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Niang, Mahachi Secure First League Win For Downs

Absa Premiership
 
Result: Moroka Swallows 0-2 Mamelodi Sundowns 
 
Date: 20 August 2014
 
Venue: Dobsonville Stadium
 
Mamelodi Sundowns claimed their first win of the campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Moroka Swallows in a Absa Premiership clash at the Dobsonville Stadium.
 
Sundowns took control of the game from the onset, dominating possession, with Teko Modise and Hlompho Kekana making their presence felt in the midfield.
 
The Brazilians had the better of the chances as well, with Mario Booysens heading inches wide after a well-worked free-kick in the 15th minute.
 
Tsietsi Mahoa came to Swallows' rescue in the 28th minute, as he cleared Mame Niang's solid header off the line.
 
Zeca Marques didn't offer much in attack, as they were chasing shadows for most of the first half, and it looked as if they best chance of scoring would come from a set-piece.
 
Modise should have given Sundowns the lead five minutes before the halftime break, he played a neat one-two with Themba Zwane, before blasting wide of the target from six-yards out.
 
Sundowns took the lead in the 52nd minute, as Mame Niang showed great skill and composure to round Greg Etafia and finish from a tight angle.
 
Modise almost doubled the visitors lead in the 60th minute, he latched onto a through ball from Elias Pelembe, but he failed to lob the on-rushing Etafia.
 
Kennedy Mweene was finally called into action in the 74th minute, as he pulled off a fine save to keep out Lerato Chabangu's long range effort.
 
Swallows were dealt a blow in the 80th minute, as Lantshen Phalane was shown his second yellow card of the game for kicking the ball away.
 
New signing, Kadakwashe Mahachi, got off his Sundowns debut off to the perfect start, as he slotted home from 12-yards out in the 82nd minute to double the visitors' lead.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Moroka Swallows: Etafia; Mungomeni, Isaacs, Hendricks, Mahoa; Baloyi, Phalane; Wana, Chabangu, Nomvethe; Mabalane
 
Mamelodi Sundowns: Mweene, Mphahlele, Booysens, Schut, Langerman, Modise, Kekana, Mbekile, Pelembe, Zwane, Niang
 

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