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Mamelodi Sundowns held by Bloemfontein Celtic

Posted: 28 March 2012 Time: 21:34

Bloemfontein Celtic and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a 0-0 draw at the Botshabelo Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Tshwane side, who were overwhelming favourites to win the match, started well and did all the attacking but they fluffed a numbers of opportunities created.

Their free-flowing style of play certainly asked a few questions of the home teams' defence early on, especially down the right flank where Anthony Laffor and Siyabonga Ngubane combined to orchestrate a few probing raids.

Katlego Mphela had the first chance for Sundowns as early as the fourth minute, but volleyed over the bar from only 10 yards out. Six minutes later the Bafafa Bafana striker had a great chance to open the scoring after leaving Thabo Nthethe for dead, but his tame shot was easily gathered by Thabani Stemmer.

Celtic managed to fashion a few half chances, but Lennox Bacela and Phenyo Mongala both failed to provide any real problems for Calvin Marlin in the first half. The former connected with a great cross by Cecil Oerson in the 36th minute but he could not keep his header down, while the Botswana international's shot in the 43rd minute was saved by Marlin.

The score remained goalless at half-time.

Clinton Larsen's boys started the second stanza on the attack, and they were unlucky to see Jacky Motshegwa’s well-taken shot going inches off target in the 51st minute. Two minutes later, Nyasha Mushekwi’s shot from across the goal struck the woodwork and then went back into play.

Immediately after that, Sundowns almost broke the deadlock when their effort was cleared off the line by Tsietsi Mahoa.

From there onwards, it was an end-to-end stuff as both sides tried hard to get the goal in vain. Mphela found himself with some space in the area, however, he shot over the bar. He should have done better.

Celtic put good effort into the final 15 minutes of the game, but time and time again they lacked the spark up front needed to convert what were on occasion good build ups, into goals. Motshegwa and substitute Ruzaigh Gameldien could not believe their eyes when their efforts went slightly wide of goal.

In the end, the match ended in a stalemate as neither side managed to take their chances.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:37 pm
Downs is a team without passion
Anonymous
posted: 09:39 pm
Arggggh!
Anonymous
posted: 09:43 pm
1: moriri you r my fvrit playa of altimes but what you r doing to motsipe is daylight robery, you r waisting a velueble position in a critcal part of the field. You show glimses of your greate pases once in a while but midfielders win balls and destroy oppositions attack, you can't even keep up with these guys, retire a ledgend (masterpieces) and don't waste what you have been building for years, a legecy if this is not clear ask shoes what I mean. Yelo till other sundowners agree with me
Anonymous
posted: 09:44 pm
arggg! Sunkak with da draws again
Anonymous
posted: 09:45 pm
The long they stay on top, the harder the shambok pains.
Anonymous
posted: 09:51 pm
2: teko it puzzles me how you played for 90 minutes. You r your own worstenemy, this swega football is killing the beauty that was once your strong point distribution.
Anonymous
posted: 09:52 pm
They're hoolding an umbrella 4 mighty Bucs! We're slowly and surely marching 2 our league title! Once and alwys a sea robber! Up the Bucs since 1937!
Anonymous
posted: 10:10 pm
think the author is wrong, Downs was held by Celtics, Nestum is the best coach? Better than Kroll? Time will tell'
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 pm
Mr Nieskins, if that rubish your team played is total football then you are spiting on mr cryfs legecy, wasting time with passing the ball around for 80 minutes and then start penicng in the last ten munites, please stop taking us for a ride. Your midfield is confused please masundowns be true to yourselfs and the team what is moriris role, today 90 munites no tarcle.1 last thing please give doctor mampuru a chance you keep talking about the youth system in barcelona and ajax you give ansisters like nyandoro a chance but not the youg guys why.where is that midfielder young star from kimberly who scored against powerlines. Allow the young guys time so when your elders get injured you know who to call on. We signed a 17 year old keeper but I bet you malin is the playing during reseve league games. Let's try introdUsing young guys.
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 pm
Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. remains on top of the log, irrespective of other teams' results!

Nonetheless, our boys are really, really, really dissappointing! Damn!

Yellow!







Yellow I Was, Yellow I Am & Yellow I Will Remain!
Gwazyne
posted: 10:18 pm
The sooner Teko realises his role in the team the better as in a 4-3-3 formation your number 10 is very important and you need a player who will make the whole team tick.

The less said about Mphela and Laffor the better.

In Neeskens we still believe.................KBY
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 10:26 pm
YAWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNNN
OVARTD!
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
Keep doing wat u do best Ndunu fc,thats to draw,,

Hahahahahaha!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
SA football is going to the dogs, or should I say down the drain, the man of the match is a defender at his home game that they drue 0=0,nongala played beTter in defence that at his possition atack. Teams like chief and downs will never win the league again as they depend a lot on out and out stikers, and the other 16 teams in the league focus all their energies on stoping these out and out strikers.a top goal score in africas richest league can only manage 14 goals and we epect bafana to do well, roger celebrated as if he won the league when his team held sundowns to a draw last week and this man is credited with developing football in sa please fire roger fire lassen.pirates and swalows have score less goal than all the teams in the top 5 but they are in 2nd and 3rd played. How poor.
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 pm
hehehe u got 2 love ds lig real.... Eish maar La4 hayikona angizwa kahle... I fail 2 andastend why he strts ahead of Gasper... I wonder wt is he doing @ training le angayenziyo ematshini... Anyway kuYellow nje.. De Gap is Yellow de Point is also Yellow till Mr. Stammer Leal sees way 4wad

Yellow-Machine
Anonymous
posted: 10:44 pm
hey nina zimpuku ndizodila nani ngomso... Nikhuluma kakhulu rght now ngisa gidla lol... Hey Yellow Nation paint dt Gap wth double Yellow lol... Eish i love Sundowns maan... Evrythng here is all abt Style hehehe ppl hv been 4geting dt we called Abafana Bastyle lol

Yellow-Style
Anonymous
posted: 12:52 am
eish, i'm so disappointed. How possible was that my team played a goalless draw with celtc? Our players lack determination and drive. The sooner the better for the players to realise that we gonna kiss a league title race goodbye if they don't pull up their socks. I still have a hope that we'll win this league but ka thata. Senkga bo yellow ke nna.....
clekgotla@gmail.com
posted: 07:04 am
sizondela kuwe, sizondela kuwe,,,wena kabo yellow,clean up our chair masandawana ,rena ba pelo di thatha re fihlile.
Mámôduwə
posted: 07:18 am
Eish, you've got to ask yourself what more does the technical team and the fans have to do for our players to understand that they're in competition, because when you watch our games you would mistake our matches for practice games. Our boys play with no willpower, no desire and no drive. If there is no threat from our opponents, you find that our team sits back and when we get chances they find no need to bury them.

We're doing very well defensively however we lack the urgency to push upfront. I don't want to go into the blaming game, but the whole team needs to come to the party.

I suggest that our team introduce Richard Henyekane to the travelling team of league games, the boy has raised his hand time again, and he looks hungrier than ever.

KA BO YELLOW MASANDAWANA KA BO YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We remain on course; never lose hope, and let’s support our boys all the way. We’ve lost 10 points since the resumption of the league yet we remain top, we just the wins to finish this league and make it permanently YELLOW.


Yellow Is The Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!










Yellow I Was, Yellow I Am & Yellow I Will Remain! [through and through]
Mámôduwə
posted: 07:21 am
Eish, you've got to ask yourself what more does the technical team and the fans have to do for our players to understand that they're in competition, because when you watch our games you would mistake our matches for practice games. Our boys play with no willpower, no desire and no drive. If there is no threat from our opponents, you find that our team sits back and when we get chances they find no need to bury them.

We're doing very well defensively however we lack the urgency to push upfront. I don't want to go into the blaming game, but the whole team needs to come to the party.

I suggest that our team introduce Richard Henyekane to the travelling team of league games, the boy has raised his hand time again, and he looks hungrier than ever.

KA BO YELLOW MASANDAWANA KA BO YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We remain on course; never lose hope, and let’s support our boys all the way. We’ve lost 10 points since the resumption of the league yet we remain top, we just the wins to finish this league and make it permanently YELLOW.


Yellow Is The Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!










Yellow I Was, Yellow I Am & Yellow I Will Remain! [through and through]
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