Mamelodi Sundowns started their defence of their DStv Premiership title with a 2-0 victory over Cape Town City FC at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday.
Aubrey Modiba and Themba Zwane scored within two minutes of each other in the second half as the defending champions kicked off the new campaign in the best possible fashion.
Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams was given his debut in the Masandawana goal after his high-profile move from cross-town rivals SuperSport United.
The reigning champions showed their class after the half-time interval and took the lead in thee 61st minute when Modiba found the back of the net with a stunning left-footed strike into the top corner from a free-kick.
Mamelodi Sundowns doubled their lead just two minutes later when Zwane latched onto a pass from Haashim Domingo and beat Hugo Marques in the Citizens’ goal.
Mamelodi Sundowns next in action against TS Galaxy
The visitors saw out the rest of the encounter to claim all three points and start the new campaign on a high.
Mamelodi Sundowns will next be in action at home to TS Galaxy on Wednesday, 10 August at 19:30, while Cape Town City FC will look to bounce back away to Swallows on Tuesday, 9 August at 17:00.