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13/04/2008 15:00

Josta Dladla celebrates his goal

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Sundowns pour more misery on Chiefs

Posted: 13 April 2008 Time: 18:14

After knocking them out of the Nedbank Cup, Mamelodi Sundowns got the better of Kaizer Chiefs again, beating Amakhosi 1-0 in a closely-contested Absa Premiership match at Loftus Stadium on Sunday.

The outgoing league champions are now in a good position to go on and claim a place in the top half of the table after Josta Dladla's 21st-minute goal secured a narrow victory over Amakhosi. The Brazilians could have added to their score but they spurned several good scoring chances.

Sundowns dominated the opening exchanges and Lerato Chabangu almost opened the scoring in the 14th minute, latching onto a defensive error from Onismor Bhasera before forcing goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune into a good low save at his near post.

Chiefs created a fine scoring opportunity three minutes later when Shaun Bartlett got away from marker Benson Mhlongo and headed on goal from Siphiwe Tshabalala's corner kick, but Brian Baloyi reacted well to keep the effort out.

The hosts took the lead in the 21st minute after some brave play by Dladla. The winger picked up a neat lay-off from Jorge Acuna and saw his initial effort half blocked by defender Mokete Tsotetsi before beating Khune to the loose ball and lobbing it into the back of the net.

Dladla almost set up Surprise Moriri for a similar goal five minutes later with a clever chip over the top of Chiefs' static defenders, but this time Khune did enough to deny the Brazilians.

In injury time at the end of the first half David Mathebula's free-kick almost set up Mabhuti Khenyeza for an equaliser, but the striker saw his diving header go narrowly wide of goal. The hosts deservedly went into half-time 1-0 up after having the better of the game.

A surging run from left-back Shere Lekgothoane early in the second half almost saw Sundowns double their lead but the defender's powerful cross was just a touch too quick for Moriri's run to the far post.

In the 51st minute Moriri beat Tsotetsi to Chabangu's curling free kick but the attacker could only direct his header over the crossbar, and barely 60 seconds later Khune produced a superb save to keep out Bryan Aldave's headed effort, as Sundowns sought a second goal to kill off the game.

A superb cross from Jimmy Tau almost brought Chiefs level on the hour mark but Mhlongo, with Bartlett breathing down his neck, did well to direct the ball out for a corner and avoid scoring an own goal.

In the 66th minute Acuna made a fine run from deep in midfield to beat Khune to Moriri's clever ball over the top but the Chilean was not as successful at lobbing the ball over the goalkeeper as Dladla had been in the first half. Two minutes later Aldave sprinted free of the Chiefs defence but his weak effort was easily saved by Khune.

Sundowns easily held out in the remaining minutes, with central midfielders Esrom Nyandoro and Acuna doing well to break down any attacks Amakhosi tried to muster.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:55 pm
Kaizer chiefs is a has been, the past is history stop living in da past and start seeing your team for what its realy is, a has been, it used to be da best but now its an average team. Let dis be a lesson to you k c fans understand ur team 1st b4 making fools of urself predicting rediculous scores, your team is da daily bread, when was da last time u beat sundowns in a league game?
posted: 11:58 pm
thats enough for the night, lets let them drown in their misery in peace as they call themselves abafana bokuthula noxolo. have it ur way babies
posted: 06:11 am
Trot has suprised us, we never expected him to win sutch games. We as Sundowns supporters, must appologise to this excellent coach. We should be ashame of ourselves. Nobody gave him a chance. I remember watching soccerzone after Gorden left, and question was 'Who is the next coach to be fired in the PSL?' but most of the SMS's said its Trott Moloto. Well done Mr Moloto u proved us wrong, you reminded what u r capable of. Another coach could have thrown the towel or maybe let us down b/cos of what we said. Mr Moloto you deserve the new contract, we ow you that much and re the Men of The Moment. Well done coach, now you win the Nedbank Cup of which am convinced u will. Well done coach
posted: 06:35 am
Bafana ba style did it again. It proves that Trappatoni is on the right track.I dare to see any team coming tops against the best midfiled in the country. Acuna and Nyandoro won us the game. "kaizer chieps" were destroyed in the middle of the park. Halala bafana ba style......
posted: 07:11 am
KHOSI 4 LIFE - we still remain loyal to our team - LOVE N PEACE
posted: 07:17 am
Sure Richos, Khosi 4 Life. This is not the end of the world, you win some and you loose some. Halala Makhosi Halala....
posted: 07:22 am
Eish the bread....Well done sundowns, your team made my day yesterday.
posted: 07:22 am
Back 2 Back. Back 2 Back. You see when I said Kaizer Chiefs is like Mugabe, was powerful in the eightees and just hang on to power in 2008, you disagreed.

South African Football has changed for good, and Sundowns are the current Benchmark. Beating Sundowns in penalties in the Telkom KO final did not interpret or made you forget that in the past four seasons, Chiefs has never beaten Sundowns in the leaugue. Kaizer Chiefs has never won against Mamelodi Sundowns in the past four seasons in the league.
posted: 07:23 am
Maybe you don't know the meaning of the word "better". You can't compare us to those schoolboys. We are far better than them.
posted: 07:34 am
I believe KC have good players who are able to take this Team to a higher level. The only problem lies with the Choach. His major downfall is favouratism, he favours everage players ahead of good players. his game plan is predictable, his substitutions as well, Gerald Sibeko is one of his favourite player and i don't think the boy derserve to start the game ahead of the likes of David Obua, Derick Spenser, Arthur Zwane, Michael Nkambule and not forgetting Gert Schalkwyk. Diteko Mototo plays better on the central midfield, he played there before and we all know what is capable off. The problem with Chiefs is Centre back and attacking midfielder.

We do have Derick Spenser on central defence who is being overlooked. We have a very creative Midfielder Gert. Remember the combination of Gert and David Mathebula?

Mushin is heading for a doom.

Khosi 4 life
Mike Makwala (Palabora)
posted: 07:36 am
Halala, waphum'uhil'ezingcongolweni. Benditshilo ukuba ndiza kutya iiKimba Chips izolo. Where are the Chips fans today?
posted: 07:38 am
What can i say! I was one of the sundowns supporter who didn't endorse the appointment of Trott but he proved us wrong not because he recent success against chiefs. His tectical approach to every game are very impressive.
posted: 07:41 am
Soceer Critics have analysed this situation good. When Mamelodi Sundowns were on top of its opponents yesterday, I felt in peace inside Loftus Versveld Stadium. It really showed that it was our home game. In the parking lot, when we came through dancing our beautiful song: "Kaizer Chiefs, move out of our way, the Mamelodi Sundowns is passing..." they duly so respected our plea.

I also liked the behaviour of 54 former KC fans, who after the game, bought new Sundowns jerseys outside the stadium and said to us, "there's no good reason today in South Africa, not follow a the only team that is not afraid of victory. We now associate ourselves with the victors..."
posted: 07:44 am
He Motsepe's money, Hehe Billionaires, Hehe Millionaires, U win cos u have money. Hehe We(Chiefs are poor) hehehehehehehehehehe."FUNNNNY"
posted: 07:49 am
Chiefs Lekker Dinge. Maybe it has do with the fact that all your Players were trying 2 impress Motsepe since they went 4 trials at Sundowns.
I wish we could play all our remaining league games with Chips. E MONATE.
posted: 07:50 am

Once a Bhakaniya Always a Bhakaniya
posted: 07:53 am
Isupporters ze Chiefs zikhulume kakhula Saturday masishaywa yi Supersport.Where are they now?
posted: 07:54 am
Unbuttered bread will kill these Chiefs Fans.Soweto giants succumbed to Tshwane teams!!
posted: 07:55 am
posted: 07:56 am
Thank you bafana ba style u did it again. OH no Amashibsi=O no not again. anyway good luck Ertugral kwi Interview yakho eGerman hope bazokuqasha but uyathetha yohhh!!!!!!
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