership season at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
With speculation regarding head coach Pitso Mosimane's future at the club and a couple of injury issues to deal with, it had not been an ideal build-up to the match for Sundowns.
But it was the Brazilians who were to dominate the majority of the game, showing more purpose and posing a greater threat in attack compared to their city rivals, with a fantastic 23rd minute strike from Sibusiso Vilakazi and a Themba Zwane goal right at the end of the game earning them a deserved maximum point haul.
Downs were at it from the start and it took two outstanding saves from Ronwen Williams – the first at the feet of Zwane and the second an unbelievable effort to keep out a Hlompho Kekana piledriver, to prevent SuperSport from going behind within the opening 18 minutes.
There wasn't much, however, Williams could do when Vilakazi connected beautifully with his left foot to score from 30-yards out, the ball hitting the crossbar before crossing the goal line.