Mamelodi Sundowns’ continued to crack their whip on their ‘so called rivals’ as they were victorious over Kaizer Chiefs to beat their own record of 11 league wins in a row.
Sundowns won courtesy of Neo Maema’s 20th minute goal against Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Saturday, a win that extended their lead to 17 points at the top of the league.
While this was a 12th league win in a row for Sundowns, surpassing their own record for the 2006/07 term, this was a chaotic third loss in a row for Chiefs.
So much so that this loss piled the pressure on Chiefs who were booed to the locker room during half-time having Sundowns already scored the key goal.
Both Chiefs and Sundowns are regarded as the heavyweights of local football. But such has been the gulf in fortunes, this was no titanic battle on paper.
Chiefs have been enduring a seven-year trophy-less run, while their search for redemption under Arthur Zwane is yet to yield the expected results so far.
Sundowns, meanwhile, have been bossing local football. Such that they are in hunt of a sixth title in a row, a feat they are in control of as they lead the pile.
But Downs’ coach Rhulani Mokwena was modest in his approach, preaching that Chiefs weren’t bad in performance albeit results not going their way.