Brazilians setting pace on all fronts

With the 2020/21 season approaching the business end, Mamelodi Sundowns are firing on all cylinders and are looking to match the incredible feats of last season as they compete to win three trophies for the second straight season.

On the domestic front, Downs have been leading the way in the DStv Premiership since the opening weekend, after beginning their campaign with an impressive 3-0 win over rivals Kaizer Chiefs. The Brazilians sit at the summit of the table with thirty-six points collected from sixteen games played. Whilst the team have been doing the business at the top end of the pitch scoring twenty-six goals, the defensive efforts of the team have been garnering the most attention.

The team have only conceded seven goals, and have kept eleven clean sheets. Having yet to suffer a defeat in the league after sixteen games, the team are edging ever closer to equalling the longest unbeaten start in the league in the PSL, with the record currently standing at 18 games. Themba Zwane leads the way in goalscoring for The Brazilians with eight league goals with Peter Shalulile breathing down his neck with six goals.

On the cup front, February saw the beginning of the teams title defence in the Nedbank Cup with The Brazilians taking on Stellenbosch FC to compete for a place in the last 16. It took One-hundred and twenty minutes of action and last drama to separate the sides, but Bafana Ba Style were eventually able to get the job done and secure their spot in the next round, where they will be taking on Polokwane City for a place in the last 8.

As has been the case in the five seasons prior, Mamelodi Sundowns once again are amongst the cohort that will be flying the South African flag at the pinnacle of African football, the CAF Champions League. The Brazilians, who were victorious in the competition in 2016, began their group stage campaign against Al Hilal Omdurman of Sudan, coming out as 2-0 victors. The Brazilians will also be taking on TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo and CR Beloiuzdad of Algeria in their bid to progress to the knockout stages.

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