Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Downs win second game on Zim tour



Mamelodi Sundowns won easily the second game of their Zimbabwe tour when they beat CAPS United 4-1 in Gwanzura on Friday.

They were 2-0 up at halftime after wingback Sibusiso Khumalo hit a rising shot into the roof of the net after being set up by Eleazor Rodgers in the 24th minute.

Nine minutes later Themba Zwane latched onto a loose ball to lob a second goal over the CAPS United goalkeeper Itayi Chiwara.

The Brazilians’ skipper Teko Modise, who was outstanding in the midfield, engineered the two second half goals, setting up Zwane for the fourth.

CAPS United got a consolation goal when Leonard Fiyado fired a powerful drive that beat Liberty Chirava, a Zimbabwean on trial with Sundowns and acting as a guest goalkeeper on the tour.

Chirava plays for Chicken Inn and has been drafted after Dennis Onyango picked up an injury.

Sundowns rested their Zimbabwean trio of Method Mwanjali, Esrom Nyandoro and Nyasha Mushekwi for Friday’s match but they could be fielded in the next match against Dynamos at Gwanzura on Sunday.

Coach Pitso Mosimane, who is the head coach at Sundowns, said the match gave them good match practice following their 2-0 win over Highlanders at Bulawayo on Wednesday.

“I think we are getting enough practice. I liked the environment, people are coming to the games and we are trying to make out our team.

“We played a different team today to the one that played Highlanders, giving all the players a chance and at the same time assessing our brothers (Zimbabwean teams)

“It’s good match temperament, Zimbabwean football is good. If it had not been good we would not have come here,” said Mosimane.

Mosimane said he is expecting a tougher match against Dynamos, who retained their Zimbabwe league title in November

“I played everybody in the last two games and in the last game against Dynamos we will go for it.?

Mushekwi scored the two goals for Sundowns last week in their match against Highlanders, runners-up in the Zimbabwe league last season.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
The real Afcon fireworks can begin
The boys are now being separated from the men. As a result, I have also lost my bet about who will...

John Dykes
The beginning of the end
Saturday’s Showdown at the Bridge has been described as being either the start of this season’s...

Neil Tovey
Bafana hit speed bump
I kept hearing that Bafana Bafana could win Afcon 2015. From the first whistle, I guarded against...

Emeka Enyadike
Mali, Guinea and the curse of Mongono
“We now need to respect the rules, we don’t have choice. We are going to shake before the draw, as...

Carol Radull
TIAF - This is African Football
I love big competitions because before they start everyone has something to say about how the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The football hasn't been great thus far
It is easy for some of us who are proudly African and who were brought up on Afcon tournaments down...