Mamelodi Sundowns fought hard but could not get the goal as they drew 0-0 with Lamontville Golden Arrows on Wednesday evening. The game marked the ninth outing in the month of April for The Brazilians in what has been a non-stop month of football.
The technical team made a few changes to the starting xi that faced Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday with Rushine De Reuck, Kermit Erasmus, Sphelele Mkhulise and Aubrey Modiba coming in for Brian Onyango, Gift Motupa, Gaston Sirino and Lyle Lakay
The first half saw the two sides fight to create clear cut chances in a closely-contested affair. Kermit Erasmus was the first to cause trouble for the Arrows defence in the third minute when he fired a ball across the face of goal which was begging for a teammate to tap home. Denis Onyango showed why he is leading the clean sheet standings as he was alert to any danger that entered his area. As the first half came to a close, Lebohang Maboe had a chance to strike when the ball fell to him in the box but his volley went over the bar.
The second half saw the coaches throw on Gift Motupa in place of Andile Jali to beef up the firepower up top. Downs started the half with a flurry of attacks but could not breach the back of the net. Modiba and Themba Zwane had strikes from range which were denied by Mlungwana in goals.
Ultimately Bafana Ba Styled were forced to share the spoils with the team from Kwa-Zulu Natal which takes The Brazilians to forty-eight points at the top of the DStv Premiership. Up next, Sundowns begin the month of May with a trip to Orlando to take on Pirates in a crunch clash.
How we lined up:
Onyango, Morena, Modiba, de Reuck, Lebusa, Maboe, Mkhulise, Coetzee, Jali (59’ Motupa) , Zwane (84’ Mkhuma), Erasmus (84’ Vilakazi)
Pieterse, Nascimento, Mkhuma, Vilakazi, Lakay, Mudau, Kapinga, Motupa, Mvala