Sundowns responds to TS Galaxy, but Mokwena is dissatisfied

Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal during DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between TS Galaxy FC and Mamelodi Sundowns on the 24 January 2022 at Mbombela Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Despite the fact that there are still many games to be played, no team can catch Mamelodi Sundowns, who are currently leading the DStv Premiership. Sundowns defeated TS Galaxy by two goals to one in a tense DStv Premiership match at Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday night this week.

Masandawana are happy because they exacted revenge on TS Galaxy, who defeated them by one goal in Pretoria at the start of the season. Sundowns cemented their position at the top, and there is no chance of them being dethroned after Richards Bay and SuperSport United, who are in second and third place, played level last week.

Sundowns led at halftime thanks to a good goal scored by Rushine De Reuck with a header after a corner kick well kicked by Gaston Sirino. Sundowns took the lead with two goals in the second half, thanks to Peter Shalulile’s goal. Junior Traore scored for TS Galaxy after Orebetse Mongae was brought down in the penalty box. After the game, Rulani Mokwena expressed his displeasure with the Sundowns players’ failure to capitalise on opportunities.

Sirino missed two chances created by Thapelo Morena, who replaced Modau at the start of the second half. Sundowns should have won by five goals. Despite TS Galaxy’s efforts, Sundowns maintained control of the game’s tempo. Sundowns made history by winning 13 consecutive games.

Richards Bay is now in second place with 19 points. On Saturday, Mokwena’s team will face Sekhukhune United, who are doing well. The game will be exciting because Sekhukhune has won four consecutive games under Brandon Truter.