ISundowns iyaqhubeka nokubusa njengoba iChiefs kuyibhedela

Menzi Magubane

IMamelodi Sundowns iyaqhubeka nokubusa kwi-DStv Premiership, kanti iKaizer Chiefs akuyihambeli kahle ekhaya. Womabili la maqembu abuyele emidlalweni yasekhaya ngoLwesibili ngemuva kokubandakanya emidlalweni yamazwekazi ngempelasonto edlule.

ISundowns ihlule iTshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila ebisizabalaza ezembeni ngo 3-1 e-Polokwane.

AMasandawana abefuna amaphuzu amaningi ukuze avule igebe phezulu kwazise phela iGolden Arrows kanye naMaZulu abambane endaweni yesibili, abesondela emgqeni.

Njengamanje igebe lingamaphuzu ayisithupha kodwa iSundowns isidlale imidlalo emibili okwedlula iqembu laseThekwini.

ISundowns iphinde yaqhubeka nomjaho wayo wokungahlulwa koweligi – okuwukuphela kweqembu elingakahlulwa – ngemuva kwemidlalo eyi-19.

AMasandawana njengamanje asemjahweni wokungahlulwa emidlalweni engama-28 kuyo yonke imiqhudelwano kule sizini.

Iqembu lase-Tshwane liqale umdlalo kancane futhi lazithola lijaha ngemuva noThembisani Nevhulamba enikeza iqembu lasekhaya ukuhola ngegoli ngomzuzu we-17.

Kodwa iDowns ikwazile ukulinganisa ngaphambi kwesiwombe sekhefu ngesikhathi umdlali wasemuva uRivaldo Coetzee elinganisa kuba u-1-1. Esigabeni sesibili ompetha abebebambe iqhaza baqhubeke nale nqubo futhi baklonyeliswa ngemizamo yabo.

Ngomzuzu wama-61 iDowns inikwe iphenalthi ngemuva kokuthi uLehlohonolo Nonyane edlalisa kabi uThemba Zwane. Kodwa uGaston ugeje igoli.

Ngemuva kwemizuzu eyisikhombisa uSphelele Mkhulise osemncane unikeze iDowns ithuba elifanele, kanti uSibusiso Vilakazi uqhamuke nelokunqoba kusasele imizuzu eyishumi ngaphambi kwesikhathi.

Ukuhlulwa kushiye iTshakhuma isendaweni yesibili ukusuka phansi, ngamaphuzu amathathu nje kuphela abahlukanisile nabanye ozakwabo base-Limpopo iBlack Leopards.

Khonamanjalo e-Soweto, iChiefs ibanjwe yiStellenbosch ngokulingana ngo 2-2. UNkosingiphile Ngcobo usize Amakhosi ukuthi atakule iphuzu ngomzuzu wokulinganisa wama-85.

Onke amagoli angene emizuzwini engama-20 okugcina omdlalo lapho uStellies ephule umngcele ngomzuzu wama-72. UNathan Sinkala ubabeke phambili kwathi uLeonardo Castro walinganisa amaphuzu eChiefs ngemuva kwemizuzu emihlanu.

Ngomzuzu wama-79 uPhathutshedzo Nange ubuyise ukuhola kwabavakashi kodwa kube nguNgcobo obe nezwi lokugcina emizuzwini emihlanu ngaphambi kwesikhathi.

Isithombe: @Masandawana