Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City played out a 1-1 draw in a thrilling Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Tuesday evening.
Hlompho Kekana scored one of his trademark scotchers from outside the box, while Dove Edmilson equalized for the Cape Town side.
Former City player Lyle Lakay almost registered his name on the scoresheet when he found himself in the opposition box, but saw his effort saved by the towering goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh.
There was no stopping Sundowns Captain and Absa Premiership reigning midfielder of the season Kekana, who first blazed a City player before letting rip just outised the centerline to score an absolute contender for goal of the season. The City Keeper could only stand and watch in amazement, as Kekana did what he’s become known for, season after season.
After the goal, City suddenly woke up and took the game to the home team and eventually drew level in the 25th minute.
Edmilson got on the end of corner kick and converted from a tight position to bring the visitors level.
Sundowns and City continued exchanging blows, looking for the all important goal. Kermit Erasmus and Thato Mokeke combined well to unlock the Sundowns defence but failed to beat Denis Onyango, leaving the scoreline at 1-1 at halftime.
Veteran defender Wayne Arendse was close to putting Sundowns ahead once again but his effort crashed into the woodwork from a corner kick.
Sundowns suffered an injury blow in the second half when substitute attacker Keletso Makgalwa was caught on the Achilles in a challenge and eventually had to be replaced by Anele Ncgongca just 13 minutes after being brought on.
Sundowns: Onyango, Morena, Arendse, Lebusa, Lakay, Sirino (Makgalwa 63’ [Ncgongca 76’]), Kekana, Coetzee, Zwane, Vilakazi (Mkhulise 87’), Maboe
City: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Cupido, Edmilson, Seedat, Martin, Mobara, Mokeke, Ralani (Kewuti 78’), Makola (Norodien 85’), Erasmus (Mthembu 72’)