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Polokwane Hold Sundowns In Their Final Game Of 2023

Mamelodi Sundowns were held to a second consecutive 0-0 draw as Polokwane City frustrated them at Loftus Versfeld in their final game of 2023 in the DStv Premiership on Saturday evening.

Sundowns came into the game after a 0-0 draw in the Western Cape to Cape Town City and the fixture against the unpredictable Rise and Shine proved frustrating.

Needing a win to sneak into the top eight, they managed to keep a clean sheet, albeit within what appeared a controversial incident in the second half.

Peter Shalulile appeared to have broken the deadlock but the strike was ruled out after the official made contact with the assistant and fourth official before reversing the decision.

It caused a bit of scuffle on the sidelines and the closest they came to finding a winner was through a rasping effort from Bathusi Aubaas in the 90th minute.

But Manuel Sapunga made sure his clean sheet as in tact as he made a fine save to secure a vital point for the visitors which left them in 9th place while Sundowns remain top, six points ahead of second-placed SuperSport – with three games in hand.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.