DStv Premiership Match Report: Mamelodi Sundowns Down Orlando Pirates

DStv Premiership Match Report: Mamelodi Sundowns Down Orlando Pirates

  • Mamelodi Sundowns continued their dominance over Orlando Pirates in league football
  • The defending champions defeated their Johannesburg rivals 2-0 at Loftus Versfeld on Friday afternoon
  • The Brazilians stretched their lead to 12 points over Pirates and nine over second-placed Richards Bay FC

Mamelodi Sundowns continued their dominance over Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership.

The defending champions downed the Buccaneers 2-0 at a dreary Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday afternoon. In the process, the Brazilians moved to 31 points, while the visitors remained on 19 points, an increasingly insurmountable 12 behind the ruthless hosts.

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Mamelodi Sundowns once again proved too strong for Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership.
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Mothobi Mvala opened the scoring in the 41st minute with a header from a well-directed free-kick. Cassius Mailula, more or less, sealed all three points in the 63rd minute by pouncing on a loose ball after goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane had made a good save.

This was Sundowns' fifth consecutive win over Pirates in the league.

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Mamelodi Sundowns: Williams; Morena, Kekana, Mvala, Mudau; Mokoena, Allende, Maema; Zwane, Sirino, Nassir.

Subs: Onyango, De Reuck, Ngobeni, Mkhulise, Domingo, Jali, Mbule, Motupa, Mailula.

Orlando Pirates: Mpontshane; Xoki, Sibisi, Maela; Monyane, Timm, Motshwari, Hotto; Saleng, Erasmus, Pule

Subs: Chaine, Shandu, Mako, Mthethwa, Monare, Dlamini, Ndlondlo, Fortune Makaringe, Zakhele Lepasa

Moment of silence held for Pele before Orlando Pirates vs Mamelodi Sundowns

The DStv Premiership has started paying tribute to the late footballing great Pele after his passing.

Ahead of the blockbuster clash between defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, a moment of silence was held in the Brazilian legend's honour. The match took place at Loftus Versfeld in Tshwane, the capital of South Africa.

The Premier Soccer League informed the public of this gesture ahead of all matches this weekend.

Pele: When the greatest of all time met President Nelson Mandela

The great Pele is no more.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento passed away on Thursday in Sao Paolo after a long battle with cancer. The news was met with shock and sadness, with tributes pouring in from all corners of the planet for football's king.

Pele transcended the Beautiful Game, earning respect and admiration across the world. This saw him and the late president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela cross paths regularly in the latter stages of Madiba's life, after his release from prison in 1990.

Source: SportsBrief.com