Nyandoro blasts in thunderbolt

ZIMBABWE international Esrom Nyandoro kept Mamelodi Sundowns’ dream of winning the South African Castle Premiership alive with a late goal to sink city rivals Supersport United 1-0 in their encounter at Super Stadium in Atteridgeville on Wednesday evening.

Nyandoro,

who put on a stellar showing throughout the mandatory 90 minutes, struck a thunderous shot from 30 metres out in the 87th minute from a Surprise Moriri pass after a failed Sundowns corner to give his side the vital three points to keep them ahead of Orlando Pirates in the hunt for the championship.

It was a deserved goal for a Sundowns side who had laboured the entire evening with little success.

Often losers or almost-winners in the Pretoria derby, this time round Sundowns needed to win and their hopes of finally conquering their less-fancied rivals almost evaporated in the second half.

With Sundowns having seized the initiative from the opening exchanges, the visitors toiled, dribbled, theatrically forced fouls in their favour and consistently threatened to score the opening goal.

However, United did the sensible thing and, realising that they could not match their opponents head to head, opted to absorb the pressure and wait for the counter. — Sapa.

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