Percy Tau celebrates scoring for Mamelodi Sundowns against Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday. Photo: Muzi Ntombela, BackpagePix

PRETORIA – Pitso Mosimane will be pleased that his side were able to build on their unbeaten run after beating Ajax Cape Town 2-0 on Tuesday night.

The result puts them second on the Absa Premiership table with 47 points, just two behind Cape Town City, who beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-2.

This is the very same line-up that saw the Chloorkop outfit end their six-game winless streak in all competitions after hammering their Tshwane rivals 5-0. That result was then followed by a hard-fought 1-0 win against Free State Stars, where Motjeka Madisha found the back of the net for his side.

In this encounter, Madisha continued with his brilliance in the heart of Sundowns’ defence.

He served as a link for goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who preferred playing short passes to him rather than launching the ball forward to the attacking third.

And Sundowns did attack, pretty well in fact.

However, it was their finishing that let them down. Both Percy Tau and Khama Billiat had left their scoring boots in the locker room. They couldn’t find the back of the net.

Pitso Mosimane wasn’t pleased with what he was seeing.

Stanley Menzo wasn’t happy with his Ajax side either. He spent the most part of the match pacing in the dug-out, gesturing to his side to press forward.

In the second period, Tau came in with his scoring boots strapped on as Sundowns continued adding numbers forward in search of an opener.

Hlompho Kekana was the first one to test the opposition keeper when he unleashed a powerful shot. His shot, however, was denied by the cross-bar. Sundowns scored two beautiful goals in a space of five minutes, when both Tau and Themba Zwane found the back of the net.

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