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Cape Town – Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs shared the spoils on the opening day of the Premiership season when they drew 1-1 on Saturday at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

The sides started at a frenetic pace with a number of strong challenges going in. Inside the first 10 minutes the visitors hit the front after an error from Gaston Sirino.

From the resulting spot-kick, Nascimento slotted home with confidence beyond Itumeleng Khune. Just before the interval the rejuvenated Brazilians hit the post through Brockie.

The Glamour Boys soon responded as Sirino lost the ball cheaply once more in midfield and Siphelele Ntshangase set Khama Billiat free into space on the left-hand side. Yet, the Zimbabwe star saw his strike across goal palmed away by Mweene.

He fed in Leo Castro who failed to make proper with Mweene to beat as the ball skidded wide, though a corner was given despite no Downs player getting a touch.