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Mamelodi Sundowns held by Bloemfontein Celtic

Posted: 28 March 2012 Time: 21:34

Bloemfontein Celtic and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a 0-0 draw at the Botshabelo Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Tshwane side, who were overwhelming favourites to win the match, started well and did all the attacking but they fluffed a numbers of opportunities created.

Their free-flowing style of play certainly asked a few questions of the home teams' defence early on, especially down the right flank where Anthony Laffor and Siyabonga Ngubane combined to orchestrate a few probing raids.

Katlego Mphela had the first chance for Sundowns as early as the fourth minute, but volleyed over the bar from only 10 yards out. Six minutes later the Bafafa Bafana striker had a great chance to open the scoring after leaving Thabo Nthethe for dead, but his tame shot was easily gathered by Thabani Stemmer.

Celtic managed to fashion a few half chances, but Lennox Bacela and Phenyo Mongala both failed to provide any real problems for Calvin Marlin in the first half. The former connected with a great cross by Cecil Oerson in the 36th minute but he could not keep his header down, while the Botswana international's shot in the 43rd minute was saved by Marlin.

The score remained goalless at half-time.

Clinton Larsen's boys started the second stanza on the attack, and they were unlucky to see Jacky Motshegwa’s well-taken shot going inches off target in the 51st minute. Two minutes later, Nyasha Mushekwi’s shot from across the goal struck the woodwork and then went back into play.

Immediately after that, Sundowns almost broke the deadlock when their effort was cleared off the line by Tsietsi Mahoa.

From there onwards, it was an end-to-end stuff as both sides tried hard to get the goal in vain. Mphela found himself with some space in the area, however, he shot over the bar. He should have done better.

Celtic put good effort into the final 15 minutes of the game, but time and time again they lacked the spark up front needed to convert what were on occasion good build ups, into goals. Motshegwa and substitute Ruzaigh Gameldien could not believe their eyes when their efforts went slightly wide of goal.

In the end, the match ended in a stalemate as neither side managed to take their chances.

Previous comments on this story...

Loverboy!!
posted: 09:45 am
I've said it before.
..............................................
S'downs its like Man City :Money/Players/Overrated Coach.
At one stage they were leading the pack with 10points,now its down the wire.They still have to face Zimbabwe FC.I'm not saying Pie-rates will win it,but these Zimbos also stand a good chance.

Against Celtics they pack their midfield against dead snake,why?
they should have played Nyatama & Tiko with Kekane holding the fort.

Ya ne, this drunkard coach,"uyasibulala"
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 am
@ Nosi

If i were u i wud be axious.... Phela i Pirates papala maspmpa ntate/mme.... I waz @ Orlando lst nite snce i cudnt make it @ Bloem... Hey pirates ifile maan, evn uJali hv 2 double up hs eforts thrice/ Sixth...

Our problem as Downs Neeskens choose 2 rest hs cleverest a while, bt shud've realised dt by plyng Laffor instead of strtng both Gasper n Cheezos is hs biggest mistake hey kuzofiwa ndoda ngiykutjela.... It tuk Palashuthi 2 month 2 realised dt Rantie is fruitfull, sumthng wont happen 2 Intelligent Neeskens... De fact dt our Yellow boyz doesnt luz game rather collect single Yellow Point instead, dt alone tells me sumthng..... Koloyi yaMasandawana yarutla ku Championship tile ya psl like t /not u btr live wth it.... Its a pity dt i c pirates finishes de sizin in postn 3/4 if de way dey ply lst nite is anythng 2 go by....

Yellow-Machine
JonnyB
posted: 10:12 am
I'm getting FEDup with position football that produces Draws.

Can someone tell our back-line to show urgency and hunger to drive forward a bit when we in position of the ball and also our Jersey number 10,28,9,14 and 31 not to give away position easily also our Jersey number 33 who seem to enjoy taking long on throw-Inns.

In all-fairness we played rubbish
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 am
@ Peter
Ok ngiykuzwa uthini ndoda, bt let me tell u suthng u dnt no.... Watsi nne ntante uYellow uzoko confuser lol jst like ur like he dd 2 Leal hu end up publicily sad dt He doesnt c de way 4wad... Jst like Phalashuti publicily declared dt he controlled evy kiss @ Fair n went on 2 cy hez no longer enjoys hs sleep wth Benni bt now hez in love wth Jali lol.... Eish ds Yellow Machine confusses ppl real... Roger hmself hd bin confused hehehe.... Akaqelwa u Yellow... Uma umpapela uzokuphaphela blind lol... Phela its all abt style here... Chilex on ur couch n wtch Yellow Boy doing dier Styles, while 48m ppl wll witness n confess dt Yes Yellow is De Colour 2b

Yellow-Machine
DSky
posted: 10:16 am
DaWana supporters,

Haddy bafethu... Ningawari! What matters is that we are not inside, but we are on top and the colour is Yellow. It's US and them (15 of them)
zenzelemfanasibile@yahoo.com
posted: 10:27 am
Naskeen is a stupid coach that has evr coachd Sundowns since we started this second round we only have two wins and many draws how can we draw against celtics nje ,i think its about time that u change ur stupid formation ,why are u always substituting Pelembe nxa even if the hes perfoming well .2nd why u always benching Cheese boy coz you suppose to bench Laffor he still new player who daznt understand our formation we tired of this useless draws man look now Pirates are getting closer and closer while we busy getting draws fokof Naaskeen m sure u must leave @D end of the season
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 am
@ Jonothan
Dawana u want 2 tell me now dt u re no longer a Stylish person lol.... U re feed up wth styles lol.... Abafana BaStayela wants 2 do it with Style once again... We once won lig wth style whlile made history same time by plyng a none familier futbol whch now called shoe shine n piano.. We once won de lig n needbank sum time bck, aftr made history by plyng 66 passes wth 10 men, but dt eventualy reduced it into 44 passes agnst well known team..... Again, we recently made history while abusing unknown brand by 24v n our team re on de vege of swiping de remaing lig trophy n needbank Eish i loves ds team 2geda dier Styles hey... Its such fascinating wen dey do dier Styles evry1 got confussed xcpt me n brazilitto n Swetys n Mamoduwe n Robert infact de whole Dawanas by ads chose 2 doubt it....

If awumazi uYellow jst shut up n wtch Yellow Boys doing Yellow Styles, bt 1 thng for sure eventually all of you will singing de song kea mrata yellow.... Yellow ke Colour of shose... Come may n show doubtifulls whch colour 2b

Yellow-Machine
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 10:42 am
Hehehehe. To inform you Sundunusa fans, this dagga chain smoking addict named Mphela when he was in cape town came by to my drug friends and received a kilo of dagga and tik after the ajax game. If you were wondering why he couldn't tell where there goal posts are missing shots from 10 yards out, now you know why. This moegoe was still high!!!!

Hahahahahaha. Swetys and Brazilito, please pass my message over to Mphela and tell him he's welcome anytime here in cape town.

Up the Bucs...
Anonymous
posted: 10:53 am
hola Zenzele dawane!!
Eish ndoda i respect ur views bt ndoda chille n wtch... U'll be de 1st person 2 Neeskens is de most intelligent coach hu eva coached Sundowns come may 19 m telling u.... Yes we re 2geda on dt one of La4, Cheezos n Gasper bt hey dis Dutch yapulanisa ndoda hey... Do u still Henri Michel ndoda, Angel Cappa, Habbas lol dos momiesh coaches hu used 2 ply five 2 six luzes in a row xpecly Michel lol.... Its total unfair 2 call Neeskens stupid coach hu eva coached Downs dawans... Rembember we re on top n we re nor abide dt till sizin ends.... Downs is gud as der on Top till whistles thrown 2 de sea.... Whch coach hv lost only jst 2 matches in 23 lig games? None only Neeskens... Why does Yellow Boyz ply draw instead of luzing? Its jst bcz dey re eager 2 win de lig n dt wud mantain deir Yellow Points.... Why des Yellow team Scores so many goal? Bcz dey wanna sure 2 put smile on our faces n makes bilive dt we gonaa clinch de title n crown champions... Why de Yellow Boyz turns 2 decrease de Yellow Gap? @ Downs evrythng is abt Style, so dey want 2 mantain ournorm... And, dt wud kip lig so interesting n by relaxing a bit 2 dt brings mo freshlesness...

Yellow-Machine
Anonymous
posted: 11:09 am
@ Lehlohonolp
Uzwakele Ndoda.. If u cud anwear me Ds simple Q ngabe ungiqedile n angeze ngiphinde commente vaandag.... Whch BB de likes of Mark Williams, Phill Masinga, Shoes Mosheou, Shaun Baklert etc choose not 2 score instead rather shoot wide/ovr crossbar de team BB plyed in Congo Brazaville if nt mistaken during FiFa qaulifications game.... Why Fish Mark plyd 90min wth 1 eye? Is not dt der were Soldiers hu were ponting dier guns 2 dem n threanghtening 2 kill hu eva scores agnst dem? So ndoda du u xpect Killer 2 Score goals while Mhlongo pointing hs Pistol @ hm, n Collonel encame ukubukela iteamu yakhw e orlando waya e bloem.. Wafika wema emva kwamapali wakhamisa.... Nawe ngeze ungesabi uma uKhoza ekhamisile anyway u wud thot dt hamapali lol.... Eish abo like bona babizi basisabisa nge Okapi

Yellow-Machine
Champ-Marapo
posted: 11:23 am
I have always said there is only one problem at pirates and that problem is the Used Condom Mabena. We always create avalanche of chances in the first half with Bennie still fresh but unfortunately they all went to waste as they fell on the used condom.

And someone will tell me to support Mabena coz he is Limpopo where he comes from. I am not stupid and i see a problem if there is any. The way Chimpanzees, Arrows were mizn chances you will see this used condom Mabena belongs there.

You can support your Mabena i will support my Rantie.

If he was used at the beginning we would still be playing the Champions league. We would be sitting pretty much comfortable at the top of the table. We would be still competing in the Nedbank. The boy will be on 20+ goals right now.

I am a Buccanear and if you want to challenge me on that just talk about Mabena
SOMALI_*_PIRATE
posted: 02:38 pm
Sundowns was cursed by Powerlines FC - Thier Sangoma closed the goals in a bottle - They will starve for 24 games.
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