Downs annihilate Usuthu


Mamelodi Sundowns dished out a footballing lesson to beleaguered AmaZulu to advance to the last 8 of the Telkom Knockout at Lucas Moripe on Sunday.

It was the South American show as Venezuela’s Jose Ali Meza opened the scoring, before Uruguay’s Gaston Sirino, who was man of the match, added a double.

Sirino’s compatriot Mauricio Affonso came off the bench to register his name on the scoresheet.

To rub salt on AmaZulu’s wound, defender Mario Booysen scored an own goal on debut.

Downs coach Pitso Mosimane had earlier warned that his team was going for the kill in this tournament and the Brazilians have, in five ways, sent a strong message to their opponents that they are not in the TKO to add to the numbers despite their CAF commitments.

Gaston Sirino was unstoppable.

Downs join the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the quarterfinals.

The draw will be conducted on Tuesday straight after the match between Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape.

Meanwhile, Highlands Park edged Black Leopards 6-5 on penalties at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.

The match finished goalless in regulation time and the Lions of the North had some bite during the spot kicks to seal the tie and advance to the last eight.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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