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Sundowns sink Pirates

Posted: 25 November 2009 Time: 21:30

Mamelodi Sundowns beat Orlando Pirates 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash played at Super Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The goals were scored by Luvhengo Mungomeni and Benedict Vilakazi.

This win over Pirates will serve as a huge morale booster as Sundowns launch a late chase on runaway leaders SuperSport United, who beat Kaizer Chiefs in the other big game of Wednesday night.

Sundowns got off to a dream start when Mungomeni managed to head home despite pressure from Pirates goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs as his defence failed to deal with a dipping free-kick from Elias Pelembe, who was named the man-of-the-match.

The Brazilians were clearly the better side in the opening half as they created more chances and enjoyed the lions share of the possession and this frustrated Pirates’ game plan as their wingers Phenyo Mongalo and Dikgang Mabalane saw little action and this resulted in poor supply to strikers Mbuyane and Katlego Mashego.

In the 32nd minute, Pelembe disposed Mabalane in what looked like an obstruction that was not spotted by referee Charl Theron and unleashed a powerful shot from outside the box that ricocheted from the cross-bar with Josephs well beaten.

Pirates missed out on a golden opportunity to draw level when Mabalane ballooned his shot from inside the box with only Baloyi to beat after being released by Mashego two minutes from the break.

Lebohang Mokoena was denied an opportunity to score against his former club by Josephs in the 52nd minute as once again the Pirates defence was caught napping in dealing with a Sundowns cross from the right wing.

Sundowns ensured the three points as Pelembe delivered a low pass to Vilakazi who beat Josephs as Pirates suffered their fourth defeat of the season and they have a mountain to climb to refresh their faint title aspirations.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:12 am
At last S'downs, at last!
posted: 07:01 am
That was the best performance by Sundowns eva this season. They play with a heart and determination. "Ola MaSandawana. Ola"
posted: 07:45 am

posted: 07:51 am
pirates was outfoxed on the 1st munite.

Loose is LOOSE!

As 4 pirates, kiss league Good-bye. Chassing after de wind. jou bokkooorrrr!
posted: 07:59 am
DAN.....good analysis
posted: 08:02 am
We won against all odds,every tackle we made we got yellow card,The weakest player at chloorkop has to be Mabhuti,I was hoping the useless chiefs players wud hlp wit disturbing s/sports,but it wasnt to be,Shapa Sundawana,Shapa,PRETORIA SOCCER LEAGUE
posted: 08:09 am
i rest my case -Luvhengo Mungomeni outclasssed the Pirates forward

i am wondering were was this boy all along. he wont all the aerial balls and wont every takcle and bonus he scored

i am still questioning the criteria tha the Absa Pretoria League uses to selct Player of the Season

Pelembe is out of this world, he is a marvel to watch

i dont want to dwell about the Former Pirates players because how Rud Krol left cheeseboy in his selection

i am happy and i am going to be productive at my work the whole day

Let moriri come back from injury and i say we are aiming to win the League
posted: 08:12 am
If the coach continues like this,he is one day going to achieve his dream of coaching Barcelona.
The central defence pairing that he is using,people would have laughed at you when you suggested it at the beginning of the season but it is slowly developing into one of the best in the country.
This shows that the man has vision.
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 08:14 am
Pirates played WELL and congrats to Sundowns. If consistant, Sundowns CAN and SHOULD challenge SSU for championship.

Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 08:17 am
Congradulations to Sunflop, we were outplayed and outclassed in all departments. Phelembe is Mr Super diski and Cheeseboy was on song and I am happy Mr Stok did not start with Vilakazi or else it could have been worse. Slim Kat saved us from serious embarassment.
posted: 08:17 am
Shapaaaaaaaa Pretoria Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaapaa.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 08:24 am
Pirates dont have enough quality. That back 4 was easily open up by downs forward. What made the difference at the back is Slim Kat, he is my man of the match for Pirates of course. On the bench, only Gert was quality.
posted: 08:25 am
its so nice to be driving through the capital city and bilborads aprint media headlines are booming and congradulating the Pretoria based Team

For all those who were saying super Staduim is going to be dull and boring u missed out

the chiefs coach once mentioned that Pelembe, Mphela do not belong in the Pretoria League they instead must be trading in Europe.

overall i am impressed with my beloved Sundowns -

here at the ratings and how they did

Brian Baloyi- had a decent match because no one bothered him

Vuyo Mere-Remeber Parraira Carlos is back and you used to be selected during his era, u were going forward but not agrresively and please watch out your tackling technique and i am telling you that u mind end up debuting the right back of Bafana Bafan

3Mayenga- my man to be u r scared and dont have the cinfidence as a left back -Relax and be useful

Xulu- what a boy-u r growing and to me u r proving that Our Coach plays players that shows hunger and determination

Mngomeni -Man of the match-sharing with Pelembe* command that Sweeper position. i like the fact that you are tall and you will be very useful during Free kiks

Nyandoro- captain fantastic u made Shakira or Kwamendo to look very ordinary and i Saw Mickey Modisane clapping hands 4 u

Pattison- u r a hard worker period, show the likes of Mashego that race card thing about white players not intelligent are gone

u were doing the dirty job and Pirates did not have the middlefield

Khanyeza -u need to structure your game , have aimm while u r on the ball , dont run with no aim beacuse you will run out of stamina

Mphela -average day in the office i see thatu were the target man and Pirates paid dearly for that

Pelemebe-please start packing your bags because i will dam,n make sure that i seal a deal 4 u in europe not in Israel, sweden or Jamaica but england, France, Germany or Spain


dot ............

to be continued
posted: 08:32 am
SOWETO is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 08:41 am
Kamwendo got a chance for the last 3 games. I watched him carefully and the guy is too ordinery to be a pirates player. An off form Modise is 3times better than an inform Kamwendo. Yesterday he had a terrable game, he lost balls so easy, he hardly find the other teammates with his passes and I only saw one shot at goal which did not even reach Baloyi.
Tshwane Derby
posted: 08:52 am
was so disturbed by the below statement made by so loud Pirts official when they were winning with the help of Ace and Nhlapho it was on ssp webside........

Moloi unimpressed by Brazilians
06 October 2009 (15:25)

Former Orlando Pirates playmaker Tebogo Moloi expressed his concern about Mamelodi Sundowns, a team he feels should be dominating local football when one considers the quality players in their squad but in truth are simply an ordinary teamAnd Moloi feels that despite his pedigree as a top class player during his heydays at Barcelona, Hristo Stoichkov has not been able to crack it and the sooner he imposed himself his philosophy came shining through, the better for both.
Sundowns have not had the best of starts in the Absa Premiership and their inconsistency is cause for concern as they have struggled against teams they were expected to brush aside easily and cracked under pressure from teams they would have beaten easily under normal circumstances.
“Sundowns are just a yo-yo team,” said Moloi. “There seems to be a lot of confusion in the team. It’s difficult to understand the position of the players. And I suspect that the coach has not yet had an understanding of his players, their strength and weaknesses.”
Although Sundowns seems to signal their intention to move away from where even angels fear to tread as they humiliated Maritzburg United 5-1 last week, still Moloi feels it was a flash in the pan and does not see them qualifying for the top eight at the end of the season.
“He (Stoichkov) is not supposed to be working on some aspect of the game that they need to improve on. He is supposed to help the players become versatile in order to vary their game and not be one dimensional.
“Sundowns have set standards both on the domestic and international front and need to get back to those standards. But they need to get back to them quickly if they are to be pushing for a top eight spot. The coach cannot claim that players need to be taught basics,” said Moloi.
Stoichkov was appointed following the dismissal of Frenchman Henri Michel but has not really got the “Brazilian’ playing that free flowing brand of football as espoused by the Catalans of Spanish football – Barcelona – and it must be frustrating their owner Patrice Motsepe.
However, looking at the Premiership after nine starts, Moloi cautioned that it was too early to write-off the likes of Jomo Cosmos, AmaZulu and Platinum Stars even though the trio are struggling to impose themselves on the championship that has been condensed and matches are coming thick and fast.
“They (above mentioned three clubs) are coached by good local coaches and perhaps I am biased towards locals but I do feel that they have the capabilities to turn things around.
“Let’s wait and see what will happen halfway through the season. I am confident that they can bounce back and get their season back on track again,” added Moloi, son of legendary late Percy “Chippa-Chippa” Moloi.
Tebza is also a great admirer of Lamontville Golden Arrows mentor Manqoba Mngqithi and the brand of football he has imposed at the Durban club, which he feels is a combination of uninhibited raw talent spiced with the flamboyance of the Brazilians.
“Mngqithi is a young and very talented coach,” said Tebza. “He is truly a threat to the established coaches and has proved his pedigree every year. I have no doubt that he will take this team very far and in my view, he has a lot to offer this game.
Though football pundits put Orlando Pirates as favourites to win the league, Moloi says it will be better if Pirates can start scoring goals.
Moloi was however critical of Moroka Swallows coach Rainer Zobel’s style of play and tactics, adding that although it was still early days, Swallows seem to be getting worse by the day and it is all due to their coach.
posted: 09:11 am
Please PSL, give the PSL Player and Footballer of the awards to either Elias Pelembe or Daine Klate, period
posted: 09:14 am
Hate to do this, but guys I said it yesterday way before game that ThamiJacobs, Mapiwana and crew will not dare comment on this side today as they will be nursing their wounds. PRETORIA SUNDOWNS/SUPERSPORT LEAGUE will continue to do talking on the field guys. let the haters hate while we rejoice in our jovial and happy mood. SKY IS THE LIMIT.
posted: 09:25 am
yo yo yo, some people need to look for job @ the news papers, this is a comment forum not, do not write a story on a story, darkies... Dan, Skye and Tshepi, damn, no one has time to go throu your crap, save it...

Now back to the matter @ hand, Thabang, BrokeFan and the rest of you idiots, who are the clowns, do not answer that, tell you what ya'll need to do, hit the bathroom, niyoshay'idrud...
posted: 09:37 am
Busani: 2009-11-26 09:25

go away now


go away * my man Downs won and we are going to gloat and celebrate

who are u anyway

u either reasd or interpret period -

go away go away -Tsamaya Son
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