Sundowns thrash Swallows while Tuks down Chippa

Cuthbert Malajila scored a brace in their mission to close the gap on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

Mamelodi Sundowns captain, Alje Schut. Picture: Mamelodi Sundowns official Facebook page.

PRETORIA - Mamelodi Sundowns thrashed Moroka Swallows 4-1 with all goals coming in the first half, as the Premier Soccer League resumed on Tuesday.

Downs captain, Alje Schut, opened the scoring while Teko Modise scored the second and Cuthbert Malajila scored a brace in their mission to close gap on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

The Brazilians coach Pitso Mosimane says being prolific in front of goals will come in handy later in the season.

"I'm happy with the goals as it's good for goal difference."

Mosimane expressed his disappointment in the countless missed chances that his players had despite them winning by a huge margin.

"I think we could have converted more but I'm only focusing on the opportunities that we created. It's very important thing to do because before you win a game you must score."

He says his team must not allow complacency to creep in as a result of this victory.

"We look okay but we should not be too excited, we must keep our feet on the ground."

Mosimane says he isn't pleased with Themba Zwane and Bongani Zungu's form yet.

"Zungu is much younger, 21 years. He didn't look good in the first 10 minutes. He was losing few balls, a bit sluggish. You could see that they were not catching the speed of the game."

Downs are now 12 points behind Chiefs and will now turn their focus to their CAF Champion League campaign this weekend.

In other matches, Wits beat Maritzburg United 2-1 at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Thulani Hlatshwayo and Fikru Tefera both scored for the students.

University of Pretoria maintained their unbeaten run to five matches when they beat Chippa United 2-1 at Tuks Stadium.