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Billiat, Rusike on target to hand Sundowns and SuperSport victories

The Zimbabwean frontmen were in scintillating form as they inspired their ABSA Premiership teams to triumph on Friday and Saturday respectively.

By Carlo Chikomba

It was a good day at the office for the Zimbabwean duo of Khama Biliat and Evans Rusike as the guided their respective teams to ABSA Premier League wins on Saturday.

Billiat’s solitary strike on Friday evening was enough to seal all three points for Sundowns in a crunch encounter against Cape Town City.

Percy Tau’s forceful run down the left hand side two minutes into the second half and then exquisite chip over the goalkeeper set up Billiat, who responded with an equally stunning full volley to give Sundowns a 1-0 win that might prove crucial in their bid to regain their championship title.

Sundowns eventually held on for the win which ended a run of three successive defeats against City, who remain second but suffered a major dent in their championship hopes.

On the other hand, Evans Rusike, who recently signed for SuperSport United scored on his debut as the Matsatsantsa claimed a 4-2 win home over Bloemfontein Celtics in a thrilling encounter on Saturday.

Rusike joined SuperSport United from Maritzburg United barely four days ago and was quick to get on the score sheet for his new employees as he drove home a goal in the 38th minute to put the hosts 2-1 ahead after they had initially fallen 1-0 behind courtesy of a strike by the visitor’s midfielder Jacky Motshengwa.

That goal gave Matsatsantsa the lead for the first time in the match and spurred them on as they eventuallya ran out 4-2 winners on the day.

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