Mighty Mamelodi Sundowns defeat Kaizer Chiefs to secure seventh consecutive PSL title


Chiefs Alternates: Alternates: Petersen, New Jersey. Ngcobo, Mthethwa, Zwane, Mashiane, Shabalala, Vilakazi, González, Chivaviro


Bosses: Bvuma, Kwinika, Msimango, Dithlokwe, Frosler, Maart ©, Sithebe, Castillo, Mmodi, Saile, Du Preez


Sundowns substitutes: Williams, Mvala, Mudau, Modiba, Mbule, Allende, Maboe, Nku, Shalulile.


The line-ups for the match are as follows: Sundowns: Onyango, Mdunyelwa, Mashego, Coetzee, Lebusa, Mkhulise, Maema, Lorch, Esquivel, Ribeiro, Matthews.


This has been another frustrating season for the Chiefs. Their goal between now and the end of the season will be to secure a good finish in the top eight, which will allow them to secure a place in the MTN 8 next season.


The Chiefs are eighth in the league with 33 points after 25 games. They have a one-point lead over ninth-place Chippa United.


Sundowns are cruising towards a seventh consecutive title. They have 59 points after 23 games and a 13-point lead over second-placed Stellenbosch FC.


Hello and welcome to our DSTV Premiership coverage as Kaizer Chiefs host Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium.


We are underway at FNB Stadium.


The Chiefs have an early opportunity as Du Preez finds himself in a decent position. He forces Onyango into an easy save.


Du Preez beats Coetzee and shoots. Once again, he forces Onyango into an easy save.


Ribeiro tries to play a cross from outside. Frosler stops him in his tracks.


Kwinika receives a yellow card for an untimely tackle.


Ribeiro comes forward and launches another cross. None of his teammates were approaching the area and Ditlokwe blocked his attempted cross.


Red! Chiefs are reduced to ten men when Msimango is sent off for a challenge on Ribeiro.


Ribeiro tries to find a goal from a free kick. The Chiefs’ wall does its job to block the shot.


Mdunyelwa becomes the latest player to be cautioned.


A Sundowns attack breaks down when Sithebe is fouled in the Chiefs defensive half. Bvuma throws the ball down the field.


Matthews is left on the end of a cross when he was unmarked. He sends his shot wide of the goal.

3. 4′

Sundowns waste possession when Lebusa sends a cross into no man’s land and offside.


Near! Sundowns have their best chance of the game so far when Matthews unleashes a powerful shot and forces Bvuma into a good save.


So far, Sundowns have had 68% possession and Chiefs 32%.


Ribeiro and Matthews seem to cause problems for the Chiefs, but the Amakhosi drop back in large numbers defensively to avoid danger.

Four. Five’

+4 Half time: Chiefs 0-0 Sundowns. The Chiefs will be the happiest team at halftime. They held off Sundowns despite being down to ten men for much of the first half. Sundowns will be hungry to find a goal in the second half. A win in this match will secure them a seventh consecutive league title.

Four. Five’

+1 Mmodi gives a good pass to Frosler, who shoots towards goal. Lebusa does well to block the shot.

Four. Five’

There will be four minutes of injury time in the first half.


The second half is underway.


Near! Ribeiro is in a good position and takes risks by shooting. His shot goes wide. He had probably defeated Bvuma.


GOAL! Sunsets! MATTHEW! A good team move from Sundowns results in Matthews being in goal and on the end of a through ball. He hits the ball home. Chiefs 0-1 Sunsets.


After doing well in the first half with ten men, the Chiefs will now wonder if they should have brought in another defender sooner to bolster their defensive line.


GOAL! Sunsets! Esquivel. Esquivel fires a shot before deflecting and finding the back of the net. Chiefs 0-2 Sunsets.


The sunsets dominate now. Chiefs don’t seem to have the energy to attack and have no choice but to retreat in large numbers as Sundowns attack.


Sundowns’ Mashego receives a yellow card for losing time.


Mashiane takes a corner for Chiefs. The Sundowns defense solves this quite easily.


Ditlhokwe receives a yellow card, giving Sundowns a free kick in a good position. The Chiefs’ wall blocks the set piece.


Score update: Chiefs 0-2 Sundowns. Sundowns are on their way to winning this match that will confirm them as league champions for the seventh consecutive season.


Sundowns make one change as Mbule replaces Coetzee.


Esquivel shoots and his shot deflects. He wins a corner for Sundowns that comes to nothing.


The sunsets make a change when Esquivel leaves and is replaced by Allende.


GOAL! Sunsets! MATTHEW! A through ball comes sublimely to Matthews, who makes no mistake in finishing from close range. Bosses 0-3 Sunsets.


Chiefs have a penalty as Mthethwa is deemed to have committed a foul in the box.


GOAL! SHABALALA! Shabalala converts from the spot, sending Onyango the wrong way. Bosses 1-3 Sunsets.


Maart becomes the last player to be cautioned.


The Chiefs take a free throw with a cross. Castillo tries to get to the bottom of the ball but it goes out for a Sundowns goal kick.


+5 Full time: Chiefs 1-5 Sundowns. The result means Sundowns have won their seventh consecutive league title. The Chiefs played well in the first half, but will be humiliated by their performance in the second half. There was a clear class gulf between the two teams.


+4 GOAL! Sunsets! LORCHE! Lorch gets on the end of a snap with the Chiefs defense sleeping and heads home. Bosses 1-5 Sunsets.


+1 Chiefs have been humiliated in the second half. Now they will only be waiting for the final whistle to sound.


There will be four minutes of stoppage time in the second half.


GOAL! It’s a wonder, as Riberio finds the back of the net with a powerful shot. Bosses 1-4 Sunsets.