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19/03/2008 15:30

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Sundowns trounce Leopards

Posted: 19 March 2008 Time: 17:49

Mamelodi Sundowns trounced Black Leopards 3-0 in an Absa Premiership clash in Thohoyandou on Wednesday afternoon.

Fanyana Dhladhla, Lerato Chabangu and Surprise Moriri scored for the Brazilians in a very one-sided match.

The visitors made their intentions clear from the offset with midfielders Godfrey Sapula and Esrom Nyandoro going close in the fourth and fifth minutes respectively.

Lerato Chabangu should have put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute when he latched onto a good cross by Sapula, but the striker’s header flew straight at Lidoda Duvha keeper Mashudu Mamphitha.

Leopards’ Mulondo Sikhwivhilu also wasted a good chance to break the deadlock in the 29th minute when he sent his close range header over Calvin Marlin’s crossbar.

The hosts almost scored a minute later after they were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Sundowns area following Nyandoro’s foul on Robert N’gambi, but Christopher Netshidzivhe’s free-kick came back off the crossbar.

Sundowns were forced into their first substitution of the game in the 33rd minute when skipper Michael Manzini was replaced by Mbulelo Mabizela after sustaining an injury.

The match remained goalless at the break.

Sundowns continued their dominance in the second half and the introduction of Vuyo Mere and Bryan Aldave really sparked the match to life.

Dhladhla opened the scoring in the 69th minute when he headed home from a flick by Aldave following Mere’s long throw-in.

Chabangu made it 2-0 eight minutes later when he beat the offside trap to run onto a pass by Moriri before coolly slotting the ball home.

Moriri rounded off the scoring two minutes before the end when he received a pass from Nyandoro before hitting the back of the net from the edge of the area.

Sundowns deserved to win the game and if Austin Eguavoen is to save Leopards from relegation this season, he should not adopt the defensive approach he used against Sundowns.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 07:19 am
Alfred-Farm BOY Downs beat Supersport,Drew with The PPLS TEAM what top 8 teams are U talking about coz I know thers no eletricity in the farm and no use for a load shedding excuse......
Anonymous
posted: 07:21 am
WHERE R THESE TALKATIVE CHIPS FANS "SUNFLOWER,THE SKY IS SADDAM,THE SKY IS LIMITED,SKY IS DARK"

WE BACK ON FIRE!!!

WABISHA!!! DIKOTSI AND CREW!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:22 am
ALFRED DNT EAT THOSE WORDS BABA!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:40 am
44 PASSES=CHIPS
29 PASSES=LEOPARDS
51 PASSES AND A GOAL=CHIEFS(NEDBANK CUP)
3 POINTS= 3 GREAT GOALS
SADDAM=SKY 4EVA
Anonymous
posted: 07:51 am
Ahhhhhhhh you beat Leopards, SADDAM! hahahahahahahahahahaha. Sundowns is back..hahahahahahaahahah
Anonymous
posted: 07:54 am
DIKOTSI WE R BACK!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:56 am
SADDAM STANDS FOR
S-SUNDOWNS
A-ALWAYS
D-DO
D-DRAMA
A-ANYTIME
M-MARVELOUS
Mdubuleni
posted: 08:16 am
Halala 2sunflower in finishing a dyng cow(leopards)that helped 2 resurect Saddam 4rm his grave which he wil b bek soon afta the last 16 gamednt wori
saddam the fire is waiting 4 u in the last 16,not relegation candidates u beat last nite and i'm happy u ddn't commit suicide
Anonymous
posted: 08:21 am
Eish, Kickoff Editor, The game was played in Thohoyandou Stadium not Giyani weeeee.


Football matters: My team is like is raedy for Mvela now. Lucky was not in our side at all. Lets just hope players will regroup after easter holidays. Guys who are going to church pls pray with us.


Nut is not the same time that we were in this situiation and history will repeat itself. Leopards wont be relegated.

Black Leopards 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 08:27 am
Congradulations SADDAM - but its only Leopards (Soon to be Mvela outfit). Do not go arond making noie like you've just beatten Chiefs, Ajax or Pirates. He he he
Mdubuleni
posted: 08:39 am
Dream on sunflower, drama queens
Anonymous
posted: 08:41 am
Its interesting to see how Trot picked his first 11 players there was no an out an out strikers as such he used very offensive middlefiedler and that surprised Leapards and gave him an edge over them.These are some options that are lacking in teams like Pirates.He won the middlefied battle.So to have more options like Sundowns,Pirates need Mothibantwa
Anonymous
posted: 08:42 am
sundowns always the best,the champions of RSA, the most feared team in the psl, the most respected. Ask the country,s present president Mr Thabo Mbeki, he will share the good moment on behalf of downs for u cause since he was the president, sundowns was reigning. Ola sandawana Ola
Anonymous
posted: 09:00 am
Leopards have been donating points for sometime. So it is not a suprise for what they have done to sundowns. It is premature for downs to celebrate.

Leopards will continue with their project of points donation until the day comes(lidoda duvha).
Anonymous
posted: 09:49 am
dikotsi u lyk ma name ne (Dikotsi ka SADDAM).
SFISO KHANYEZA IS MA BROTHER NOT MA HOMEBOY.
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 am
It was a great game infact but i want to inform Trott Moloto that he must stop using Acuna,he must give Sapula a fair chance. Acuna is just parambulating in the field.Now he must use Shake nd Moriri as midfielders.He must buy Mphela or Shongweto help them nd use Mabizela regulary.They must ofload al the Acuna's nd Aldave's.Lstly the club must buy Thepelo Thilo at Jomo Cosmos .Otherwise no sundowns will survive with Acuna's and Aldave's and thatis killing our team.Ukuba bamanqina asindwa zizikotile izakufa i-team kwaye nelizwe alixhamli kuyo kuba isebenzisa abantu bangaphandle.
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