The Brazilians returned to 2nd place on the Absa Premiership log and continued to apply pressure on league leaders, Kaizer Chiefs with a superb 3-0 win on Saturday afternoon.
Mosimane was forced to ring the changes with Anele Ngcongca and Thapelo Morena missing out through injury, Nicholus Lukhubeni and Lebohang Maboe were pushed into the Starting XI. Meanwhile, Chippa made three changes, as Tercious Malepe, Silas Maziya and Meshack Maphangule all returned to action.
Downs got off to a flyer as Lukhubeni carved his way through the Chilli Boys defense and struck a left-footed shot into the bottom corner for his first goal of the season, in only his second game.
With Sundowns calling the shots, Chippa’s head coach Norman Mapeza has to make changes and introduced Thabo Rakhale in place of Meshack Maphangule.
The Brazilians continued to pile on the pressure and were awarded a penalty just before the hour-mark after Sandile Mthethwa bought down Sibusiso Vilakazi in the box, the Chippa defender was then sent off. Zwane stepped up and calmly slotted one home to hand the Brazilians a two goal lead.
Sundowns put the game to bed in the 63rd minute after Sirino broke through the defence before unselfishly playing in Vilakazi who made no mistake from point blank range.
Mamelodi Sundowns (1′ Lukhubeni, 58′ Zwane, 63′ Vilakazi) 3 – 0 Chippa United
Sundowns: Onyango, Lukhubeni, Lebusa, Madisha, Nascimento, Jali, Kekana, Zwane, Maboe, Sirino, Vilakazi.
Subs: Mweene, Arendse, Lakay, Mabunda, Meza, Mkhulise, Makgalwa.
Chippa: Mothwa, Modisane, Mthethwa, Moyo, Malepe, Komane, Mahola, Maziya, Maphangule, Gamildien, Kwem.
Subs: Mazibuko, Sekotlong, Maarman, Lentjies, E. Moyo, Rakhale, Jodwana.