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Nyasha Mushekwi scored but also missed a host of chances

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Posted: 27 September 2011 Time: 20:55

Elias Pelembe scored in the dying seconds for Mamelodi Sundowns as they defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in their Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday night.

Elias Pelembe scored in the dying seconds for Mamelodi Sundowns as they defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in their Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday night.

It was heart-breaking for Celtic, who had chances of their own to win the game, but in the end goals from Nyasha Mushekwi and Pelembe sealed their fate. Eric Mathoho had given Celtic a first-half lead.

The win moves Downs top of the table, for 24 hours at least, ahead of Tshwane rivals SuperSport United on goals scored.

Sundowns had much of the play in the first half but it was Celtic who went into the break in front.

Eric Mathoho headed home a Thokozani Mshengu free-kick on 26 minutes with the Sundowns defence at sixes and sevens.

Before that Katlego Mphela might have put his side in the lead as he was fed by Musa Nyatama, but he put his shot across goal.

Mushekwi had the first of a number of golden opportunities to score when he found himself one-on-one with Patrick Tignyemb, but the Cameroon stopper saved his point-blank effort.

The Zimbabwean striker then missed two great heading opportunities, failing to hit the target with either.

Mshengu was lucky to stay on the pitch just before the break when, already on a yellow card, he lashed out at Hlompho Kekena, kicking the former Celtic man on the shin, but got only a talking to rather than another card.

Sundowns were level on 55 minutes as Mushekwi finally found the back of the net and it was a fine goal too. He brought the ball down on the edge of the area and fired home low past a statuesque Tignyemb.

Mushekwi missed a great chance to give his side the lead as he received the ball eight yards out, but fired over the bar with Tignyemb and the Celtic defence scrambling.

At the other end, Clifford Mulenga found acres of space on the left, but his shot was saved by Wayne Sandilands in the home goal.

And Mulenga went even closer a minute from time as his shot was touched by Sandilands onto the woodwork.

But it was the home side who snatched the points as Pelembe popped up at the back post and with his weaker right foot volleyed the ball past a helpless Tignyemb.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:00 pm
Credit to the coach he made sure the boys never lost shape during play never changing to much in terms of playing sticking to the building up play from the back and it was a matter of time. Ka bo yellow Meneer we are behind you all the way.
posted: 11:00 pm
Celtic Defence did blunder on Mushekwe's Goal they hve to re-build dat mistakes.
posted: 11:08 pm
Thanx Sweyts for thinking of me on this wonderful night of the yellow nation.We played well tonight from the 1st&2nd half.Gone are the days of fading in the 2nd half.3 points in the bag&back to the top of the Log,what more we ask for?Sweetest dreams Sweyts.
posted: 11:11 pm
Ajax seems to let themselves down while is a big team.Coach must go back to the drawing board again.Sundowns is a very dangerous team i'm scared.
posted: 11:16 pm
“I think players who want to come back into
the team have to deserve their place,
everybody has to work hard because I want a
competitive team,” Meneer Neeskens couldn't have said it better
posted: 11:47 pm
well done my boys u made my night. A special welcome bak 4 sbuda. D future is yoz my boy i knw punch is giving u tough competition. I thnk Mdledle mst consider reuniting or joining old teams or fake champions.
posted: 12:01 am
Pelmbe where did you came From I wish u another injury in your next game flops are nothing without u truth hurts 4 sure
posted: 12:06 am
Yoh! West Indian Hottie, I've melted sani....I guess I will have to sleep with my umbrella opened tonight incase I do what mash-doo does every night in his sleep, ''polish the blankets''. lol. sweetdreams nawe mntwana!

@Godfada, tebotouch, and all the Pirates faithful, thanks for being fair gents, from toeka it's alway been like that.
Hola Gucci bru.

To that skunk who's lost as to why there's so much elation, Bheka la, we won with STYLE and for us Dawanas, that's what it's all about ne!

Downs namanje!
posted: 01:36 am
Welcome back Pelembe,we miss u last week,u are the best winger,let's give the coach a credit,the boys display a good fotbal,hlompo kekana played well in the middle well done and I miss pattison,lastly downs fans let's be patient for the coach he is still building the team and he is working on shoe shine an piono,shapa sandawana shapa.
posted: 03:32 am
Ah wshs ar all u hv gud wrk shapa bafana ba style shapa!!
posted: 05:59 am
Still not convinced by Sunclowns Celtic were just unlucky. At times teams should learn to be more bolt.
posted: 06:28 am
well done to masandawane we played very well controlling de for most part of de but we still lacking de killa insticnt. and clayton daniels stop playing all ur balls back to ur keeper u gonna cast us be creative,well to nyatama ur passes were betta otherwise welldone guys and welcome back chillies
posted: 07:04 am
shapa sundowns..u did boys. dat ref should have red carded dat idiot who tried to break kekana's leg
posted: 07:11 am
WELCOME BACK TO LOFTUS WITH A VICTORY- wish you played there whilst i still a tuks studente!
Watched some bit of pieces of the game, when it was still 1-all on the 92nd minute with just one more to play- my heart was already settled with a draw but it turns out i stressed myself for nothing. Judging by the comments- i also missed out on a good game by our boys; i guess those supersport repeats will come in handy.
well done to our team- we won't wish our distractors well because they hate us with a passion!
posted: 07:27 am
Milkshake.....is chocolate black
posted: 07:32 am
Milkshake.....is chocolate black
posted: 08:07 am
but there are players who still don't deserve to wear our kit i.e Sibusiso Khumalo, Mphahlele, Okpako while Cale has lost the spark. Anyway well done Sechaba sa Madawana
posted: 08:15 am
well done boys. It was good to see that we have done away with the defensive midfielder, now we just have 3 workhorses in the middle. And it was a good move by the coach to play two strikers, mushekwi took the pressure off mphela. joh this guy franklin cale, he should sit on the bench, period! At least nyatama put more effort this time! And we have good cover with okpako and modise, also pattison! I still think brian mathe commentates in a biased manner!
posted: 08:18 am
Celtics defence is pathetic how can they not cover the blind spot.leaving Pelembe alone they should have watched last season match between Sundowns and Chiefs where Pelembe scored a similar goal.
posted: 08:23 am
guys, who was given the man of the match award?
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