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Sundowns stunned by AmaZulu

Posted: 22 December 2010 Time: 21:37

AmaZulu stunned Mamelodi Sundowns with a 3-2 success in a thrilling Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday.

Lehlohonolo Majoro's brace put Usuthu in control and they led 2-0 at the break, but Sundowns hit back through Katlego Mphela and Lionel Mtizwa. But AmaZulu sealed the points with a late strike from Tangeni Shapahu.

Namibian striker Shipahu, who was one of the star performers in AmaZulu’s 4-0 win against Mpumalanga Black Aces on Sunday, should have given his team the lead as early as the fourth minute.

Defender Siyanda Xulu gifted Shipahu a clear run at Wayne Sandilands in the Sundowns goals by missing an easy clearance. But the striker shot hopelessly wide when he had the goal at his mercy.

However, continued pressure from the visitors yielded a goal for AmaZulu when Sibusiso Hadebe’s precise pass from the centre of midfield cut open the Sundowns defence and fell perfectly for team mate Majoro who was located in the opposition penalty area.

The striker, who also bagged a brace of goals against Aces, controlled the ball expertly and fired coolly past Sandilands in goals. Majoro doubled the Usuthu’s advantage after linking up with Shipahu in a move that started in AmaZulu’s own half. Once again, Majoro was able to finish with aplomb.

Sundowns got just the break they were looking for to get back into the game when they were awarded a penalty in the 51st minute. Mphela, who came on as a halftime substitute, pulled back one for the hosts.

From then onwards it looked certain that Sundowns would draw level and possibly pull clear as they were completely dictating play. Mabhuti Khenyeza should have restored parity when he had clear sight of goal in the 59th minute, but he hit his volley onto the AmaZulu crossbar.

However, the Brazilians eventually drew level in the 77th minute when a Mutizwa volleyed home during a goalmouth scramble.

With the stage set for the Sundowns to pull off a memorable comeback, it was the visitors who claimed the spoils when Shipahu finally managed to find the back of the net in the 90th minute with a lobbed effort.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:21 am
I have said it many times that if Habanas or whatever his name is aims to keep his job / win the league, he must stop playing abo Moriri, Booth and Nyandoro as they are too slow at this standard now. Beating 'downs is very easy...play a high tempo game and they won't cope..Wits proved it and Amazulu has just done the same. Back to the game: We really missed Pattisson in the mid-field..thought Papi was played too deep. Luvengo and Xulu were too casual at the back. Did the coach have a plan for Majoro esp after he scored a brace over the week-end. I'm making a bold statement now that if we can't beat Chiefs on the 8th, we won't win the league. "vete a la mierda" to the coach.
Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 09:28 am
Hard luck masandawana, well done Amazulu. You made the Khosi one proud. Once again, Is that man Lehlohonolo aka Sunshine Majoro
Anonymous
posted: 09:41 am
nkanyamba/nkanyom: dis is what happens when a gay tries to prove he is straight by sleeping with that prostitute you call your mother. Who can forget that you were conceived through rape wena feget which is why uphapha so?
sikhanyiso84@gmail.com
posted: 09:45 am
Downs has two main problems and those are: Mathew Booth is pushing too much and leaving Luvhengo alone hence Majoro scored two goals bcos once he (Majoro) eliminated Luvhengo there was no one to cover. Both was suppose to mark Majoro and Luvhengo to play as a sweeper or visa vesa but that didn't happen and our central defender are very slow and Booth is too slow bcos he cant cope with pacy strikers. Secondly I fail to understand why the coach keeps on fielding Suprise Moriri while he had Richard Henekanye on the bench. Moriri should be relegated to the stands not even the bench because he seem to struggling these days. I hope Habas can realise that Moriri and Booth are costing us big time and the sooner we can get a natural rigth back and let Xulu to play with Luvhengo against Chiefs the better bcos Chiefs will expose more on central defenders on the 8th January.
Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 09:55 am
The players don't understand their coach Bananas/Savanas/Habas, they don't speak Spanish.
Anonymous
posted: 10:14 am
Congra to Amazulu.

To my team downs the sooner we retire booth and Moriri the better they have done handfull for Downs but now soccer has changed s they cant cope with the boys now. xulu must go back to his centarl defence and vuyo or mwanjalil back to right back.

with booth against musona on the 8 it will be disaster.

im running out of ink

the sky ka bo yellow
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 10:28 am
Sundowns reminded me why I refuse to pay my TV license- their football is a pain in the eye, a waste of health, a gamble with dear life, a some kind of attempt to suicide! They deserve to lose! I appeal to all the TV networks to stop televising all Sundowns games- this will surely save lives out there and make people more healthier!
Anonymous
posted: 02:39 pm
Heyi wena Nkanyim, I can tell that you are the cabbages fan, is it not cabbages players who were telling that they are taking the league, as early as after winning that measly telkom cup? So as far as I am concerned there is nothing wrong about dreaming of good things. Let those sunflops fans keep on dreaming and same with the cabbages players, all I can say winning the league is not like playing in the final where you win and claim the prize at the same day, for the league you work hard baba, you have to win most of your games and draw a few and I do not see the cabbages doing that because their focus is on beating Pirates only as if Pirates is the fifteen teams competing for the league.
Nipsy
posted: 08:46 pm
Don't worry Sunflowers you will get a taste of Musona come January.
REALEST
posted: 11:35 am
Dats amazing..Downs Downed at home by amazulu?too bad bucs culdnt close up by 3points
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