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13/04/2008 15:00

Josta Dladla celebrates his goal

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Sundowns pour more misery on Chiefs

Posted: 13 April 2008 Time: 18:14

After knocking them out of the Nedbank Cup, Mamelodi Sundowns got the better of Kaizer Chiefs again, beating Amakhosi 1-0 in a closely-contested Absa Premiership match at Loftus Stadium on Sunday.

The outgoing league champions are now in a good position to go on and claim a place in the top half of the table after Josta Dladla's 21st-minute goal secured a narrow victory over Amakhosi. The Brazilians could have added to their score but they spurned several good scoring chances.

Sundowns dominated the opening exchanges and Lerato Chabangu almost opened the scoring in the 14th minute, latching onto a defensive error from Onismor Bhasera before forcing goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune into a good low save at his near post.

Chiefs created a fine scoring opportunity three minutes later when Shaun Bartlett got away from marker Benson Mhlongo and headed on goal from Siphiwe Tshabalala's corner kick, but Brian Baloyi reacted well to keep the effort out.

The hosts took the lead in the 21st minute after some brave play by Dladla. The winger picked up a neat lay-off from Jorge Acuna and saw his initial effort half blocked by defender Mokete Tsotetsi before beating Khune to the loose ball and lobbing it into the back of the net.

Dladla almost set up Surprise Moriri for a similar goal five minutes later with a clever chip over the top of Chiefs' static defenders, but this time Khune did enough to deny the Brazilians.

In injury time at the end of the first half David Mathebula's free-kick almost set up Mabhuti Khenyeza for an equaliser, but the striker saw his diving header go narrowly wide of goal. The hosts deservedly went into half-time 1-0 up after having the better of the game.

A surging run from left-back Shere Lekgothoane early in the second half almost saw Sundowns double their lead but the defender's powerful cross was just a touch too quick for Moriri's run to the far post.

In the 51st minute Moriri beat Tsotetsi to Chabangu's curling free kick but the attacker could only direct his header over the crossbar, and barely 60 seconds later Khune produced a superb save to keep out Bryan Aldave's headed effort, as Sundowns sought a second goal to kill off the game.

A superb cross from Jimmy Tau almost brought Chiefs level on the hour mark but Mhlongo, with Bartlett breathing down his neck, did well to direct the ball out for a corner and avoid scoring an own goal.

In the 66th minute Acuna made a fine run from deep in midfield to beat Khune to Moriri's clever ball over the top but the Chilean was not as successful at lobbing the ball over the goalkeeper as Dladla had been in the first half. Two minutes later Aldave sprinted free of the Chiefs defence but his weak effort was easily saved by Khune.

Sundowns easily held out in the remaining minutes, with central midfielders Esrom Nyandoro and Acuna doing well to break down any attacks Amakhosi tried to muster.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:23 pm
Ayeye, Abafana ba Style bafukile, uyoy'sholo wena. Well done Masundawana, you showed many critics that the win against Chiefs in the Nedbank cup, was no fluke, there's no use in dominating the game if you don't score goals.

For the record, can somebody pls tell Cebo Manyapelo that the player from Chile, his name is Jorge Acuna, NOT, John Acuna and the player from Uruguay, his name is Brian ALDAVE, NOT Aldire or Aldie, or whatever it is that he was saying.

Baphi laba abakhulumela futhi? amasundawana ayibekile induku ebandla.
Anonymous
posted: 06:29 pm
a very bad game plan for ERTUGRAl,the very same team that plays sundowns two weeks ago and swallows last week,played again agaist sundowns today,tshabalala,mathebula,nengomasha and sibeko were not efective but because on the bench there was no mooki and david abua to assist we lost.I HATE SUNDOWNS.
Anonymous
posted: 06:34 pm
Mamelodi Sundowns deserved to win Kaizer Chiefs were nowhere to be found. They were supposed to be whalloped!!! Well done boys you deserve the win!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:50 pm
Mamelodi Sundowns totally outplayed Chiefs, Lerato Chabangu was top class but my boy Jorge Acuna was the star of the show, he was immense in the midfield, him and Nyandoro gave chiefs nothing.

Must say Josta Dladla took his goal well and I hope he stays in the team as first choice right wing. Also Mungomeni had a great game at right back much better than Vuyo Mere in my opinion.

Up the downs !

Forca aos brasileiros
Anonymous
posted: 06:52 pm
I really like Kaizer Noise, they never get enough!
Anonymous
posted: 06:55 pm
But they have been silenced by a half-strength Sundawana team with only flashes of the historic 44 passes.

Shapa Sandawana Shapa!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:10 pm
yes news flash the price of bread has gone up and someone cant afford it anymore, chiefs who is the bread now. Ur problem is u lack that element of supprice
Anonymous
posted: 07:12 pm
Until we remove this hoodo term in chiefs players is going to be difficult for my players to beat sundowns,because always when they play sundowns that term comes to their mind, it was an amuture display by my boys,but i`ll be always behind my team.
Anonymous
posted: 07:15 pm
I always knew that lerato was a hardworker, but never seen him like that, as for mabizela I think he is back on form whatch this space
Anonymous
posted: 07:25 pm
Talk about TOILETPAPER FIRE (chiefs 3 consecutive wins against unfeared) !!! Where them chiefs ladies 2day? SIFISO, ALFRED, LYBON, RIOT AND THE REST OF THE CREW DONT YOU GUYS HAVE INTERNET ACCESS IN YOUR HOMES? WHERE ARE YOU TODAY?
Anonymous
posted: 07:25 pm
Talk about TOILETPAPER FIRE (chiefs 3 consecutive wins against unfeared) !!! Where them chiefs ladies 2day? SIFISO, ALFRED, LYBON, RIOT AND THE REST OF THE CREW DONT YOU GUYS HAVE INTERNET ACCESS IN YOUR HOMES? WHERE ARE YOU TODAY?
Anonymous
posted: 07:35 pm
On march 29th a rugby game was at absa stadium and the following day we whipped some a** full of bread and this saturday there was a rugby game at loftus and the following day we whipped same a**. Chiefs are inspired by SUPER 14 MAYBE THEY SHOULD REPLACE THE LIONS. Ha ha ha. Mr editor why do u take so long 2 publish the story when the a** of some team gets whipped. It took 90minutes and how long did it take 4 the pirates vs ssport to be published? Now we see your colours. Ha ha ha what a great week i ll have. Mr MOTSEPE YOU CAN KEEP TRAPATONI IF HE GONA WHIP THE ASS OF THIS TEAM LIKE THIS. Sorry 4 the speech people im just excited
Anonymous
posted: 07:57 pm
Guys d u know nyika teka famba, dis is wht i saw 2day by jorge acuna .
Anonymous
posted: 07:58 pm
Guys d u know nyika teka famba, dis is wht i saw 2day by jorge acuna .
Anonymous
posted: 08:02 pm
Mamelodi Sundowns did it again, thanx to our master tactician coach Trott Moloto and the boys for taking and applying the instruction from the coach. Mushin have a safe trip to Germany.
Our daily bread (Kaizer Chiefs) thanx. Levy from Mamelodi.
Anonymous
posted: 08:03 pm
In shangaan if we wellcome somebody we say hoyohoyo, so i also, i say hoyohoyo 2 bfana ba style, sdwns realy hv style, u c mara, if dnt wa loya maan .
Anonymous
posted: 08:26 pm
Thnx 2 josta dladla, u make us proud madala, is my first time 2 c mushin dier makar lyk dat, and his plyz also was dier makar .
Anonymous
posted: 09:00 pm
WELL DONE TO THE SUNDOWNS FAMILY. A beautiful display of soccer, typical of Sundowns, carpet football. Very impressed by Acuna, really finding his place, Lerato, all over Chiefs, Chiefs had no answers unfortunately. QUICK ERROR: Aldave made way for Ndlovu, not Moriri. I LOVE THIS GAME OF MILLIONS !!!! Got pics from the game today.
Anonymous
posted: 09:00 pm
the price of bread has escalated but ppl stil c the need 2 buy bread for showing off in the stadiums. Well, in setswana we say "Moepa lebitla wabo ale ikepela", who r daily-bread now?. U buy bread and eat it after u loose as a consolation!!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:33 pm
I've always known that one day they will choke on those bread,we have skill,experience,depth,techtical ability, ect.95% of our boys are national team material.chiefs just cant match us.
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