Billiat's Goal Secures A Valuable Win For 'Downs
Absa Premiership Report; Platinum Stars v Mamelodi Sundowns 01 October 2017
Result: Platinum Stars 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns
Date: 01 October 2017
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Khama Biliat's early goal was enough to earn Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 victory away to Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership.
Platinum Stars got off to the worst possible start by conceding a goal in the second minute of the game. Hlompo Kekana’s long pass was beautifully controlled by Khama Billiat before brilliantly placing the ball past the keeper to give Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 lead.
Khama Billiat was at the end of a good Sundowns move and the crossed the ball for Sibusiso Vilakazi whose shot went over the bar from close range.
Billiat found space again in the Platinum Stars box before beating a man and firing his shot away which was well saved by Mbongeni Mzimela.
The half ended 1-0 with Sundowns taking a comfortable lead.
Tebogo Langerman who was having a quiet day at the back made his way forward while providing an attacking option to his team. The fullback got into some space and fired a shot on target from range but Mzimela was on hand to make the save.
Hlompo Kekana delivered one of his trademark long range strikes from a free kick but his powerful effort was met by the fists of Mzimela who was kept quite busy in the game.
A Sundowns corner was cleared off the line by Robert Ng’ambi in what was a goal-bound effort.
The Brazilians managed to hold on and claim a 1-0 victory on their return to Absa Premiershp action.
Here's how they lined up:
Stars: 31 Mzimela, 2 Mere, 4 Mwhedihanga, 3 Mlilo, 21 Zulu, 24 Mkhabela, 15 Msomi, 36 Sesinyi, 22 Ng'ambi, 34 Mbatha, 37 Ntuli
Sundowns: 31 Brimah, 6 Arendse, 32 Madisha, 27 Morena, 4 Langerman, 13 Mabunda, 8 Kekana, 22 Tau, 11 Vilakazi, 18 Zwane, 33 Billiat