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Mushekwi the hero for Downs

Posted: 17 December 2010 Time: 22:12

Nyasha Mushekwi helped Mamelodi Sundowns rack up another victory, overcoming stiff opposition from Ajax Cape Town at the Athlone Stadium on Friday night to run out 1-0 victors.

The first 10 minutes saw Downs enjoying territorial advantage, but with little threat to the goal of Hans Vonk.

But Vonk could do nothing about Nyasha Mushekwi's header in the 61st minute, from a corner kick.

It was certainly Ajax who had the better of the early chances, as Terror Fanteni had a 10th minute blocked by Wayne Sandilands and then Thulani Hlatshwayo headed straight at the former Platinum Stars keeper.

A rash tackle by Fanteni on Mathew Booth after 30 minutes put the Cape side on the back foot as he was sent for an early shower.

But even though Downs began to play with more purpose, they never really came close to breaking the deadlock in the closing minutes of the first half.

The Cape Town team started the second half with purpose, both Thulani Serero and Sameehg Doutie having a couple of half chances.

Sandilands then kept the visitors in the lead, thanks to a superb save from close range after Khama Billiat had connected with Lebo Manyama’s cross.

Closing action was intriguing as Ajax continued to give their all in search of a goal, the 10 men running themselves into the ground.

Previous comments on this story...

Marop wa le Downs
posted: 01:19 pm
We didnt have the best of games, but 3 points in the bag is what matters. We gave possession away too easily, which didnt help matters, but we still managed to win. I suspect there is a plot to break Sundowns players, with the tackle last week by Musonda and Fanteni on friday? i swear if those tackels had landed on smaller players like Mokoena or Mere, they would have been broken into pieces, fortunately Tshilo and Booth are very strong. Sandilands should be in the national team, period. even during his days at Platinum, he should have been in Bafana. I mean he should be number 2 after madala Khune, then we can have Moeneeb or Walters. We are steadily walking away with the championship. Shapaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 05:58 pm
This team is grinding the results out. That's good sign for championship-elect. My small tip to the coach: Pace is everything in modern day soccer and the coach should not pin his hope of winning the league on guyz like moriri, nyandoro and most notably Booth. Booth must not start against teams with fast paced strikers.
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