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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: 11:00 am
@Feelosopher no Zebraz last season we were up against a very talented tim. Of Serero that's why we needed a backup from Naturna to help but this time we don't have compitition just pretenders rest assure Zebraz we'll do it ourselves this time and is not going to the wire.
posted: 11:10 am
the biggest chokers fc u stil hav to play game in hand fc....thts how we gonna win the lig .....................watch this space
posted: 11:14 am

Chiefs won against Ajax to win the league not to help Pirates win the league.

this is so lame, Chiefs fans please grow up. there is 30 games.
posted: 11:16 am
Hamba yosela istameta ndodemnyama u thnk Sundowns will ply a draw agsnt Engine Santos lol... Phela we re nt pirates n chiefs hu usually ply draw agnst Santos... Wen last Downs ply draw agnst Santos nje esh??

posted: 11:20 am
Dream on my Rodent buddy's, dream on........you're all allowed to.

Even Bester dreamt of scoring a scorcher by mistake some day and it came true, Mbuyane also dreamt of a face-lift as a child, but the trebble bonus was'nt enough and his dream lives on. Lol.

King, kanti ivula skhathibani i-mourtuary kahulumeni? LOL.
posted: 12:18 pm
Umbrellas come in different shapes and sizes.I truly enjoyed the black one, since it did not shift with the rain, and lasted a mere 48 hours.

Hey nina magundwane. Hambani niyodlalela le, kudele!

Downs ,till my soul touches the sky!
The take over
posted: 12:34 pm
for now!
lidoda duvha
posted: 01:28 pm
Maphaha was a sellout and he dragged Leopards with him, PSL is not fair to Leopards, how can we play a PSL game against Chiefs 3days before we depart to DRC and again play Sundowns after coming back from DRC, i think those lose headed cowards are trying to get rid of leopards.

Why was chiefs vs cowsmos game not rescheduled for a replay within 3 days as this was supposed to have been the first game of the second round hence they still have a game in hand, the same applies to Amazulu vs Ajax game, yet leopards have to fly to DRC after the match and not goven a benefit BY PSL.
Sometimes i understand why some PSL team don;t want to commit to Champions league and the Confed cup, it is due to this that their teams will be abused by PSL, when others enjoy the benefits. so unfair
posted: 01:54 pm
posted: 03:24 pm
wena Naskeen u are stupid yong how many times must we tell you taht we cant win with Anton Laffor,from now on we want cheese boy and pelembe and another stuoid plan we want a central that will be a playmaker not this thing of fielding Moriri and Kekana or Nyandoro coz they are destroyers ,why did u leave Musa Nyatama nje coz he can be a playmaker nxa.Last we want a win against Platinum no more draws so Laffor must be benched we wil see him next season haykabi
posted: 11:17 pm
Downs ll win da lig regardless of wat Zebraz and rates are sayin'. Ugodi wempuku uzovalwa, I wonder hw lng ll it takes to dig anthr one bt I guce my captain' wud've lited da trophey lng tyme ago.

Yellow space = blk&wht umbrella.
posted: 08:34 am
Downs is going back to Atteridgeville (Slaughter House)
People are going to cry.
On the 19/05 the Atteridgeville will be YELLOW from Sausville to Mamilodi.

I am still Yellow
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