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Mamelodi Sundowns and Platinum Stars draw

Posted: 30 January 2011 Time: 17:26

Mamelodi Sundowns and Platinum Stars drew 1-1 in a League match on Sunday afternoon after Sundowns dominated the second-half.

The first goal was scored by Jospeh Malongoane while Nyasha Mushekwi got the equalizer for Sundowns.

The hosts almost opened the scoring in the third minute, with Elias Pelembe latching onto a poor clearance and shooting just wide of the target with a skidding volley.

Stars came even closer themselves just three minutes later, with the upright denying Edward Williams a long range goal after his shot had taken a wicked deflection off defender Matthew Booth.

The visitors needed goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini to come up with an excellent save to keep out a ferocious free kick from Franklin Cale in the 17th minute. The set piece was conceded in the ‘D’ outside the penalty area by Mbulelo Mabizela, who had to resort to a blatant body-check to stop Nyasha Mushekwi.

By this stage the Brazilians had taken charge of the game and on 26 minutes the overlapping Innocent Mdledle whipped in a fine cross from the left that gave Mushekwi a heading chance, but he could only direct his effort straight at Kapini.

Mushekwi had another great chance two minutes later, peeling off the back of his marker to run onto a clever pass from Pelembe, but he was denied by a brave block from the excellent Kapini.

Dikwena threatened sporadically, with their best chance arriving in the 33rd minute when Henrico Botes was presented with a shooting chance on the right of the ‘Downs penalty area, but the Namibian striker only hit the side netting with his shot.

Yet nine minutes later, and very much against the run of play, Stars took the lead. A swift counter attack saw Williams play a perfectly-weighted ball for Joseph Malongoane to run onto and the young winger finished with the chance with impressive aplomb, chipping the ball over the advancing Wayne Sandilands.

Malongoane’s goal left the Brazilians looking down the barrel at half time, but it took them just 14 minutes of the second half to bring themselves level. Pelembe whipped in a superb cross from the right flank and Mushekwi finished emphatically with a diving header to make it 1-1.

Sundowns created two chances for Mabhuti Khenyeza within ten minutes of their equalising goal, but the attacker saw his first effort well saved by Kapini and for his second he opted to cross rather than go for goal and left substitute Richard Henyekane with too much to do at the far post.

On 77 minutes Stars’ Solomon Mathe waltzed his way through the home side’s backline but, rather than looking to shoot on goal, he opted to try and square the ball for Botes and his delay allowed just enough time for Method Mwanjali to make a saving tackle.

Sundowns dominated what remained of the match but were simply unable to find a way to penetrate Stars' defence.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:18 pm
@ Ronald
Don't be stupid- no team has won the league as yet. pirates went through the slump so did chiefs. i know you don't like sundowns but that doesn't you should have your head stuck up your butt.
@Mash-do
how many times have your disappeared when your team lost? you must be a cabbage farmer judging by your remarks.
@Pierre
In what way is sundowns pathetic? pirates may be sitting on top of the league but they're far from playing attractive football. aren't you one of those empty heads who blame krol for everything which is happening at pirates?
If habas didn't request teko, some1 please tell me who requested ngcobo to sign at chiefs?
There's nothing wrong wit hating sundowns but at least use your common sense when criticising the team.
Anonymous
posted: 06:24 pm
All masundowana let's force motsepe to fire this useless dummy coach as we did to henry michel. He is a disgrsce to our soccer. What make him a better coach than the local coaches. Its better 2 lose wt a local coach than this spaniard
tk.
posted: 06:26 pm
@ sweyts
By the way...'magic-doo' you're the best suited blogger to help here....How much is 1bolt of lightning in your village? please include 'delivery' costs and v.a.t! Now! lol,loler, lolest!

dude u r killing me! tli tli tli. u gotta love sundowns supportes.
Anonymous
posted: 06:26 pm
@Tk
You definitely hit the nail on it's head.
Only small teams will celebrate a draw no matter how many goals were scored.
I'm not surprised that the cabbages seem to have forgotten their mid week results, the only thing they worry about is sundowns perhaps more than they worry about their own team.
Big teams such as real, sundowns, chelsea and alike- THEY NEVER CELEBRATE A DRAW NO MATTER HOW ENTERTAINING THE GAME MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
Sweyts',)
posted: 06:33 pm
Hola tk, please tell Pierre we ai'nt got veges to throw onto the pitch to show our dismay, we are carrying ama-blackberry, i-phone4's and car keys, you would'nt throw those at your sworn enemy either. Hehee.

Mash'do, the clouds are gathering in my kasi, I inquired about delivery to Attredgeville maan! lol! Yenzani kanti le 'rhaci'! tl, tl.
Anonymous
posted: 06:42 pm
@tk well said we need to do what we did to henry michel coz it's lyk motsepe lyk useless coaches than usefull coaches. He mst do what he dd 2 doleza while we were no.2 on de log
Anonymous
posted: 06:43 pm
theres a lot that needs to be done with Sundowns Management, Coach and certain players....Sundowns should just forget about the league and cups if they havent or will not sort out their problems and I WILL NEVER WASTE MY TIME WATCHING THEM.....
Anonymous
posted: 06:44 pm
MOTSEPE SHOULD JUST STOP DREMING ABOUT SUNDOWNS CONQUERING AFRICA
Anonymous
posted: 06:45 pm
THERE ARE LOTS OF PLAYERS INCLUDING THE COACH AND OTHERS IN SUNDOWNS MANAGEMENT THAT NEED TO BE FIRED,, THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR US (SUNDOWNS FANS) NOW...KWANELE NGOKU
Sweyts',)
posted: 06:50 pm
Hola Sizwe sama-Sandawana, we ai'nt gonna glorify ama draws ku Downs, never hhayi la!

Awusho Sechaba, angeke ungi tlatse joe man ngingafi ngedwa, mash-doo's rates are cheaper than Dr. Buba's! lol!

Asqede ngalo Habus man one time! tl, tl!...One man, one bolt! Heehehe! Hhawz! Hawz, hawz! lol!
Anonymous
posted: 06:55 pm
VV expained Ngcobo's issue that he did not know anything about Ngcobo since it was VV's 1st season and Ngcobo was having problems with injuries and his team. So Bobby sat down with VV and recommended that Ngcobo was a good player and he was available @ that time and he suggested that they sign him!

So Hababalas didn't know anything about the ailing Modise and he didn't want him, the Sun-doms pathetic management bought the player who has passed his sell by date because they wanted to prove the point that they can buy cow in the PSL
Nedbank-Mtizozo-Absa Premiership, ndim lowo
posted: 07:14 pm
Nc nc nc nc! Sweyts kwenzeka ntoni mfo wam? Ukuba ndingakuhleka ngaba andibhadlanga tu tu tu. Kutheni nitshon'ezantsi kuyiwa phezulu nje?
Sweyts',)
posted: 07:30 pm
Kwek! Mthizozo Jongilanga mfondin, iyageza labhari u-Habas sizakuyi 'fixisha' kunge nsuku zatywala eva?

Isibhakabhaka yi-limit mtakuthi, always! mh.
Anonymous
posted: 07:34 pm
Sundowns fan must learn to encourage player and support the coach. YOU must learn to be patient like us (Chiefs). Anyway ijimaphi le we weight , ijima ngesihlabathi sase Naturena. MAKHOSI 4 SHO
Sos
posted: 07:35 pm
habashwe!

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
Anonymous
posted: 07:38 pm
A team with over 10 coaches at the sametime is a sign of a confused team. Habas, his interpreter, Mudau, Bapela, Gorowa, Feutmba, Manzini, Lekgodi, Ngomane, Trott, Ted Dumitru, et al. Sundowns is going nowhere slowly.
Anonymous
posted: 07:46 pm
Soon they will be fighting the place in the top eight....ha ha ha ha ha ...hababababaaassss
Anonymous
posted: 07:50 pm
It wil b foolish 2 write Downs off as some are already doing, this has won leage 5x & can win it again this season. Chiefs need 2 win more games as possible 2 stand a chance of lifting da new made trophy. As 4 rats winning da leage mhm no comment
Anonymous
posted: 07:51 pm
@Nkosi

Ayi senizosithuka phela manje akushiwo ukuthi "ijimaphi le we weight" kuthiwa ijimaphi le weight. To be a cabbage madoda..... hehehe.....
Anonymous
posted: 08:01 pm
The only team that can be a problem when on top of the table is Drieskop, they don’t give up their lead easily so Habaz is doing a great job for us. As for those who are saying rats aka DOOOOmmm! DOOOOmm! will win the league no comment, may be in their wet dreams
wheels are coming off sooner than expected.
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