High-flying Sundowns sunk
Bottom-of-the-table Bay United stunned high-riding Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 on Sunday as the South African Premiership title race took another twist.
Veteran defender Cyril Nzama scored with an unstoppable header off a free-kick on 24 minutes and Malawian striker Jimmy Zakazaka sealed the points with a second goal in the closing stages. It was the third time this season promoted Bay from the southern city of Port Elizabeth have shocked Sundowns, the 'Chelsea' of South Africa with a wealthy owner and expensively assembled squad.
After five consecutive league wins, Sundowns were expected to win and close the gap on leaders SuperSport United, but the 'Brazilians' never got to grips with hyper-motivated Bay. Despite the surprise three points, United remain bottom of the table with 20 points, one less than Bloemfontein Celtic in the struggle to dodge the drop from the richest African national football league.
Kaizer Chiefs were held 0-0 in Durban by AmaZulu and joined Sundowns and Orlando Pirates in second spot on 34 points, six less than defending champions SuperSport with nine rounds left.