On Saturday afternoon, PSL champion Mamelodi Sundowns ended their excellent season with a 3-0 victory over Cape Town City.
Lyle Lakay’s perfect free kick and Peter Shalulile’s double brace were enough for the Brazilian to get the highest score at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
It was the visiting team that started the game at a high post, and Kennedy Mwini was asked to play in just three minutes.
A wonderful pass from the midfield made the defender lose his position, and Fagri Rake managed to get himself into a one-on-one situation with the Zambian goalkeeper. However, the latter made a great save and sent the ball to an unproductive corner.
Two minutes later, Moza Lebusa was forced to play due to injury, and Kenya international Brian Onyango was introduced.
Champions are not that dangerous in the opening minutes, but when they get a chance, they are important.
In the 10th minute, the Citizens missed a free kick in a dangerous position. Lyle Lakay stepped forward to let the goalkeeper stare at his position and watch the ball fly into the corner of the goal.
This is the 29-year-old player’s fourth league goal in 24 league games this season.
The visiting team speeded up the pace, hoping to tie the score, but the Brazilian stood firm in the backcourt to ensure that they did not miss the tie.
Namibian forward Sharu Lille had a great chance of scoring his 14th goal of the season when defeating an offside trap, but his shot went wide and goalkeeper Mark Anderson was defeated.
The false communication in Masandawana’s defense allowed Fagrie Lakay to steal the ball before the 41st minute sprint. He launched a violent blow and Mweene-representing Uganda Denis Onyango-blocked the goal.
But it was the home team that ended the first half, and Sharullil approached the first half twice. In the 43rd minute, his weak shot from a large position was calmly caught by the goalkeeper, and then the header was struggling to make a move.
Three minutes after the restart, Mweene had to be alert to stop Mduduzi Mdantsane’s rocket, who was slid into the danger zone by his teammates.
Subsequently, Morena Thapelo (Morena Thapelo) was forced to make a clearance from the resulting corner kick.
Lyle Lakay nearly doubled the advantage from another set kick from about 20 yards in the 60th minute, but the Hawkeye’s Anderson pushed the ball to the corner.
The dangerous Sharuller paid off for his hard work in the 75th minute, when he jumped past the two defenders, then calmly drove home and doubled his advantage.
The Namibian played again in the 82nd minute, this time scoring in Morena’s pass. This was his 15th goal this season and his 31st goal in two PSL seasons.