Football

South Africa’s Modiba heads the net against Alba-esque

18 May 2022 | 08:27

As Alba did in the La Liga win over Real Betis 24 hours earlier, Modiba made a deep cross and volleyed the ball wide of the goal. “I reenacted Alba’s goal many times and promised that I would score a similar one, but Didn’t expect it to happen so soon“, said the midfielder.

That is third match in a row in which ex-man Modiba scored, after failing to concede even once in Sundown’s first 46 games of the season in all competitions. Modiba scored in 49 minutes to dedicate Sundown tournament champions 14 minutes ahead of them to surrender when Phathutshedzo Nange ground filling.

Fourth rank leader then there is a chance to get maximum points, but the keeper Reyaad Pieterse saved both a penalty and a subsequent header from Keagan Dolly. A mid-2021 signing from French Ligue 1 club Montpellier, Dolly is said to be the highest paid Premiership star with a monthly salary of 1.45 million rand ($90,500 / 86,000 euros).

While Sundown was playing for pride with a Leading by 14 points and the remaining two days of competition, result is a blow to the chiefs when they seek some comfort from a seventh consecutive season without a title. Leaders hope to finish runner-up and join Sundown in 2022-2023 CAF Champions Leaguebut their chances of success linger after the draw.

If ranked second Cape Town City win at home to AmaZulu This Saturday the captains won’t run, even if they win their last two games, going to Sekhukhune United and on the home turf of the Swallows. Cape Town lasts a undefeated in Premiership under the guidance of coach and former South African midfielder Eric Tinkler up to 12 matches with a 2-0 home win against the risk of relegation Dr. Galaxy.

City are the only winners on the weekend’s seven-match schedule with goals in additional time disqualifying the final spot. Baroka of a victory at Chippa United and last Monday savings swallows from failure at SuperSport United.