Sundowns off to flying start with win over Cape Town City in opener

Aubrey Modiba and Themba Zwane provided the goals and the three points for the visitors.

Mamelodi Sundowns beat Cape Town City FC in their DStv Premiership match at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town on 5 August 2022. Picture: @OfficialPSL/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Mamelodi Sundowns got their DStv Premiership title defence off to a flying start on Friday night as they sunk Cape Town City FC 2-0 in the opening match of the new season.

The defending champions produced a strong second-half performance at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town to break down the hosts' stubborn resistance.

Aubrey Modiba and Themba Zwane provided the goals and the three points for the visitors.

Modiba opened the scoring just after the hour mark from a set piece after midfielder Haashim Domingo was fouled near the City penalty area.

The visitors then made it 2-0 two minutes later as Domingo split City's defence for Zwane to make it 2-0.

City attempted to rally back in the closing stages of the match but the champions' defence was equal to the task of keeping City's attacks out.