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Sundowns, SuperSport extend winning streak in new GDL season


At last, the highly anticipated arrival of coach Tebello Kheswa‘s NWU Vaal on the big stage of the Gauteng Development League was witnessed, with the side travelling to Clapham to take on Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

Kheswa’s newly promoted team was on a mission to prove to all the teams in the league and fans around the country that their victory over Sundowns in last season’s GDL Youth Cup was not a fluke.

On the other hand, Sundowns were itching to put the newbies in their place.

In the first half, NWU Vaal played their typical game, controlling possession and looking to control the pace of the encounter.

However, Sundowns knew precisely when to press their opposition. They often caught them off guard, overwhelming them with pressure, and they were then clinical in front of goal.

To open the Brazilians’ goal account, Junaid Seedaf converted a set piece (free kick) to give them a 1-0 advantage at the break.

In the second half, Sundowns stunned the league newcomers with five more goals, courtesy of a double by Kamva Moni, and further goals from Molemo Seemela, Ntokozo Siquba and Reitumetsi Motlhasedi, which powered the team from Pretoria to a big 6-0 victory.

After finishing in the top three last season, Sundowns look like a team that has gone back to the drawing board to address its shortcomings. Now, after three rounds of action, they’re top of the GDL log.

In other fixtures, Kathorus Hyper Academy and Panorama drew 2-2 at Hunterfield Stadium, with Koketso Tshwene shining for Kathorus Hyper.

At the Greek Sporting Club, Joburg City suffered a 2-4 loss at home to Rosina Sedibane, while in Pretoria, Manelisi Mazibuko and Tshepo Mahlatsi bagged two goals each to help SuperSport United to a 5-2 win over UP Tuks.

Highlands Park put a tick in the win column with a 2-1 victory over the School of Excellence at Balfour Park, while Jomo Cosmos lost 0-1 at home to Remember Elite Soccer Academy (RESA) as Nkululeko Sekese‘s goal secured the points for the visitors.

Sevens Academy drew 1-1 with Wits Junior at Marks Park, while Kaizer Chiefs were held to a 2-2 draw by Randburg AFC.

Results

u13
Kathorus Hyper Academy 3-3 Panorama
SuperSport United 1-2 UP Tuks
Jomo Cosmos 0-2 RESA
Joburg City vs Rosina Sedibane (Postponed, No match officials)
Sevens Academy 8-0 Wits Junior
Kaizer Chiefs 4-0 Randburg AFC

u15
Kathorus Hyper Academy 1-1 Panorama
SuperSport United 0-0 UP Tuks
Jomo Cosmos 1-2 RESA
Joburg City 2-1 Rosina Sedibane
Highlands Park 0-1 School of Excellence
Sevens Academy 1-1 Wits Junior
Kaizer Chiefs 2-2 Randburg AFC

Under 17
Kathorus Hyper Academy 1-0 Panorama
SuperSport United 0-0 UP Tuks
Jomo Cosmos 0-2 RESA
Joburg City 3-1 Rosina Sedibane
Highlands Park 1-0 School of Excellence
Sevens Academy 4-1 Wits Junior
Kaizer Chiefs 1-3 Randburg AFC

Under 19
Kathorus Hyper Academy 2-2 Panorama
SuperSport United 5-2 UP Tuks
Jomo Cosmos 0-1 RESA
Joburg City 2-4 Rosina Sedibane
Highlands Park 2-1 School of Excellence
Sevens Academy 1-1 Wits Junior
Kaizer Chiefs 2-2 Randburg AFC
Mamelodi Sundowns 6-0 NWU Vaal

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