Zimbabwean midfielder Khama Billiat and Yannick Zakri scored today as Mamelodi Sundowns won 2-0 over Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match played at Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Sundowns almost opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Billiat set up Themba Zwane whose shot from ten-yards out was deflected inches over the target. Pirates first chance came in the 13th minute when Oupa Manyisa played Thamsanqa Gabuza into space just inside the box, but he failed to score. Sundowns took the lead in the 25th minute when a mistake in defence by Issa Sarr saw him clear a right wing cross from Yannick Zakri straight to Khama Billiat who headed home from ten-yards out, 1-0. The half ended 1-0 in favour of Sundowns.
Four minutes into the second half Yannick Zakri doubled Sundowns’ lead. Pirates almost found the equaliser through substitute Mpho Makola whose effort was saved by Dennis Onyango. Khama Billiat nearly scored his second of the match in the 66th minute but he missed. Two minutes from full-time Billiat’s 20-yard strike came back off the crossbar.