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Loftus Versveld Stadium
16/04/2008 19:30

Lerato Chabangu was in fine form for the Brazilians.

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Brazilians breeze past Thanda

Posted: 16 April 2008 Time: 21:46

Mamelodi Sundowns ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Thanda Royal Zulu in an Absa Premiership game played at the Loftus Stadium on Wednesday night.

The result was a continuation of the Tshwane-based side's recent good form they have shown under coach Trott Moloto.

The home side were in control for most of the game and were never really troubled by the KZN opponents.

A quite start to the game saw Sundowns happy to build up patiently from the back, despite failing to find any penetration inside the Thanda half.

The only chance of the early stages fell to Downs' Vuyo Mere, who shot weakly when he had a better option to release Surprise Moriri on goal.

James Sangala enjoyed Thanda's first chance on goal in the 22nd minute when he rose high to meet a free kick, but with Sundowns keeper Brian Baloyi struggling to reach the ball, the Thanda defender was unable to get any direction on his header.

A somewhat dull encounter was finally brought to life in the 27th minute when Sundowns broke the deadlock through Lerato Chabangu.

The former Tuks player was given too much space in a central position outside the box and was able to pick his spot with an accurate curling drive into the bottom corner of the net.

The Brazilian's goal was reward for their patience and it took only another 15 minutes for the hosts to double their lead.

Thanda were always going to be vulnerable on the counter and they were caught out in the 42nd minute when Josta Dladla broke through on goal.

Dladla's curling shot was well saved by Arni Arason, but Luvengo Mungomeni did brilliantly to hammer his first time shot into the roof of the net.

Two former Sundowns players combined well early on in the second half to set up a good chance for Thanda, but after a good cross by Clement Mazibuko, Bennett Mguni's parting shot was horribly miscued.

Chabangu wasted a glorious opportunity to add a third when he missed an open net from less than 10 yards out after an intelligent cut-back by Brian Aldave.

In the 62nd minute Katlego Loke crafted a good opportunity for himself on the edge of the area, but he was unable to reduce the deficit as he dragged his shot wide of the left hand upright.

The PSL champions seemed to take their foot off the pedal for the remainder of the game, but while Amabhubesi did manage to push forward regularly, the only chances they had were free kicks, none of which unduly troubled keeper Brian Baloyi.

There were however too excellent late opportunities for Thanda, but Baloyi did brilliantly to block Mguni's header and then make another fine save from Mazibuko's goal-bound shot.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:55 pm
Hey wena tshaba mo tseleeeng
Wa re bona re MaSandawana
Wa re bona re MaSandawana
Wa re bona re MaSandawana !!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:57 pm
Well, forgive me if there are spelling mistakes on this comment, I'm writing it with an egg in my face. I did not think Trott Moloto could pull it off, but hey!!!! He proved me and many wrong. he's doing a wonderful job.

Well done coach and well done to the players as well. Now, that's how you are supposed to do it, from now on, THAT'S HOW YOU DO IT.
Anonymous
posted: 10:00 pm
Halala masandawana, gud win for bfana ba style .
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 pm
Lucas: bathu ba mona neva baluke ko sandawana .
Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
Many khosi fans use 2 call trott a stupid, useless coach, but 2day ubavale milomo, bathule dwii, ba khala mmmmmm ka trott, sbonelo even i i'm so surprised .
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 pm
IT FEELS SO GREAT TO BE A SUNDOWNS FAN I CANT EVEN REMEMBER THE LAST TIME WE LOST A GAME. I LOVE YOU SUNDOWNS YOU MIGHT NOT BE A BIG TEAM BUT YOU KEEP ME HAPPY. KEEP IT UP GUYS!!! The Sky is the Limit, but please GUYS release a statement about the MOKOENA SAGA if you not involved otherwise if HE JOINS SUNDOWNS THEN I WILL END MY 9YEARS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU PEOPLE. The STYLE is our benchmark. Pirates watch out we might overtake you since you havent won a game since you beat SUNDOWNS. ARE YOU BUCS STILL CELEBRATING THAT WIN OR YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO WIN GAMES? Once a PIRATES ALWAYS A WORRIED CRYING MAN
Anonymous
posted: 11:52 pm
eish! sunflowers,,ok celebrate,,,b coz it comes once after a while(a win)
Anonymous
posted: 07:19 am
hey tivani,,kaizer chiefs is a big team my broer,,,not sunflowers and pie rats,,,KHOSI 4 LIFE
Anonymous
posted: 07:22 am
THEY CELABRATE THEIR FLUKE WIN AS IF THEY HAVE WON THE LEAGUE,,,SHAME!
Anonymous
posted: 07:29 am
WA-BI--SHA!!! PROFF,DIKOTSI N SFISO!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:32 am
RISCHOS GOTO HELL, WE R ABV DEN YR TEAM SO WHT R TRYNG 2 SAY HERE!!

RICHOS

R-RUDE
I-IDIOT
C-CHIEFS
H-HOOLIGAN
O-ON D MET
S-STUPID
Anonymous
posted: 07:41 am
Mr. Proffessor : 2008-04-16 12:16

Mgekegeke (sokka analysts): 2008-04-16 11:10
Goal scores for Thanda Zulu Rolays
Serge Djiehoua – 60-meter run from midfield beating Jorge Acuña, Mbulelo Mabizela, Benson Mhlongo, Oscar Ntwagae then the keeper Brian Baloyi before tucking it away.

Ryan Botha – picked the ball up on the half-way line, beat two defenders, Mabizela & Mhlongo then finished off with a shot into the far top corner of the net.

Bernard Parker – a one-two with Serge on the halfway line followed by a mazy dribble into the box then dummying the keeper, Baloyi, into a dive before neatly finishing.

3 goals fro Thanda Zulu Royals!


hehehe... i agree wit Mgekegeke...

NDIVHUWO: 2008-04-16 12:18
Anonymous
posted: 07:52 am
Ja neh!Bafana Ba bana le Style.It feels so lekker to support Sundowns.Always happy,no stress.The tag Happy People belongs to Downs like it or not.Boys you make us proud.Trott let the good times roll.We beat TRZ & their hired fans(Chips).Shapa Downs Shapa.Batho ba mona never ba loke.
Anonymous
posted: 07:58 am
These guys have great imaginations, except that they use it for wrong reasons. For a person to picture such nice attacking build-ups that results into 3 goals for Thanda! The problem is they didn't know Acuna was not gon' play due to suspension. I think like Jersey Queen mentioned on Sunday, Sundowns have by far better players than Chiefs and that won't stop now.
Anonymous
posted: 07:58 am
The SANDAWANAS, maybe we should stop celebrating OUR WINS and ask Chips to celebrate for us. After all "WHEN LAST DID ONE SEE A SMILE ON CHIPS FAN"? I dedicate our next game to CHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:01 am
This was expected and the boys did well, shapa sundawana shapa. Trott must stay for next season.
Anonymous
posted: 08:03 am
SADDAM: 2008-04-17 07:29


WA-BI--SHA!!! PROFF,DIKOTSI N SFISO!!!!!



THIS GAME DOESN'T CONCERN ME EVEN A BIT....
Anonymous
posted: 08:03 am
lets kill all the teams that cums our way Sandawana
Anonymous
posted: 08:05 am
People this is a disgrace. I went to the stadium yesterday to watch what other supporters call Sundowns Champions. We were only 7 in the suites, i saw less than 50 supporters on the stands, WHAT A DISGRACE. ARE THESE PEOPLE REALLY CHAMPIONS WITHOUT SUPPORT, SIESSSS.

Ndivhuwa my boy, stop telling us that Sundowns are the Champions with no support, Loftus with the capacity of more than 50 000, you can even manage to fill just one stand, SIESSSS.

Once a Bhakaniya Always a Bhakaniya
Anonymous
posted: 08:08 am
Well, well, well. Were are those Chips and Pilates monkeys now. They might be sleeping or eating anything they could find edible not only to attend their affairs at stadiums! Halala Masandawana amahle halala! Minyanya phezhuyu for life!!
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