Amakhosi, Downs have it all to fight for in second leg

Kazier Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns have everything to fight for in the second leg of the MTN8 following their 1-1 draw at the FNB Stadium yesterday.

Edson Castillo was on target for Kaizer Chiefs, while Khuliso Mudau saved the tie for Masandawana with his last-minute equalising goal.

Like the previous meeting two weeks ago, Sundowns were all over Amakhosi during the entire first half. Even so, the home side remained resolute and managed to deal with the pressure.

New signing Jasond González was introduced in the second half by coach Molefi Ntseki, replacing midfielder Mduduzi Mdantsane.

It took 60 minutes for the tense FNB crowd to come alive, thanks to Castillo, who gladly accepted the inviting cross from Ashley du Preez, when he directed the ball to the far post.

His bullet of a pin-point header left goalkeeper Ronwen Williams with no chance but to look, stare and admire.

Ahead of the much-anticipated encounter, Rulani Mokwena said his side would not focus much on the second leg, as the plan was to salvage something from the first tie. “We went into the game not thinking too much about the second leg, but tried to push ourselves to a point where we are a little bit in control of our mindset, tactics and approach for the second leg, and that had a lot to do about what we did in the first leg,” Mokwena said.

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