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Black Leopards lost 1-2 to Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 11 April 2012 Time: 21:30

Mamelodi Sundowns are back at the top of the Premiership table, after they beat Black Leopards 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.

Man of the match Punch Masenamela scored first, before his goal was cancelled out by Samuel Mabunda. Masenamela, though, turned provider when he created the winning goal for the Brazilians with a superb left-wing cross, which was converted by Nyasha Mushekwi.

The game kicked off in the strangest fashion as Masenamela opened the scoring in only the second minute with a bit of a fortuitous goal.

The Brazilians' defender tried his luck with an unexpected 35-yard effort which worked its way through a crowd of players, wrong footing the keeper, as it found the back of the net.

Azwindini Maphaha certainly didn’t expect the Downs left-back to let fly from that far out and was actually moving to cover his right-hand post when Masenamela took the shot.

Leopards, though, were not to be outdone and hit back quickly, finding the equaliser 10 minutes later after Mabunda latched onto a Luyolo Mapolisa corner with powerful 12-yard header to level matters.

In the 21st minute the game found its third goal, this time goalscorer Masenamela turned creator when given too much space and time down the left flank.

The Downs man produced a pin-point cross to find Mushekwi, who did well to get in front of his marker, and glanced the ball into the back of the net with a six-yard header.

After the quick-fire opening 20 minutes the game settled down a bit as Sundowns controlled the possession stakes for the remainder of the half.

The second 45 was nowhere near as exciting as the first and, while the possession stakes were reversed, with Leopards seeing more of the ball, the home side could not create any decent chances on goal.

Downs still looked the more threatening going forward and came close to finding their third goal in the 59th minute when Lebohang Mokoena shaved the left-hand upright with a 22-yard volley.

That was the best of the second half action as both teams were wasteful in the final third of the field.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:51 pm
Thank you Sundowns for bringing peace on earth again.The rats have been causing a lot of stinking noise. The championship can go where ever as long but Park Town. We value our ear drums too much.
posted: 10:52 pm
2 all Yellow Nation suportez may u hv Yellowish peacefull nite.. I love u all.. KeMasandawana keMasandawana keMasandawana keMasandawana..

posted: 10:52 pm
We tend not to commend the Panthers on their display

Aside frm imithi they are stronger since Majoro massacre

This was nt an easy game 4 downs.

Yey ayadlala lawamaVenda jealous down

They just lack impeccable finishing and timing

Besides simelwe yibo e-Africa since Amalulwane Rovers abhacaza asithela ngehlazo
posted: 10:54 pm
Scratch as... long..
posted: 10:54 pm
Yellow Nation, I believe the MEAN YELLOW MACHINE stands a better chance if our midfielders and defenders can help in creating and scoring.

I mean the way our team won this game was quite refreshing. We've been predictable in the past games, which was always frustrating. I enjoyed watching Punch Masenamela tonight, he played like
a man possessed. Big up to him, I hope he keeps it up.

Our boys must work harder for the whole ninety minutes. The second half performance was way below par. I expected the team to create more chances going forward.

Anyhow, I remain happy about the three points and also about the goals scored. We needed this result badly.


Yellow remains the colour of the number one spot!

Yellow I Was, Yellow I Am & Yellow I Will Remain! [SMILING:-)]

posted: 10:54 pm
Yeeeeeaaaaahh! Manure has been defeated by Wigan as we speak! It's official, All Devils, the worldover will sleep with heavy, heavy bleeding filthy hearts! Phansi ngabathakathi! Phansi LOL.
posted: 10:56 pm
I would like to take this opportunity and congradulates Mamelodi Sundowns FC for winning the ABSA Premier League after bitting mutiless Leopards.
posted: 11:01 pm
Why kickoff u change our names now
posted: 11:01 pm
W.T.F! Kickoff hambonya maan who the fok is that user?

Neil, stop taking grave-diggers out of retirement to come and edit tu! Nx.

Sweyts we Dawana was sayin':

Yeeeeeaaaaahh! Manure has been defeated by Wigan as we speak!
It's official, All Devils, the worldover will sleep with heavy, heavy bleeding filthy hearts!

Phansi ngabathakathi! Phansi LOL.
posted: 11:02 pm

Lol. U hav to laugh at dis champ mamparas operating kwa kickoff. Entlek bawalandaphi lamagama. Where is that yeyes tokoloshe u-nespray

Gents I think the players re ready to strangle dis rats by their necks and killed them for gud.
What I min is, let's not expect any gud, beautifully futbal when it cum to dis crucial stage of the lig. Now it gonna be win at all cost. Am sorry guys, the yellow space ship sheer futbal will have to wait til next czen. Kuxovwa indoda, kukhahlelwa kwasani. We re at war masandawane and nilindele noma yini

Death by yellow
posted: 11:07 pm
WeenSpeeceSom, Brazilitto......LOL. Bheka leydididi zabathakathi zing'biza bani? It's Sweytmaster in reverse nges'China LOL.

Kickoff 101 is the university of zol and madness indoctrination .LOL.
posted: 11:12 pm
The results are calming for the night.
posted: 11:12 pm
Basazokhala omakhala njalo. Badume ngakho vele, iseyinde lendlela esazohanjwa. On the last day of the season they will cry as usual. Remember Hans Vonk retired last season after being rewarded for the job well done on the last day of the season. I don't think Sandilands will fall for those peanuts this season. They know they are the umbrella boys.

Khosi4Life (Operation one game at a time is on)
posted: 11:17 pm
True there Brazilitto's, we should'nt expect niceities right now, but deadly conviction and ruthless finishing from The Sheikhman upfront.

Eish....but the Referees my friend, the refs are our strongest opponents after muthi. mh.
posted: 11:20 pm
Thanks to the Amakhosi faithful who are pleased we trimphed, iydididi maz'lale ngenxeba.
posted: 11:27 pm
@sweyts aka spmmkwecame lol

Today our players just wanted to win. Nothing else and they had to sacrifice their normal game after scoring the second goal. I hope against maritzburg we can get that morale boosting victory that will c us finishing off in style( yellow style)
Our problem dis czen has been at home. Angazi noma iground le rugby or what. But idladla alisincanywa dis tym.
But we can't be lyk ohobbo( home away from home) what is dat ngempela or maybe polokwane is closer to zimbabwe
posted: 11:28 pm
Chivs&Dunusa fans r morons,they both boast beating a clawless leopard,as if they playd pirates wit messi,cr7,kaka nd casilas as goalkipr,da title wil b decided on da last 2 games.up da bucs.
posted: 11:31 pm
Desparate win for a desperate team,kabo nyelow kabo nyelow, nyelow i am nyelow i was and nyelow 'll remain this team of "pedis"borra we!UP THE BUCS SHOW!
Sakie Petrus
posted: 11:37 pm
Good people Leopards is a good side but did they really think that we are Zebras, No ways. And to five skippers stop talking 2 much, this is marathon let's wait n see wat is goona happen when u play Swaiswai.Shapa bafana ba style shapa.
posted: 11:39 pm
All Dunusa FC supporters are under delusion, u got 3points congrads but you cannot win the league with such pathetic performance! KC,SSU and FSS will finish you. You still cannot create goals you were gifted those goals. I'll say it again you will finish the season empty handed again, even all of you can see that.

Stop fooling yourselves chockers (you chocked again 2nd half). Dunusa FC always promise big things but you don't have what it takes. I don't like pirates but they stand better chance than you!
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