0 - 0
Super Stadium
12/03/2008 19:30

Peter Ndlovu should have won the game for Downs

Related News

Related Club News

Sundowns, Santos in dull draw

Posted: 12 March 2008 Time: 21:14

Mamelodi Sundowns and Santos played out a dull 0-0 draw in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Super Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The game was not helped by the wet conditions which made life difficult for the players, nor by the tactics of Santos, who set out their stall for the draw from early on.

The Brazilians played some nice football in midfield, but were allowed space and time by a Santos side determined to protect their penalty area at all costs

In a first half of few chances, Lerato Chabangu’s lofted ball picked out Godfrey Sapula, who controlled and shot, but could not beat Wayne Roberts in the Santos goal as the keeper stuck out a boot to deflect the ball wide.

Moriri made Roberts work four minutes into the second half, but the big goalkeeper turned his shot around the post, though the ball may have been going wide in any case.

Chabangu earned himself a free-kick on 65-minutes with a theatrical drive, and then curled his effort from 25-yards into the side-netting.

Sundowns were camped in Santos’ half for much of the second period, but despite some pretty football leading up to the penalty area, they struggled to create clear-cut opportunities as the visitors’ defence held its shape well.

Esrom Nyandoro skidded a long-range effort just wide of Roberts’ far post, a piece of action that epitomized the game – Sundowns restricted to shooting from distance, hoping the wet conditions would make life difficult for the Santos stopper.

Substitute Peter Ndlovu had the ball in the back of the net with six minutes to play, but his headed strike was correctly ruled out for offside. But he should have scored deep in injury time as he had acres of time and space in the penalty area, but the Zimbabwean somehow missed the target with just Roberts to beat.

The result moves Santos onto 35 points, level with third-placed Orlando Pirates and Free State Stars, who remain above them on goal-difference. Sundowns move up once place to 12th.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:35 pm
SONDOWNS SHOULD CHANGE THE SYTLE OF PLAY AND CONCENTRATE IN MORE ATTECT THAN DIFFENDING
Anonymous
posted: 09:35 pm
SONDOWNS SHOULD CHANGE THE SYTLE OF PLAY AND CONCENTRATE IN MORE ATTECT THAN DIFFENDING
Anonymous
posted: 09:38 pm
The people's team,not bad travelling from the Cape to Tshwane and still manage to salvage a point is really a good result.Descipline in football is a must,just look at Santos..Job well done to their coach...
Anonymous
posted: 09:43 pm
Well what do you do in a situation like this? Ndlovu missed a clear cut chance in the injury time, but I bet you, If Sundowns don't win their next two games, the supporters are going to start getting on Moloto's back.

Its not nice being the coach in Mzansi.
Anonymous
posted: 09:51 pm
Well done Major Bright and your boys. Its good for the team as a whole to keep on collecting points no matter the cost. your boys are still young and they are going through a learning curve, so far they are on the right track.Next time Guys.Let your opponets feel your presence in the field and off the field.
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 pm
overall i sence confusion with trott starting eleven,the man is confused unleast he is already evaluating the team for next season.
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
tsaya thobane, Major DAVID BRIGHT,o ba rute kgwele,"BUCS" you are the next.
Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
TO HAVE THE BRIGHT FUTURE U NEED A MAJOR,MAJOR DAVID BRIGHT TLOGELA THOBANE O TSEYE MOLAMU WA GAGO "JEROME JJ RAMATLHAKWANE" O BA RUTE GO PHELA LE BATHO.
Anonymous
posted: 10:50 pm
Ola mgekegeke, o padile Bright, must u start follow what others do, praise the master tactician!! Next he is gonna claim the Pirates skull.
Anonymous
posted: 10:56 pm
U trott u ya hlanya, sdwns r not suppose to play @ nedbank when u r still there, go he mst go now, u r confuse man .
Anonymous
posted: 11:01 pm
Trott u mst go to coach ur un'les team, leopard u thole ne nyatsi yase lipompo, bafana ba style is not ur type, go to rescue ur malume bari .
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
Hey soka loving ppl, a byi ve bya n'wa ntenyani vamakwerhu, mpahleni wa murhandza, inkomu .
Anonymous
posted: 11:13 pm
viva major bright viva the master tactician! bontate Professor i hope u stil taking about luck bcos we (santos and bright suporters)need it! the main is a master tactician! tshaba koo pirates. Sundown shod pray tht conditions are wet again next time cos othrwise hey hei!! wabona ke thabela papadi ya major bright ha holo madoda
Anonymous
posted: 11:33 pm
dammmm..this guy is a master tactician...anywhere well done santos...is time for motsepe and chiefs to heard to botswana and look for another major david bright...1st aprial botswana vs brazil...it seems like batswana are startin to love soccer..wish them the best
Anonymous
posted: 12:03 am
“I requested management to allow the technical team that has been in charge before my arrival, to lead the team against Free State Stars at Goble Park during our opening match of the second round campaign,” said Bright.

Bright said the reason he made the request was to try and see how things are done in South Africa and to try and run the rule over the team before officially taking over, but he was shocked by the performance of the team as they went down 4-1 to Mike Mokoena’s rampant team.

“We had a terrible game against Free State,” said Bright. “But it also gave me an opportunity to pinpoint what was wrong with the team and I immediately started working on changing certain things about the team.

“I overhauled the team completely. I am aware that many teams within Southern Africa are comfortable with the 4-4-2 system. I have nothing against it. But it is not my cup of tea. I honestly do not believe in the flat back four system and I went on changing this system because in my view, it is too risky.”
Anonymous
posted: 12:30 am
Does Sundowns know the meaning of losing points. Remember that if it is not the team in black and gold or black and white going to Mvela the league will still run smootly
Anonymous
posted: 06:26 am
Mabye it would be better if we get rid of moloto now & give the new coach more time.How can he put on-form strikers on the bench & start with chabangu upfront.we want gamondi or the great angel cappa
Anonymous
posted: 07:36 am
hehehe - downs wont make the top8
Anonymous
posted: 07:44 am
Are they still claiming to be the best in psl and planning to conquer Africa? I Nothing makes me happy to see them dropping points with style.
Anonymous
posted: 07:46 am
I want to agree with all who believe Moloto must go now. the guy is useless. Everybody kenew from the onset that santos were here for a draw and therefore, parked the bus in front of their goals. But still Moloto opted to penetrate them through the middle. We needed speedy wingers and creative ball players under that situtaion. something that Fanyana, acuna, mhlongo, lekgothwane and company didnt have. Results 0 out of ten for the coach.
Terms of use:

The comments posted do not reflect the views of KickOff.com. Users are reminded that no misuse of this comment facility will be tolerated. Any abusive, racist, inflammatory, defamatory, discriminatory comments or hate speech will be deleted and the user banned.

If legally obliged we will hand over your information under the Protection of Information Act.

Please report abusive posts to editor@kickoff.com.