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Thomas Sweswe scores to hand Kaizer Chiefs win over Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 4 December 2011 Time: 17:34

A goal from Thomas Sweswe was enough to hand Mamelodi Sundowns their second loss of the season, although the day belonged to Arthur Bartman.

Sweswe scored his first ever goal in the PSL, but the glory of the Kaizer Chiefs win fell on the shoulders of their goalkeeper Bartman, who produced a number of quality saves and was rightly awarded Man of the Match.

The Brazilians dominated, controlling possession and having the majority of shots on goal. But after some stubborn defence from the Phefeni Glamour Boys and brilliant goalkeeping from Bartman, Chiefs were able to hold on for the win and move to 24 points on the log, joint third spot.

Chiefs did start the better of the two teams when they took the lead in the 12th minute, after Sweswe got onto the end of a superbly weighted right-wing free-kick from Siphiwe Tshabalala.

The Amakhosi defender headed home past a stranded Wayne Sandilands to make it 1-0.

After going behind, the Brazilians threw everything forward in attack, but found a formidable Bartman in their way.

In the 18th minute Nyasha Mushekwi drove through the middle of the Chiefs defence and found himself with only the keeper to beat, but Bartman produced a good one-on-one save.

Nine minutes later Themba Zwane pulled a pass back for Elias Pelembe on the edge of the 18-yard box, but his shot was superbly saved by Bartman diving low to his right.

In the 32nd minute Downs were denied by the woodwork, as a 25-yard shot from Teko Modise had the beating of Bartman but struck the left post and bounced away from danger.

The second half was more of the same as Chiefs defended for all their worth, while Sundowns pushed everyone forward.

Still, the Brazilians' only real chance of the half came in the 59th minute, and Bartman was there to deny them again.

The Amakhosi goalie produced another great double save, first to deny Siyanda Xulu from close range after a goalmouth scramble, and then punching the ball away as it pinballed around six-yard box.

In the end, the three points probably kept Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic in a job.

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Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:53 pm
Baloyi ba swabile,khosi for life
Anonymous
posted: 05:57 pm
Thnx guyz,i knw u did it 4 us nt 4 Bobby $ Bloodymoer.....i remain Rising!
Anonymous
posted: 05:58 pm
It's one of those game that we wouldn't have won even if it were to be played for 190 mins. Mara Henyekane vhanna. Why did the coach gamble to start with Ngubane who is not a natural right back.? Credit should go the winning team the defended well.
Anonymous
posted: 06:04 pm
it takes kickoff 45 min 2 inform us when pirates hs won, bt whn its their weak team (zebrar) they dont hesitate 2 updame.
Nw im proven that kickoff biased.
Shame on u losers!
Anonymous
posted: 06:05 pm
Shame on you orlando sunflops
Anonymous
posted: 06:06 pm
it takes kickoff 45 min 2 inform us when pirates hs won, bt whn its their weak team (zebra) they dont hesitate 2 update.
Nw im proven that kickoff biased.
Shame on u losers!
Anonymous
posted: 06:09 pm
Don't let the Sun go down on me. Listening to the song
Anonymous
posted: 06:09 pm
I hav no choice but 2 swallow my little pride n thank the Midgets 4 beating SSU cos they did us a huge favour n psl is excing 1nce again.
Anonymous
posted: 06:10 pm
This game is history now & I hope that the next one Bobby's quality will prove me wrong by winning & not drawing or losing.There should be consistency in play & team selection.After 3yrs this coach still doesn't have a starting 11 but he uses the same players that have been around.Hardluck to Sundowns,they played well but just couldn't convert.Those Sundowns supporters not happy with Neeskens are just impatient.This guy has brought in stability with the squad that he's got & he doesn't pick a team on names.Which is what I give him credit on.If I had a say at family business I will swap VV with him.
Anonymous
posted: 06:14 pm
Sundoms must ask their Chibuku FC friends, you don't play the Mighty Chiefs as favourites and win. Well done boys, it wasn't a pretty win but who cares. 3 points in the bag.
Anonymous
posted: 06:15 pm
He he he washa mkhumkhu wase Tshwana wow and dont cum with the tendancy of our loses bcose what happen 2day z not the end but z the begunning of happiness.shaaaaapa sweeeesweee shaaaapaa
Anonymous
posted: 06:17 pm
Eish, the Mighty Chiefs win has taken the shine out of Chibuku's win last nite.especially since the motherfuc*kers predicted an easy win for Sundoms.
Anonymous
posted: 06:20 pm
no negative comments 4rom Midgets fans please. Dlhamaga u shud know that 40 million of SA's 49 million people support Chiefs,in fact even your late parents supported Chiefs so just get used to it.
Anonymous
posted: 06:22 pm
The national team won,bt they were lucky
Anonymous
posted: 06:23 pm
it is still a mystery to me why Chiefs can,t easily walk away with the league every season becos compared to other so-called big teams like Chibuku FC and Sundoms, Chiefs have always found easy to win these high profile games, this seasn we have already thrashed the likes of Swallows, Chibuku FC and now Sundoms. If only we can win our matches against team likes Maritzburg and Free State stars we wud win the lig with games to spare.
Anonymous
posted: 06:23 pm
@Sputladinho shout out to you my boy ,my reliable source told me you went for rehab and i can see you regaining yr status as a human being , kp it up !!
Anyway thanx to Zibraz for beating those highly rated Sunflops , be advised A Win is a Win so dnt tell us the game was boring , 3 point in the bag and Pirates bek in contention , Up The Bucs .
Anonymous
posted: 06:23 pm
Any one who see pie masenamela must tell him that no vacuum for him at Naturena palace and To majaivane( pelepele) hau sory we were desperate for dis three points.To chibuku team they must catch us if they can found us
Anonymous
posted: 06:27 pm
Dlhamaga stop being a fool.Kickoff people are human and there is nothing wrong with them supporting Chiefs. Afterall about 70% of ppl in this country support this team so you better start accepting this reality.
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 pm
Masandawana let us not complain we jst cud not score bt im happy with the performance. Go zwane go.
Anonymous
posted: 06:33 pm
@Mugabe. Midgets r not yet in title contention cos they r 7 pts behind SSU on position 6 on the log. Anyway I dont like this thing of defenders scoring cos we'll start looking like Orlando Midgets.
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