It was all sorts of emotions at the Loftus Versveld as Kaizer Chiefs got the better of Mamelodi Sundowns in a 2-1 thriller.
Sundowns welcomed Chiefs in Pretoria and were surely the favourites on the day. They controlled most of the ball position but could not break through the resilient Chiefs defence.
Bernard Parker got close to opening the scoring after 26 minutes of play with a powerful right footed shot that hit the crossbar. But the rest of the half was a move, counter move experience as supporters watched on in anticipation.
In the second half Siyabonga Ngezana opened the scoring for Komphela’s charges five minutes after the halftime break with a header.
Parker made it two goals for Chiefs when he controlled on his right inside the box to coolly pick his spot with a left-footed strike into the bottom right corner. It was all for Sundowns to do after that.
Sundowns were reduced to ten men after Tiyane Mabunda received his marching orders for a second yellow card. Though in the 80th minute matters turned in favour of Downs as Eric Mathoho fouled Percy Tau in the box for a penalty to be awarded.
Themba Zwane made no mistake and sent Itumeleng Khune to the wrong side to make it 2-1. Chiefs held on to their lead and the match finished as 2-1 with Chiefs taking all three points.