Peter Shalulile Bears Down on Collins Mbesuma's Record as Mamelodi Sundowns Beats Sekhukhune United

Peter Shalulile Bears Down on Collins Mbesuma's Record as Mamelodi Sundowns Beats Sekhukhune United

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM
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  • Mamelodi Sundowns' coronation as the repeat-kings of the DStv Premiership continued as they defeated Sekhukhune United 2-0 at Ellis Park on Tuesday night
  • Aubrey Modiba opened the scoring in the middle of the second half, before the red-hot Peter Shalulile struck for the 22nd time this season
  • The win moved the all-conquering Sundowns to 61 points, while Shalulile came to within three goals of the Premier Soccer League record of 25 in a league campaign

Mamelodi Sundown's juggernaut continued despite having already been crowned the 2021/22 DStv Premiership champions.

A wonder strike by Aubrey Modiba put the Brazilians in the 28th minute of the match. Peter Shalulile then put the match beyond doubt with a typical snipe in the second minute of added in the second half.

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Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrate a goal against Sekhukhune United. Image source: @KickOffmgazine
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Shalulile's goal was his 22nd of the season, moving to within three of the record that Collins Mbesuma set in the 2004/05 season in the colours of Kaizer Chiefs. The win also took Sundowns up to 61 points with three matches left in the season.

The loss might have just put paid to United dreams of finishing in the Top 8, and thus, qualifying for next season's MTN 8 tournament. The team remained in 10th place on 31 points, an awkward five points off eighth place as it failed to win a fifth consecutive match.

Next on Sundowns' parade is Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday evening in Tshwane. United's next assignment is against Amazulu, also on Saturday afternoon in Durban.

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TS Galaxy defeated Orlando Pirates 1-0 in an engrossing DStv Premiership encounter at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

As reported on Sports Brief, Lefa, Hlongwane's goal in the 33rd minute proved enough to lift the Rockets up to 13th place with 26 points, further away from the relegation zone.

The loss was another near-fatal blow to the Buccaneers' hopes of finishing in runners-up, failing to win their last three league matches (0-0 vs Baroka FC, 0-0 vs Chippa United).

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