Brooke Ends His Goal-scoring Drought With A Victory Over Chiefs

Jeremy Brockie celebrates as Mamelodi Sundowns edge passed Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium (21 July 2018). PICTURE: Soccer Laduma

JOHANNESBURG: Jeremy Brockie broke his goalscoring duck since joining the Brazilians in a 1-0 win over Amakhosi in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Mamelodi Sundowns narrowly edged Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup match which was played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

It was Jeremy Brockie who fired past a hapless Itumeleng Khune to seal the victory for the 2016 African champions eight minutes into the second half. 

George Lebese came off the bench to grab an assist in the latter stages of the game as Themba Zwane, another second-half substitute, sealed victory for Sundowns. 

Chiefs did score a consolation goal through Bernard Parker deep into stoppage time, but it was too little too late for them as Sundowns won the inaugural tournament.  

While this was a pre-season friendly, both teams exerted themselves well in the opening half, with Amakhosi creating a few goalscoring chances compared to Sundowns.

However, Sundowns dominated ball possession from the onset and they went into the dressing room the better of the two sides despite creating clear-cut chances. 

Pitso Mosimane fielded what would be deemed as a second string side, but given the quality in his team, they still managed to match Chiefs pound for pound. 

With Giovanni Solinas still waiting for his work permit before sitting on the Amakhosi bench, Patrick Mabedi led the technical bench, opting for the tried and tested against the Tshwane giants.

Khama Billiat started the match against his former employers, while Leonardo Castro and Gustavo Paez led the attack as Chiefs looked to hurt Sundowns upfront. 

The Brazilians on the hand, afforded Siphelele Mkhulisi the opportunity to showcase his talent, and the 22-year-old didn’t disappoint in front of a nearly packed FNB Stadium.