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Downs record worst ever scoring start

Mamelodi Sundowns have scored just three goals in eight games

Posted: 29 October 2012 Time: 3:07 pm

Mamelodi Sundowns’ awful start to this season’s League campaign is their worst goalscoring start at the completion of the first quarter of the 17 years of their ever presence in the PSL.

Sundowns have scored a mere three goals eight games into the season – an appalling statistic for a club that boasts the record of having scored the most goals at 743 in 512 League games that they have played in the history of the PSL since 1996.

The Brazilians have been averaging 11.125 goals in the first eight games of the previous 16 years, and the three goals they have managed so far this season puts an ugly scar on their proud scoring rate.

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So terrible have Sundowns been in front of goal that they haven’t netted in their last five League games – a run of over seven-and-a-half hours – and by the time they play Orlando Pirates in their next match on November 7, they will have gone over two months without scoring.

The Brazilians last scored against in the 2-1 defeat to Maritzburg United on September 2, with Nyasha Mushekwi’s late strike merely reducing the deficit.

Besides Mushekwi, the only other Sundowns player who has scored is Thami Sangweni, who slammed home the winner in the opening day victory against Chippa United, with the third goal accredited to The Brazilians coming off Itumeleng Khune, who directed Clayton Daniels’ shot into the net after it had struck the upright.

Prior to their latest scoring troubles, the worst that Sundowns had managed at the quarter-mark of any season was six goals in the 1996-97, 2001-02 and 2006-07 seasons.

Only Bloemfontein Celtic and Jomo Cosmos have had a scoring worse start after both netted just twice in the opening eight games in 1996-97 and 2004-05 seasons respectively. In those two seasons Celtic and Cosmos both finished in the bottom half.

However, Sundowns is not the only team that has been horrific in front of goals as fellow strugglers AmaZulu have also scored just three times.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

Baatile
posted: 03:10 pm
'.....a run of over seven-and-a-half hours.....over two months without scoring.'

That is so embarrassing!
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 03:11 pm
We know that, so?
Gucci Man
posted: 03:12 pm
Cum'on maSandawana , wake up guys ...you can collect 3 points from Pirates .

I'll be supporting you ......Sbali sami , Sweyts ......yasedladleni ,
Abekho labantu bafwethu , eeeeiiiisshhh konje nani anikho futhi....
Akunama-clubs lana ha ha ha ha
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 03:12 pm
Sundunusa broke Pirates's 6 hours of play with no goals, thats interesting...
Gucci Man
posted: 03:14 pm
Eeeiiissshhh I'm sure you regret wasting all those goals against Powerlines
24-0 .....what a waste of goals
TMG 2009
posted: 03:15 pm
no need to panic...this team has real GALAXIES i mean cream-ala-cream of SA football in every department they will come back and suprise many...especially the MARATHON FC!!!
Gucci Man
posted: 03:15 pm
PSL is Premier Soccer League .....NOT.............. Powerlines Soccer League
The Game..
posted: 03:15 pm
Ja neh: this is one of the bad starts by Mamelodi Sundowns but ke we have faith in our players and as much as this is a bad report but nature allows no imbalance , we still reaching out for more good reports or records if I may rephrase: I believe every dark cloud has a silver lining, after the game against Ajax : we could see some glittering and shining signs that there is a def light at the end of the tunnel...it's not over u Mama Ruby akakaculi: negative results, together with negative publicity have killed some men but yet made real men pull up their socks and reach for the stars....this is a time when after all is said and done, Downs organisers would singing a similar song as that Zaza gospel tune....'siphume lapha kuthiwa akuphunywa khona'.....when the media and all the haterz have put a stop in our presence and contribution...damn the Sky will start a new sentence....we still here,,,,with crooks and hooks....heard of that line?.....reminding everyone that this is football: a beautiful game....whichever way, we still the winners...cos failures have given up....Peace
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 03:16 pm
The Izikhothane's win against Gorillas must be dedicated to the late Swetys and Brazilito... The world miss them.
Born Khosi
posted: 03:22 pm
Piecity as well...
IvoryPark OrlandoPIrates Branch
posted: 03:25 pm
Look at Tekoloshe Modise .......lol
Hangwanie@gmail.com
posted: 03:29 pm
They have just turn things around. All the best Sunflops.

Khosi for eternity
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 03:36 pm
They will redeem themsleves with a win against our neighbours. When you play against Pirates dont prepare any tactics, just make sure the referee is doing well on the day then your team will win.

Collins "Msholozi" Mbesuma did a summersalt infront of goals that Mfiki referee said he was fouled...i suspect he was told at halftime that they didnt use a brown envelope but the contents are still the same.

Sundowns 3(Rogers,Manqele,Mushekwi) - Pirates 2( Referee,Linesman)
sam_sundawana
posted: 03:41 pm
Ya it's really bad indeed...but am sure we will turn things around sooner rather than later
THE GLORY CONTINUES......
posted: 03:44 pm
yah ne, i guess they board top qaulity strikers, what is going wrong.
Teetotaller 'J-Line'
posted: 03:45 pm
ga gona batho mo go setse bahiri
Mosixty
posted: 03:46 pm
I thought the 4-1 will make them unstoppable......the problem with SA players after beating the mighty Chiefs is that_they don wanna play football again.....since they would have achieved their childhood dream. I gather that they still fantasizing about that 4-1 muti laced win
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 03:50 pm
Mosixtyposted: 03:46 pm | Report
I thought the 4-1 will make them unstoppable......the problem with SA players after beating the mighty Chiefs is that_they don wanna play football again.....since they would have achieved their childhood dream. I gather that they still fantasizing about that 4-1 muti laced win
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Hahahaha sho Khosi, 4-1 muti laced win.....hehehe classic
THE GLORY CONTINUES......
posted: 03:50 pm
go tloga go pala kae vele...............bafana ba style ba feletse ke style
THE GLORY CONTINUES......
posted: 03:52 pm
I thought the 4-1 will make them unstoppable......the problem with SA players after beating the mighty Chiefs is that_they don wanna play football again.....since they would have achieved their childhood dream. I gather that they still fantasizing about that 4-1 muti laced win
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thats a good one bra, its every player's dream to beat chiefs. and then they are no longer playing.
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