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Date: 25 April 2019

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Mushekwi double lifts Downs to 2nd

[Posted 07 Feb 2011]
[By Brighton Mupangavanhu]
Speed merchant and goal poacher Mushekwi scored a brace for Sundowns

Nyasha Mushekwi continued with his rich vein of form on Sunday when he scored a double for Mamelodi Sundowns in a 3-1 win over Engen Santos in a league match played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Mushekwi has maintained his record of scoring in every match, and has done so in the past three games, winning games for Sundowns in the process.

Milkshake, as Mushekwi is now nicknamed at the Pretoria-based side, scored his double in only a space of 4minutes. He first headed powerfully past Tshepo Motsoeneng in the 16th minute from an Elias Pelembe corner-kick.

The Zimbabwean international then returned to torment the Santos defence in the 20th minute, this time latching beatifully like a true goal-hungry striker that he is, onto a clever Matthew Pattison flick, to slot easily past a drawn-out Motsoeneng.

The Zimbabwean had to be substituted in the 73rd minute due to injury.

"I was playing with an ankle injury, and it flared up sometime during the match, and so I had to come out, but it is nothing serious, " Mushekwi told Marks Maponyane of the SABC Sport during a post-match interview.

Sundowns appeared to have struggled to get more goals despite enjoying more possession, after the withdrawal of Mushekwi, but managed to increase their lead to 3-1 at the death, following a superb move by Pelembe which was finished off by substitute Richard Henyekanye.

Mushekwi has continued to demonstrate his quality and justify neutral sentiments that he probably should have played more in the strating line-up from the beginning of the season.

In the absence of want-away striker Katlego Mphela, Mushekwi has proved to be an even better replacement as Downs' gunman. The role suits him perfectly, and he is a natural finisher, just as the past three matches have proved.

Mushekwi now sits on 8 goals, just two goals shy of leading marksman in the land, his compatriot Knowledge Musona of Kaizer Chiefs, who is currently out injured.

BeezSports recently suggested that it is Mushekwi who poses a real threat to Musona in the young player's dream of winning the golden boot. BeezSports went further to even suggest that Mushekwi could end the season as the top goal scorer in the league.

Each passing game is proving that BeezSports' prediction could as well come true.

Yet it is important to caution that Musona will not give up his first position without a fight. The Kaizer Chiefs hotshot is a genuine soccer talent, who is capable of grabbing hattricks in matches.

This sets up an intriguing battle of two Zimbabwean strikers, and the local media in South Africa has already started raving about the mouth-watering contest of the two Warriors' strikers.

BeezSports will keep an eye on this developing battle and will bring you updates. But what matters is that another striker appears to have stolen the thunder and spotlight away from the Chiefs talisman and is indeed scoring goals for fun.

Mushekwi gave Sundowns' new caretaker coach Ian Gorowa a perfect start in his reign. Not every team in the PSL can easily beat Santos with a score-line of 3-1 like Sundowns did yesterday. 


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