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Mamelodi Sundowns set a new South African scoring record on Sunday afternoon after beating Powerlines FC 24-0 in a Nedbank Cup last 32 match.

AmaZulu held the previous record of 16-0, beating Bizana Lucky Stars 36 years ago, but The Brazilians demolished that in Kimberley.

Sundowns’ destroyer-in-chief on the day was Hlompho Kekana, who netted seven times, while Nyasha Mushekwi scored six times and Richard Henyekane five.

Sundowns capitalised from poor defending early on when Sibusiso Zwane pulled the ball back in from the right side and Kekana struck the crossbar before it bounced into the net.

In the 12th minute, Mushekwi miscued his effort when he was through on goal and one-on-one with the keeper, but Richard Henyekanye picked up the ball to make it 2-0.

Three minutes later Kekana got his second of the match when he beat the offside trap from a Method Mwanjale through ball and he coolly slotted home.

In the 20th minute it was 4-0 when Doctor Mampuru played a low cross from the right side flank and Henyekanye blasted the ball into the net from six-yards out. Four minutes later it was 5-0 when Mushekwi exquisitely finished inside the box.

On the half-hour mark Kekana got his hat-trick when Mampuru crossed from the right flank and he slotted home.

In the 41st minute, Mampuru was once again at it on the right wing when he set up Mushekwi and the Zimbabwean striker easily slotted home from six-yards out to make it 7-0.

Two minutes later, Mushekwi got his hat-trick when Henyekanye broke loose on the left side and teed up the ball for his strike partner, who miscued his effort but that resulted in the ball chipping over the keeper for 8-0.

On the stroke of half time, Mushekwi grabbed his fourth as he made the most of a rebound from near the goal line after the Powerlines keeper had saved a Pelembe shot to take the score into double figures, 10-0 heading into half time.

Three minutes after the break, Kekana made it 11-0 when he hit a ferocious shot from the edge of the box which left the keeper wrong-footed.

Mushekwi got half a dozen goals in the match when Pelembe set him up to slot into an empty net after 52 minutes, 12-0.

Samuel Julies made it 13-0 when he chipped the keeper to score on his debut. Henyekane then picked up his hat-trick to make it 14-0.

It was 15-0 on the hour mark when Kekana struck from six-yards out with only the keeper to beat.

Pelembe then got into the action when his effort went in from the inside of the cross bar to make it 16-0. He was again at it when he grabbed his second a few minutes later.

With 20 minutes left, Sundowns made it 18-0 when Lebohang Mokoena, who had just come in as a substitute, condemned Thabang Louw to more misery when he picked up the ball out of his net for the 18th time in the match.

Henyekanye made it 19-0 in the 74th minute and he was soon at it a minute later when he made it 20-0.

Local boy Julies scored his second of the afternoon, to make it 21-0 in the 76th minute and two minutes later Kekana grabbed his sixth to make it 22-0. He then scored his seventh two minutes.

The match eventually had its last goal when Mokoena tapped in a simple effort from six yards out to make it 24-0.

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