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Nyasha Mushekwi the hero as Sundowns beat Platinum Stars

Posted: 23 October 2010 Time: 20:01

Nyasha Mushekwi was the hero as Mamelodi Sundowns beat Platinum Stars 1-0 in a Telkom Knockout round of 16 match at the Moruleng Stadium on Saturday night.

The Zimbabwean netted the winner 10 minutes from time, beating three defenders before firing a low shot past goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane.

The first chance of the game came in the fourth minute and surprisingly it went the way of the home side.

A long ball from the back saw Brian Baloyi make an uncharacteristic mistake, allowing the ball to bounce off his knees and into the path of Thuso Phala. The Stars striker though, squandered the chance as he chipped the ball over the keeper and the crossbar from the edge of the area.

That was about as good as it got for the home side as the Brazilians dictated terms using the flanks to attack and create problems.

On eight minutes Mabhuti Khenyeza found some space inside the area and fired a low shot goalwards, but Mpontshane made a good finger tip save diving down to his right.

Then in the 21st minute some poor officiating by the linesmen robbed Sundowns of the opening goal. Matty Pattison whipped in a free-kick that found the head of Mushekwi, but his ‘goal’ was wrongly adjudged to have been offside.

The second half saw the same tale as the first half unfold as Sundowns laid siege on the Stars goal, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Katlego Mphela should have scored in the 70th minute when Elias Pelembe put him in some space with a fine ball into the 18-yard area, but the striker skied his shot from about ten yards out.

Finally, in the 80th minute all Sundowns hard work paid off when Mushekwi handed them the lead they so thoroughly deserved.

That is the way the game ended as Sundowns deserved their win and a place in the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout competition.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:06 pm
Gud win downs I hope we mit again next round bucs 4 ever
Anonymous
posted: 08:10 pm
please i want pirates nxt game.plz
Anonymous
posted: 08:15 pm
Buy 1 get 2 seem 2 b workin 4 downs so far!
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 pm
well done S'downs
Anonymous
posted: 08:19 pm
Even tho the reff tried his best to rob us sec round of TKO we won bt a LOT has to improve welldone to the boys and the coach sud give Mushekwi mre game tym bt hey im nt the coach just a suggestion.Sky is the limit.
Anonymous
posted: 08:29 pm
SORRY DINALEDI NEXT GAME WII WIN
Anonymous
posted: 08:34 pm
DINALEDI TSA RONA KEEP UP GUYS KE A IPELA KALONA MAJENTS.
Anonymous
posted: 08:36 pm
good display of football by $$$$$$$sundows
tk.
posted: 08:36 pm
milkshake for ma brazillians.
Anonymous
posted: 08:39 pm
well done,we know that people will talk bad things,but you made it.killer must rest will play at the finals.
Anonymous
posted: 08:41 pm
AYOBANESS THE SKY KEEP IT UP 4RM DONALD SEKGOBELA
Anonymous
posted: 08:48 pm
Lucky team win,§unflower
Anonymous
posted: 08:49 pm
bafana ba style you make us proud, gud job boys.make it again next round.1 gaol u dfend. tlkm is ours.ayoba ke nako.
Anonymous
posted: 09:06 pm
good display by downs. I think elias n cheese should b in da starting eleven n im impressed by khumalo, innocent should b benched. The sky ka bo yellow
Anonymous
posted: 09:24 pm
milkshake is the man.we gonna walk away with this trophy whether chiefs and pirates like it or not.
Anonymous
posted: 09:28 pm
can kgabo col me in this number 0766401983 plz he needs my attention.this surname is mine
Anonymous
posted: 09:47 pm
well done kabo yellow, its no lucky escape on u guys but won by de same margin, may be de language is also becoming difficulty for our journos, de ruling party is right about de media tribunal, cos dis paparazzi think dey own us, dey have got a rite to kill, once again congrats to u guys hope we dont meet in de next round
Anonymous
posted: 11:39 pm
I think the editor is smoking something, guys hav u notice the jersey numbers of Sundowns players.Mr editor come-on dont show it tht u hate the boys. Shapa Sundowns shaaaapa.
Anonymous
posted: 12:53 am
Ka bo yellow.
Anonymous
posted: 01:16 am
oh! Am so impressed boyz
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