Defending Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns continued to drop points since the resumption of football after suffering a 3-2 defeat against top-eight chasing Cape Town City.
🇿🇦 Mamelodi Sundowns in the PSL since the restart:
0-0 draw vs Orlando Pirates
1-1 draw vs Higlands Park
3-2 loss vs Cape Town City
Letting the league title slip… 😥 pic.twitter.com/Ov1mpZJhMh
— African Football HQ (@AfricanFtblHQ) August 17, 2020
Masandawana were hoping to close the six points gap between them and league leader Chiefs before the game but things look to be falling apart for Pitso Mosimane’s side.
Bradley Ralani’s brace and a solitary strike from former Rennes forward Kermit Erasmus was enough to see the Citizens past an under-par Downs, with Dove Edmilson’s own-goal and Keletso Makgalwa’s last-minute goal proving nothing more than a consolation.
Meanwhile, Amakhosi showed their hunger when they came from 2-0 down and scored three goals in eight minutes in to seal a 3-2 win against relegation-threatened Polokwane City last Saturday which showed the title credentials of the Soweto giants.
Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp is now poised to secure his first league title in his coaching career, with the UEFA Pro License holding manager enjoying stints in Europe, Asia and Africa over the past two decades.
Chiefs will now aim to win their remaining games with the title within their own destiny as their Absa Premiership title since the 2015/15 season is now clearly in sight.