Lucas Ribeiro Costa: Brazilian Scores Hat-Trick As Mamelodi Sundowns Thrash AmaZulu in PSL

Lucas Ribeiro Costa: Brazilian Scores Hat-Trick As Mamelodi Sundowns Thrash AmaZulu in PSL

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 27, 2024 at 9:23 PM
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  • Mamelodi Sundowns thrashed AmaZulu 3-0 in the DSTv Premiership
  • Masandawana extended their lead at the top of the league to 12 points
  • Brazilian Lucas Ribeiro scored a hat-trick at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Mamelodi Sundowns continued their impressive form with a dominant 3-0 triumph over AmaZulu in the Premier Soccer League on Tuesday, February 27.

The Brazilians wasted no time asserting their dominance, with Gaston Sirino testing Usuthu goalkeeper Olwethu Mzimela within the first two minutes with a powerful shot

AmaZulu had the chance to take the lead in the 13th minute when Ethan Brooks delivered a promising pass to Moremi, but a poor first touch led to a wasted opportunity.

Mamelodi Sundowns' Lucas Ribeir. Photo: Lorenz Köhler.
Brazilian Lucas Ribeiro scored a hat-trick for Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: Lorenz Köhler.
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Masandawana, however, kept up the pressure, with Zungu's well-placed ball finding Sirino in the box, but his attempt missed the target.

Early in the second half, the PSL leaders maintained their dominance. Modiba set up Sirino for a shot saved by Mzimela, only for Ribeiro to capitalize on the rebound, putting Sundowns in the lead, as reported by Goal.

Ribeiro doubled Sundowns' advantage in the 56th minute, connecting with a sublime cross from Lebogang Maboe to make it 2-0. The onslaught continued, with the Brazilian completing his hat-trick in the 77th minute, sealing a convincing 3-0 victory for Sundowns.

The 3-0 victory saw the club move to 42 points on the log, 12 ahead of second-placed Cape Town City, as reported by iDiski Times.

Champions reception for Sundowns in Mauritania

Meanwhile, Rulani Mokwena and his players also showcased their prowess in the CAF Champions League, securing a 2-0 victory over Nouadhibouover the weekend.

The win not only solidified their position in the group but also garnered praise from coach Mokwena for their warm reception and quality of facilities in Mauritania.

Mokwena commended the Mauritanian Football Association for their hospitality, highlighting the remarkable progress made by the Saharan nation in recent years.

“The people of Nouadhibou have received us well and we would like to thank them for their hospitality and the treatment we received while we were in Mauritania," he said, as quoted by SundownsFC.

Rulani Mokwena Praises Bongani Zungu

Sports Brief reported that Mokwena applauded Bongani Zungu for his Nedbabk Cup performance against NB La Masia.

The tactician has disclosed that the 31-year-old has embraced the responsibility of not just being a player on the pitch.

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