Amakhosi triumph in Pretoria

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Kaizer Chiefs have taken a five-point lead at the top of the Absa Premiership standings following their 2-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Stadium.

Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic, who was tipped by FARPost‘s Amahle Siphungu to shine in her match preview, bagged a brace.

Nurkovic, who was named Man of the Match, put the visitors in front after just six minutes on the clock.

But there has been a big debate about the goal – was it offside or not?

Nurkovic was initially onside when the ball was played in by Reeve Frosler. However, if Leonardo Castro got a touch on its way, then Nurkovic should have been judged offside.

But there were certainly no question marks over Nurkovic’s second goal in the 78th minute, which ended the match as a contest.

Nurkovic got his sec0nd after some brilliant play from substitute Dumsani Zuma, who replaced Leonardo Castro in the second stanza.

For the home side, it was simply not their day.

Downs midfielder Andile Jali blazed over his shot from close range on the stroke of halftime.

It all but summed up the day for Pitso Mosimane, who would be the first to give credit to Chiefs for their good play.

Nurkovic celebrating his second goal. He was also named Man of the Match.

With the victory, Chiefs would be delighted to open a five-point gap.

It’s still early days, however, but Ernst Middendorp’s charges would be encouraged after defeating the reigning Absa Premiership champions.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

at Loftus Stadium

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