Downs on to another PSL record


Mamelodi Sundowns will return to action this week faced with the prospect of scribbling their name on yet another PSL record as they seek to continue their title push.

The Brazilians have the long trip to the Western Cape this Saturday where Cape Town City in the hope of not being added to the pile of those that have contributed points.

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have led the queue of those that have surrendered all three points into the Downs bag but also failed to score against the champions with AmaZulu, TS Galaxy, Swallows, Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United and Marumo Gallants also in that category.

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Only Chippa United have been able to share the points though they also failed to score.

This has left Sundowns on a run of nine clean sheets through a period in which they have scored 17.

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With game number 10 against City, this will mean they will match the longest run without conceding through the history of the PSL.

That record is held by Wits University.

At the start of the 2003/04 season, Wits went 10 games without conceding under Roger de Sa winning five with another five ending in draws.

They scored 13.

Their defence was eventually breached by Steve Komphela who coached Dynamos in game number 11 on December 12, 2003, with Joel Seroba on target for Ri Khomeni Ri Nga Peli in a 1-1 draw.

The Clever Boys went on to finish fourth that season finishing with the second-best defence (conceded 18) in the league behind champions Kaizer Chiefs who conceded a mere 11 goals all season.

For Sundowns, who already have the MTN8 trophy in the bag, they have won the last seven league games in a row and last conceded a league goal back in May.

They have beaten every local opponent that they have faced in the battle for points through this calendar year.

At the rate at which they are moving they stand a chance of improving their best winning points tally of 71 while the thought of becoming the first-ever 'invincibles' is also in sight.

They have already won the Q1-innovation.

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