Mamelodi Sundowns looked as deliciously fearsome as ever picking their way past a strong SuperSport United 2-0 in their Absa Premiership opener at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
Hlompo Kekana opened the scoring in the 34 minute and Themba Zwane in the 51 saw Downs flex their muscle by adding the second goal.
Pitso Mosimane has professed himself some fan of his two new signings, and players looking for a lease of life after average campaigns last season – George Lebese and Oupa Manyisa.
Sundowns’ coach gave a start to both, and they continued to indicate that surrounded by Downs’ superstars, in such a fluent team, they can regain their prowess and be two of the season’s more interesting additions.
Eric Tinkler’s SuperSport look formidable on paper – on the field and bench. They certainly had their moments.
Downs got their opener through deft simplicity. Billiat won the ball on the right of the area and centred to Hlompo Kekana, who placed a low, rolled finish inside the left upright that Ronwen Williams could not have saved.
Mosimane taking a swipe at Eric Tinkler after the game said ”there is only one big team in Tshwane, the rest are just noise makers.”