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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...

Anonymous
posted: 07:58 am
We do not eat unbuttered bread.Rona Re Bafana Ba Style We rather eat KFC!!Nothing feels more good thatn beating those IDIOTS!!Muhsin is going home.BYEE BYEE Va xi kumile la va xi lava!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:58 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!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:59 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.
Anonymous
posted: 08:01 am
Professor, where are you, the so called cup kings have lost again, bravo abafana bastyle, Sundowns will be on top 8 by the end of next week
Anonymous
posted: 08:02 am
Soweto Giants Succumb to Tshwane teams with same Margin!!!.Bafana ba Matsatsantsa ba na le style!!!!HOOHEEEJOOOOHEHEEHEEEHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHHIII
Anonymous
posted: 08:02 am
I WILL RESERVE MY COMMENTS TODAY.... KHOSI FOR LIFE....

SADDAM DONT CALL MY OFFICE, I'LL BE OUT THE ENTIRE WEEK...
Anonymous
posted: 08:03 am
It was supposed to be 4-0. Chiefs were very fortunate and well done Sundowns.
Anonymous
posted: 08:05 am
EISH....... KHOSI FOR LIFE. KHOSI FOR LUNCH.NYWE NYWE NYWE NONSENSE.WHAT A QUITE MORNING. THANKS SUNDOWNS FOR SHUTTING THEIR BIG MONTH AGAIN
Anonymous
posted: 08:08 am
EISH....... KHOSI FOR LIFE. KHOSI FOR LUNCH.NYWE NYWE NYWE NONSENSE.WHAT A QUITE MORNING. THANKS SUNDOWNS FOR SHUTTING THEIR BIG MONTH AGAIN
Anonymous
posted: 08:09 am
Always good in the township when the lose, at least we can sleep. No hooters and vuvuzelas
Dave10
posted: 08:11 am
bari nhwe! nhwe! sundowns itlobashapa! watch Makhosikazi, the famous Cheaters, this is a dose of what is comeing your way until 2010!

Shapa Sandawana Shapa!
Anonymous
posted: 08:14 am
TO THE CHIPS SURPORTERS CARRY ON COMENTING WHEN OTHER TEAMS LOSE YET YOU STILL HAVE A GAME TO PLAY RIGHT AFTER THE NEXT 24HRS.NOW THAT YOU'VE LOST YOU HAVE ALSO LOST YOUR INTERNET ACCESS.PLEASE CHIPS SURPORTERS IM SEAK&TIRED WITH YOU'RE STUPID COMENTS.YOU DONT SEEM TO KNOW WHICH TEAM YOU SURPORT.TODAY ITS LIKE THE INTERNET IS OFF LINE COZ THE CHIPS HAVE BEEN SPILLED.PLEAS COME OUT AND BE MAN ENOUGH.ANY WAY CHIPS ARE A LADDIES FOVOURITE TEAM.YOU ALWAYS WIN BY CROOKS THAS WHY YOUR COACH STARTED COMPLAINING.
Anonymous
posted: 08:16 am
Sfiso, Dikotsi and the rest of my boys, baniphindile futhi kungakapheli nenyanga. Alwehlanga lungehlanga. Things changes, mark my words.

Once a Bhakaniya Always a Bhakaniya.
Anonymous
posted: 08:19 am
The Sky is the Limit..Well done Abafana ba Style.
They played well and the opponents were lucky not to loose by big margin thanks to their goalie
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 am
Angekhe saphela amadla!! yeses ezingungu zaseNaturena zithetha too much. Hail Brazilians hail!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:23 am
well done to "sunflower",we played the same team tht outplayed sundflower a fews weeks ago but yersterday we were pathetic, our defence was playin 2 deep n the coach has to start believin in other players like obua,schalk wyk,nkambule,spencer n mototo. every1 cud c sibeko was not in the game, why not sub him with sum1 like mototo or nkambule n kanyeza with sum1 like schalk wyk....ealier in the season the technical team was sayin "mandla masango" is the player to watch this season n where is he now why not giv this young boys a chance i mean we've aready lost the league, we need to prepare thm 4 next season, otherwise we gonna here the same old story of building 4 next season, we didn't build anything this season...
Anonymous
posted: 08:24 am
This win goes on to show that Amakhosikazi have only loud mouths to show for their errattic performances. Guys like uProffessor are a true reflection of pathetic followers of the kaizer cheats. What dothey have to say now huh except to looking to blame someone for the results.

This boy uKhune should be bought by uMotsepe and i promise people that KC will start loosing games by bigger margins and finally expose their inferiority to local football legends such as ABAFANA BESTYLE.
Dave10
posted: 08:25 am
Hey, Where's Prof today?

The Chips are so lekker for lunch my broer!

Chips has not won a league match against Sundowns since the year 2005. eish Chips or Cheats, whats wrong mara?

Numbers don't lie good people, we have your number now.

Shapa Sandawana Shapa!
Dave10
posted: 08:29 am
Maybe proffesser is stil looking for a scapegoat!
Take it like a man Prof, especially since this is the dose you gonna get until 2010 and beyond!

Sundowns will not loose a league match against cheats until 2010.

Come on Proff, we miss you!

Shapa Sandawana Shapa! no more foulmouthed cheats supporters!

It feels good to be a sandawana!
Anonymous
posted: 08:30 am
Shuuu!! Wavakala esitsho omnye emva komdlalo. Yintoni? Wabuza omnye, ndibethwe nguwe. Nini? Namhlanje. Tshotsho, Andiqali kubetha kakade. Ucinga kungokuya wathenga usompempe.
Hehehehehehehehehe Minwana phezulu.
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