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Platinum Stars beat Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 6 October 2012 Time: 10:22 pm

Mamelodi Sundowns' woeful recent run continued when they lost 1-0 to Platinum Stars at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.

A poor game of football was decided by a single goal from Henrico Botes, who capitalised on a Sundowns mistake to give his side the three points and deepen the crisis at Chloorkop.

The visitors might have been ahead inside the opening few minutes when Botes was sent clear on goal, but after a poor first touch his effort was saved by Wayne Sandilands.

Eleazar Rodgers should have put Sundowns ahead too as he found himself all alone at the near post from Samuel Julies' cross, but his header towards an empty net was high and wide.

Dikwena were in front on 14 minutes and it was all Sundowns' own doing. Esrom Nyandoro's first touch was terrible and Botes was allowed a free run on goal before emphatically burying his opportunity past Sandilands.

Rodgers almost restored parity with a fine 35-metre effort that was well saved by Siyabonga Mpontshane in the visitors' goal.

Stars felt they should have had a penalty when Thuso Phala was felled by Sandilands but was flagged offside. However, replays showed that the ball was played back by Sundowns defender Clayton Daniels, therefore playing Phala was onside.

The second half was disappointing and it took until 25 minutes in for the first real sight of goal, Masenamela shooting from range but Mpontshane made a comfortable save.

Substitute Anthony Laffor almost brought the home side level when his volley from Rodgers' flick went wide.

Nyandoro fired wide with a free-kick, while Nyasha Mushekwi could not get any power behind his shot.

Sundowns must have known it was not to be their evening when Rodgers' goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by substitute Enocent Mkhabela, ensuring the three points for Dikwena.

HOME: Mamelodi Sundowns

  • 40 Wayne Sandilands
  • 4 Clayton Daniels
  • 17 Alje Schut
  • 31 Punch Masenamela
  • 39 Ntuthuko Mabaso
  • 3 Esrom Nyandoro
  • 10 Teko Modise
  • 18 Themba Zwane
    68 mins - Nyasha Mushekwi
  • 35 Samuel Julies
  • 9 Eleazar Rodgers
  • 20 Edward Manqele
    73 mins - Anthony Laffor

AWAY: Platinum Stars

  • 23 Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 20 Benson Mhlongo
  • 27 Tshepo Gumede
  • 31 Luvolwethu Mpeta
  • 11 Mogakolodi Ngele
    46 mins - Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • 12 Joseph Molangoane
    90 mins - Enocent Mkhabela
  • 13 Thuso Phala
    82 mins - Lindokuhle Mbatha
  • 22 Robert Ng'ambi
  • 28 Solomon Mathe
  • 21 Henrico Botes

Previous comments on this story...

interlude
posted: 10:28 pm
oooow this is bad now, the Brazilians GOtta get get a grip, i think they are just tryna find ways to get the coach packing, BUT TRUTH IS NESKEENS IS at the wrong place at the right time, HES REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bestone
posted: 10:47 pm
i don't think is the coach who is leting the team down but it is the manegement look where mr trotto moloto archive anything as head coach and what is the reason buying seven strikers 20 defenders even if we can say ateam need depth come on thats not a way to run ateam money does not play on the field only people sundowns you are not chelsea or real madrid or barcelona or man city you are like a team in the lowe lwer division change management and cut all players if the don't win 8games in row without draw may be it can help.
El Sol
posted: 10:50 pm
Look at the starting line-up, what a joke of a team, ithink its high time TEKO joins Chiefs where we'l do a cleansing ceremony for him & help him touch a 'medal'/s before he retires. KHOSI IREMAIN till Motsepe sells downs to sum1 who cares abt it.
bestone
posted: 10:52 pm
sundowns this is what you get you thick scoring four goal against zebras you are the winners everytimes.you need prayers
Matabz the football lover
posted: 10:52 pm
@El_Sol Hell NO that guy is coming into our team.... He is a curse that one
bestone
posted: 10:56 pm
it what they have all the cows are just for milk mr motsepes money and leave,sangweni you should have join the teams wins cups not gold diggers if you want to be remembered as leged in kzn . you should join the flying birds
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 10:59 pm
God forgive Sundowns please!
Ntlakuso
posted: 11:03 pm
Yeah, they need to get this house in order. Its like Chiefs against them in that first 20 minutes. Nobody seems to be getting their feet on the ground. By the time they are ready to start playing, this season will be over. They need to relax and enjoy football. Forget the past games. One win and you are back. Obviously that Chiefs game gave them false confidence and everything since then went down under.
Nipsy
posted: 11:11 pm
@KING

Is Motsepe's Tuckshop still going to compete against your Ntakunyisa team for the league this season? I will ask you the same question again next year in May if you will still be alive by that time.

Amatuks is here to replace Motsepe's Tuckshop on the league. I feel sorry for the 220 fans of this Tuckshop.
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 11:18 pm
A TEAM THAT CONSIST OF PLAYERS WANTING TO PLAY FOR OTHER TEAMS NEVER ACHIEVE ANYTHING. IS LIKE MARRYING A WOMAN WHO LOVES ANOTHER MAN. TROT AND MAKHANYA MUST BE FIRED TODAY STILL
Nipsy
posted: 11:21 pm
This Motsepe's Tuckshop will be buying PSL players to join them in Mvela next season.
the_realist
posted: 11:25 pm
This ain't funny anymore, the say goes "a wise man knows when 2 draw his line" & Neeskens should draw his by now because its so pathetic 2 remain when it looks so likely that u r under sabotage. Even if these were the Rats losing like this I wouldn't find it any funnier. We as the mighty Kho6 need a fair competition & this Smirnoff sipper is robing us of this fairness as long as he remain on that yellow bench; he should go.
Die Kaapse Dans
posted: 11:26 pm
Bafana ba STRESS has done it again, lol!!!
Khosi 4 Life till Teko Modise joins Chiefs
bantwini
posted: 11:29 pm
As long as we stil have the likes of naskeen, nyandoro.daniels,Alje Schut ,laffor,zwane,nhlokonkulu moriri believe you me we wil win nothing even this season how can u fail to have first eleven if u r a coach,every game we must expect new combination hay-suka naskeen must go they shuld have burnt you at dobson ville wena stupid clueless coach as for khoi-khoi julies u stil young u dont knw what u werre doing in the whole 90 minutes nxa go back to development as for mnyamane laffor u deserve a fri clearance nje coz u dont wan play for sundowns as for mlomo jayzee nyandoro jy is klaar man go for pension and our two strikers (rodgers and manqele)are also play like headless chicken as for daniels u came by mistake to our yellow nation same as ur fat guy(Alje Schut) our squad wil be beter with new coach with a clue and also the coming back of pelembe and chis boi Naskeen votsek ur nja leave our team ur skinny jean
Mosixty
posted: 11:33 pm
Sundowns players and fans r still celebrating the muti laced 4-1 victory. Aba shwe
Nipsy
posted: 11:48 pm
It becomes more and more dangerous for the light-skinned Motsepe to remain with his tuckshop because his nyaope boys he call fans will now blacksem him and leave heeineken
M.J. Nzwakele
posted: 05:35 am
There is no light at the end of the tunel. Actual it's dark days for Soon-to-Flop as they are busy spiralling down - PERIOD.

Motsepe is too successful to listen to his supporters. Makhanya & Trot Moloto should have been dismissed already. I thought bringing in Nana Ntombela was going to be followed by firing the two mentioned above.

It's not the Coah's fault but the administration is in shambles. Buying players who do not fit Soon-to-FLop's profile. Turning players' heads & heart by splashing unreasonable amount of money is their down fall.
Staroro
posted: 06:29 am
shame shame shame poor dunusa!s cow they must all go to marikana mine they cant play soccer shame shame shame
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 07:06 am
you cant build a house on a sand....sundowns does not have a strong foundation. it is built on greed, greed and greed.

running a team is not the same as running a mine. motsepe must consult bra K on football administration and running a soccer club.

bra K, must take motsepe out on a lunch just to discuss football, just for one hour, i will foot the bill.

sundowns must just benchmark with the best...chiefs.

chiefs was not established in 1937 but is administored more professionally than manchester united fc.

or else motsepe just fire yourself..period!
fifties
posted: 08:28 am
Lols dunuza
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