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Thomas Sweswe scores to hand Kaizer Chiefs win over Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 4 December 2011 Time: 17:34

A goal from Thomas Sweswe was enough to hand Mamelodi Sundowns their second loss of the season, although the day belonged to Arthur Bartman.

Sweswe scored his first ever goal in the PSL, but the glory of the Kaizer Chiefs win fell on the shoulders of their goalkeeper Bartman, who produced a number of quality saves and was rightly awarded Man of the Match.

The Brazilians dominated, controlling possession and having the majority of shots on goal. But after some stubborn defence from the Phefeni Glamour Boys and brilliant goalkeeping from Bartman, Chiefs were able to hold on for the win and move to 24 points on the log, joint third spot.

Chiefs did start the better of the two teams when they took the lead in the 12th minute, after Sweswe got onto the end of a superbly weighted right-wing free-kick from Siphiwe Tshabalala.

The Amakhosi defender headed home past a stranded Wayne Sandilands to make it 1-0.

After going behind, the Brazilians threw everything forward in attack, but found a formidable Bartman in their way.

In the 18th minute Nyasha Mushekwi drove through the middle of the Chiefs defence and found himself with only the keeper to beat, but Bartman produced a good one-on-one save.

Nine minutes later Themba Zwane pulled a pass back for Elias Pelembe on the edge of the 18-yard box, but his shot was superbly saved by Bartman diving low to his right.

In the 32nd minute Downs were denied by the woodwork, as a 25-yard shot from Teko Modise had the beating of Bartman but struck the left post and bounced away from danger.

The second half was more of the same as Chiefs defended for all their worth, while Sundowns pushed everyone forward.

Still, the Brazilians' only real chance of the half came in the 59th minute, and Bartman was there to deny them again.

The Amakhosi goalie produced another great double save, first to deny Siyanda Xulu from close range after a goalmouth scramble, and then punching the ball away as it pinballed around six-yard box.

In the end, the three points probably kept Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic in a job.

Article by: KICK OFF

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:34 pm
hau where r all the Chibuku FC who like posting kak after some od the Mighty Chiefs games. I thot they wud be happy with our win just as we were happy that they stopped SSU from running away with the lig. So Chibuku will only be happy wen Chiefs help them to win the lig by fluke like what happened when we thrashed Ajax last czn. C'mon Mabukubuku for once just say something gud abt our win asseblief tog. I won't mind u congratulating us even if u say it was a lucky win.Do you really hate our wins this much ?
Anonymous
posted: 06:35 pm
We played well and we didn't go to this game to prove anything - we have to focus on the next game...Chiefs can yadayada but jus like us, WE ARE NOT ON THE TOP 5, BEST TEAMS IN THE PSL SO FAR,,,The Sky Is The Limit: To Downs fans don try to match amakhosikazi, talking is their game...Our keeper iyaganga, seriously: The 18 area is his
Anonymous
posted: 06:35 pm
mr editor..s'dwns 0-2 chief.., in ur dreams sany, family buzns wil never beat dwns wit dat margin
up the bucs 4 lyf
Anonymous
posted: 06:38 pm
We beat piedowns 2day no complain we close them their big mouth and to those piedowns who came 2 the stadium 2 fire the special coach vv sorry to them they must try next time!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:39 pm
We lost games which we didn't deserve to loose and win the one that we didn't deserve to win.
ke tshaba sehloho sa papadi ya bolo.
Anonymous
posted: 06:54 pm
Chiefs 2-0 sundowns? hw? bt u sayin sweswe'z goal was enough 2 hand chiefs the win! *confused* or waz da ada goal uselec?
Anonymous
posted: 06:58 pm
its d weeknd of soweto Giant nd dat ada team 4rm soweto
samr
posted: 07:03 pm
This is one game Chiefs supporters shouldn't be very happy about cos Sundowns were unlucky to have been deserted by luck. This is a lucky win and should they continue in this form they would be singing VV song again
Anonymous
posted: 07:06 pm
Kickoff.com cld u pliz double check yo copy? I knw u r filing immediately aftr the match 4 deadline purposes bt u guys have bn putting incorrect scorelines in yo headline 4 sumtime nw. The scoreline is the first thng sumone looks 4 2 knw the outcum of the match so its vital that u get it ryt. In ths report u have 2-0 in favor of Chiefs and like I said itsnt the first time ths is happening.
philly
posted: 07:10 pm
Sorry Bafana Ba Setaela. You played very well Downs. I don't blame anyone. We are doing very well. Our next game is SS United. Chiefs were lucky to win the game. Downs can win the League, I don't see us losing the League this season. Holla Madowns Holla
samr
posted: 07:11 pm
@Siyaqubula
Good observation bro, today Sweswe was even handsome than in this picture
Anonymous
posted: 07:16 pm
Orlando Sundowns shame on U. Sies.U thought u gonna win against the big team in mzanzi.ka bo yellow my foet.khosi until Punch Masenamela scores against Chiefs
Anonymous
posted: 07:22 pm
@Sputladinho come on man a Win is a Win its either it was scored by Sarah Batman or offside three points thats what count . Okay we are sitting on possition 6 yes but the last time i checked Chiefs is leading us by three points wc is 1 loose for you againist Free State & ssport wil loose their next two games , Sunflops wil win 1 and loose one , Pirates wil win their next 2 games so use yr culculator you wil see the race is wide open
samr
posted: 07:27 pm
Sweswe is the twin brother of Sputlaldhino and am told he looks worse than Sweswe that is why he is always bitter in comments
Anonymous
posted: 07:40 pm
RiSE KHOSI RISE.VV must stop changing the team week in n week out.
Anonymous
posted: 07:46 pm
Zvayisa was the missing link in our defence. He will mature with time.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 07:50 pm
@KICKOFF, WHO SCORED THE SECOND GOAL FOR ZEBRAS?????

I THOUGHT THE GAME ENDED SUNDOWNS 0 ZEBRAS 1 PLEASE KICKOFF GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. THE OTHER GOAL WILL COME MAYBE IN THE NEXT GAME... WE KNOW YOU MIGHT BE TOO EXCITED AND YOU WANT TO SEE ANIMALS FC WITH MANY GOALS
Anonymous
posted: 07:54 pm
nkosi Thomas ndiyabulela boy thank you very much dlalile
Anonymous
posted: 08:00 pm
@Mugabe n Sekitla. Why do u sound offended when i just remind u that u r not yet in title contention,I'm just telling u the truth, u cant blame me! The truth hurts neh?
Anonymous
posted: 08:06 pm
Sundowns played very well Family Club was lucky I'm confidence that they'll take da top spot from SSP soon and keep it warm for Bucs like they did last sizin...there's no tim that play that role well than u Sandawana kaboyellow.
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