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Posted: 7 February 2010 Time: 17:44

Mamelodi Sundowns’ 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town at Athlone on Sunday keeps the Brazilians’ title hopes very much alive.

Ajax were forced to play a large portion of the game with only 10 men after Clayton Daniels was sent off for an over-the-top 27th minute challenge, while an injury to fellow centre back Derek Decamps saw him also forced to leave the action at the same time.

It was an evenly balanced game throughout, with both sides enjoying periods of dominance, in the end Lebohang Mokoena’s 51st minute strike the only difference in a competitive game.

There were hardly any chances to speak of in the first half, with Ajax’s best opportunity falling to Diyo Sibisi in the 37th minute, but he struck the side-netting from a tight angle, while Downs were a bit unfortunate to have a penalty appeal turned down when Thulani Hlatshwayo had appeared to have taken down Elias Pelembe.

Sundowns signalled their intentions after the restart when Esrom Nyandoro’s 50th minute header brought an excellent save out of Vonk, and a minute later they were ahead when Katlego Mphela exposed Hlatshwayo and set up Mokoena for a simple tap in.

Ajax though refused to give in, but just couldn’t find the equaliser as Granwald Scott shot straight at Baloyi and the Sibisi pulled a shot wide, midway through the stanza.

Downs though could have alleviated the pressure on themselves, but Surprise Moriri’s shot was too close to Vonk and Matthew Pattison failed to make contact with the ball from just outside the six-yard box.

Ajax came close in the 80th minute when George Maluleke’s free kick was just off target, but despite finishing the game the stronger side, the Urban Warriors just could not find a way past a resolute Downs defence, lead by a superb display from Matthew Booth.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:03 pm
Downs pip Ajax and in the process cause heartaches and headaches for many.

A record number of absenteesm can be expected in all industries, especially the Taxi industry since that's where you find strong Imbabala support base.

*Sbusiso`s E-20 will have jumping problems.

*Thabang`s 'Kwantam' will cease to get into first gear and blow the top.

*And Pearl`s 'Inkomozophuzo' will finally be scrapped!..... And all Cheats will be out of transport! lol.

Downs all the way!
posted: 06:11 pm
These days its nice being an organizer whilst de same cant be said of teams who r just adding numbers in de psl bt still hev big mouth. Sidl'i-joy e-chloorkop. Whilst ajax supporters expected this result, some team's supporters hev been dealt a Double blow bcos their team draw yesterday and they were hoping the same wud happen to Downs bt shame on them. I am sure kzn gov wnt hev a problem organising Moses Mabhida Cup so they can win it since they're cup specialists. Lalani ngenxeba makhosikazi akwehlanga lungehlanga. Go drown ur sorrows or for a jol just to try and keep ur stress level down Shapa Downs shapa.
posted: 06:12 pm
hahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaaha...ya neh Sweyts i'll let u have ur day, whatever lol
posted: 06:13 pm
If Cale battles to play well in his hometown against his old mates then I`m starting to have ama doubts.

Fatty Patty has made his chances no good with that Std.2 miss, he has a lot of convincing to do.

Booth is showing signs of wear and tear, you ca'nt be having every other tackle judged against you.... You`ve got to improve ngamla!

And Mdledle is battling to get over the Pirates way of doing things, this boy`s so reckless.

Otherwise all is well eTshwane, whilst Soweto reels from babalaas. lol... Sky`s the limit!
posted: 06:30 pm
calling all organizers,we need to fill up the stadium on wednesday,its payback time,dinaledi same ajax beat us in the 1st round,good to hear from u pearl,where is thabang
Tshwane Derby
posted: 06:46 pm
@Sweyts you forgot to mention broken fan's Kachibane that it will smokin for the whole day, ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!
posted: 06:57 pm
Downs must be charged against cruelity to Chimps supporters, how can Sundowns hurt Chimps like this?
Tshwane Derby
posted: 07:07 pm
ok boys now wht's left for you is to go and clinch the Absa Tshwane Lig,Ka bo yellow all the way, 7 in the $ky!!!!
posted: 07:10 pm
@ LeSundawana lol..ya neh ,my presence clearly completes you, man i dnt knw where Thabang is, he's probably having a life n not commenting on useless teams when he can do that at work, i'll tell him u were luking 4 him tho...congrats Circus fans now leave us alone, u still wont win the league :-)
posted: 07:39 pm
lebohang mokoena, that's ayobaness mfana. menwana phezulu
posted: 08:19 pm
Everybody wants 2fly because Sky is The Limit.I just wanna fly to the sky
posted: 08:28 pm
3 points secured. good, but SSU have a great goal difference & playing against 10 men, we should have scored lots of goals. Welcome back Surprise
posted: 08:58 pm
Eishh I feel sorry 4 the sunflowers. They just don't know that the hihger u fly the harder you fall.

I'm afraid we are gonna witness a lot of heart attacks when SSP lift up the trophy.

Mybe they might as well start settling for their consolation myth (Pretoria Soccer League)...lol...hahaha

Khozi Elihle
posted: 09:05 pm
Breaking news: gilbert mushangazhike, marc batchelor, marcus mphafudi thembimkosi biyela, johannes mine steve sekano hev all signed for natulawayo for next season. According to zakumi bobby these are quality playas who'll give sundowns a run for their money plus they come cheaper. These playas will be unveiled tomorrow at a press conference in bulawayo
posted: 09:40 pm
Wow i wonder why are people like Franco still have guts to comment here.We just don't need your lousy input.Your team is crumbling why don't you just keep on commenting there nd leave us in peace.
posted: 09:51 pm
Shapa Sundowns Shapa
posted: 06:26 am
The Zim fags from Natulawayo must go for psychaitric observation, i don't think theres any sane person who can ever think that Chimps had any chance of lifting the PSL trophy.

Unless offcourse if it goes to a VOTE!

Shapa Sandawana Shapa!
posted: 08:24 am
Congrats Downs, job well done, to hell with "championship points", we collect maximums!!!

Hello losers or should I say drawers... Still collecting championship point??? Five games to go, five championship point to collect, sure will lift the championship hey??? Well, nizoyigcina e-tv or e-zoo, emnqundu wemfene, you losers.

posted: 09:12 am
Breaking News: The PSL chairman who will be accompained by Zim Cheaps chairman will announce late 2day that the league champions for 2010/11 will be decided thru a ballot box.

It is understood that the 2 chairmem are gavotal with this Tshwane soccer league which has turned SA football into a Tswane circus.

It is expected that Motsepe, Sibiya,Jomo Commitis and Wits will oppose such a move very strongly as they stand no chance of winning especially against the the might amaKhosikazi.

Sibiya and Wits have argued that such an approach would see the 2 of them relegated.

Wonder: Hehehehehehe uyangibulala Sanna! Shappa Downs shapa
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 09:31 am
leSundawana : 2010-02-07 18:30 [ Report ]

He he he leSundawana, I am here Organiser, he he he; it must be a good feeling to win in CT especially after CHIEFS dropped 2 points against "Mendiro ya bolabola", don’t worry we will give you your day as CHIEF Pearl puts it.

I wasnt watching your game, did you guys win "skoon" this time?

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