Masandawana’s win over Stellenbosch moved them 4 factors away from second positioned Golden Arrows, who’ve performed two matches extra

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana midfielder Stanton ‘Stiga’ Fredericks recognized a number of features of Mamelodi Sundowns’ play of their 2-1 win over Stellenbosch on the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday afternoon which he believes present why the Brazilians are a lower above the competitors.

The defending league champions didn’t have the very best of first halves on a sizzling afternoon within the Winelands and so they conceded first when Stellenbosch striker Stanley Dimgba netted within the 33rd minute.

However Downs fought again within the second half and equalised by Gaston Sirino’s 51st-minute purpose earlier than Peter Shalulile snatched a 95th-minute winner.

Fredericks was impressed by their endurance and composure, and in addition highlighted the technical high quality of a few of Shalulile and Sirino’s play.

“Clearly when you’re chasing the sport you need to get again to equalising issues. However the way you do this is essential,” the previous Bafana Bafana midfielder mentioned in his position as a SuperSport TV presenter.

“Sundowns received’t simply rush ahead and attempt to get the equaliser and expose themselves on the again.

“You have a look at the composure of Shalulile, giving Sirino the help on the proper time,” Fredericks mentioned of the successful purpose.

“He’s [Shalulile] conscious of the truth that ‘I can probably obtain the ball. I have to be ready the place I’m not on high of the ball, I would like to present myself a while,’ and Shalulile does brilliantly.”

The identical two gamers had additionally mixed for Sundowns’ first purpose.

“What a primary contact, nice consciousness. The power of the ball to Sirino, he [Shalulile] is aware of he [Sirino] has to hit it with one contact, so the ability of the ball performed into Sirino was the correct quantity of energy, and that allowed Sirino to open his physique and discover the [target],” Fredericks defined.

“And these are selections, that when you’re uncovered to continental soccer, you get a possibility like this it’s important to make use of it since you may not get one other one. This units Sundowns aside from the remainder of the league at the moment.”

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