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Sundowns Seize Top Spot In Diski Challenge Title Race

  • May 11, 2024
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Sundowns Seize Top Spot In Diski Challenge Title Race

Mamelodi Sundowns thrashed Moroka Swallows 6-0 at Tsakane Stadium on Saturday, taking control of the DStv Diski Challenge title race for now. This dominant win pushed them past Stellenbosch FC, who were still to play their match of the day.

Both teams are now tied on 66 points, but Sundowns’ superior goal difference propelled them to the top of the table. Stellenbosch, meanwhile, face Golden Arrows at the same venue later on Saturday.

Sinethemba Badela’s Sundowns side, scoreless in the first half, exploded in the second with a six-goal onslaught. Siyabonga Mabena, Kutlwani Letlhaku, and Keabetswe Ramotsei (who scored a brace) found the net within six minutes of each other. Ramotsei’s second goal marked his 13th of the season.

At this point, Sundowns and Stellenbosch were level on points and goal difference, but the tiebreaker (head-to-head record) kept Stellenbosch ahead due to having taken four points over Sundowns.

As the pressure is now on Stellenbosch to secure a point in their upcoming match against Arrows to secure their second DStv Diski Challenge title, Letlhaku added another goal for Sundowns, solidifying their lead. Jerome Carelse then capitalized on a defensive lapse from Swallows to make it 6-0 for Sundowns.

As Sundowns celebrated their dominant win, all eyes turn to Stellenbosch’s match against Arrows, where they need point to clinch the Diski Challenge title.

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