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Sundowns trounce Leopards

Posted: 19 March 2008 Time: 17:49

Mamelodi Sundowns trounced Black Leopards 3-0 in an Absa Premiership clash in Thohoyandou on Wednesday afternoon.

Fanyana Dhladhla, Lerato Chabangu and Surprise Moriri scored for the Brazilians in a very one-sided match.

The visitors made their intentions clear from the offset with midfielders Godfrey Sapula and Esrom Nyandoro going close in the fourth and fifth minutes respectively.

Lerato Chabangu should have put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute when he latched onto a good cross by Sapula, but the striker’s header flew straight at Lidoda Duvha keeper Mashudu Mamphitha.

Leopards’ Mulondo Sikhwivhilu also wasted a good chance to break the deadlock in the 29th minute when he sent his close range header over Calvin Marlin’s crossbar.

The hosts almost scored a minute later after they were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Sundowns area following Nyandoro’s foul on Robert N’gambi, but Christopher Netshidzivhe’s free-kick came back off the crossbar.

Sundowns were forced into their first substitution of the game in the 33rd minute when skipper Michael Manzini was replaced by Mbulelo Mabizela after sustaining an injury.

The match remained goalless at the break.

Sundowns continued their dominance in the second half and the introduction of Vuyo Mere and Bryan Aldave really sparked the match to life.

Dhladhla opened the scoring in the 69th minute when he headed home from a flick by Aldave following Mere’s long throw-in.

Chabangu made it 2-0 eight minutes later when he beat the offside trap to run onto a pass by Moriri before coolly slotting the ball home.

Moriri rounded off the scoring two minutes before the end when he received a pass from Nyandoro before hitting the back of the net from the edge of the area.

Sundowns deserved to win the game and if Austin Eguavoen is to save Leopards from relegation this season, he should not adopt the defensive approach he used against Sundowns.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:59 pm
hola sandawana wola,now that my team back on form we ready for amakhosi.
posted: 06:00 pm
Halala Bafana ba style!! O tla utlwa nkare!!!
Ayeye someone is peeing his pants in Naturena!!!
Well done boys, Sundawana is back tsotsi like it or not... AYEYE!!!!
posted: 06:00 pm
It is now curtains to Leorpards. They must sell some of their top players now or they will loose them for free come end of season. I think it will be good riddance if Leorpards are relegated. They are not a very professional set up.
posted: 06:07 pm
Lloyd,and your friends please don't comment about this one coz you never comment about the topic but always attack other teams, you pathetic and disgusting morons.
Congrats Masandawana!!!!
posted: 06:17 pm
It is now curtains to Leorpards. They must sell some of their top players now or they will loose them for free come end of season. I think it will be good riddance if Leorpards are relegated. They are not a very professional set up.
posted: 06:30 pm
Holer Masandawana! What a mouth shutter win, who is under us now, shem is the phefeni boys they are heading for another top 8 miss out.

Keep it guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 06:38 pm
What a start by the new coach,fire him straight away. Why does he play 5-4-1 ? With 4 creative midfielders,the one thing undoing leopards is their lack of depth. The only way to get 21 remaining points is to enlist top sport psychologist and play 2-4-4 pattern.
posted: 06:44 pm
Mr editor ,leopards are playing at thohoyandou stadium,it was horrifying when i went to watch leopards v swallows at thohoyandou only for this site to report that it was in giyani.some profesionalism will help
posted: 06:48 pm
That is wat is needed from Mtheza Jonga
posted: 06:56 pm
posted: 07:05 pm
Dnt be too much excited Downs fans. Leopard is already dead so watch out for disappointment because u might even forget that u won against Leopard after losing against Chiefs. Even my home team can beat Leopard at the moment so relax and be prepared. Advise to Leopard players: Negotiate with other teams majimbos otherwise u will be walking on the street next season without contracts
posted: 07:09 pm
Chiefs prefer to play the on form teams and rather be underdogs in order to deliver what they do best. This is cup competition we talking about so there is no mercy whent it comes to money. Congratulations though for winning the game but to me its finishing off the already dead lion. The match I'm talking about will be the test of character for the players, can't wait to see those madalas chasing their shodows cause they gonna run 90 minutes non stop even more if they decided to defend in order to catch Chiefs on counter attack!
posted: 07:24 pm
Well done Masandawana for wining this one.

We can go back and forth on who is going to win in the last 16 games on the Nedbank Cup, but the fact remains, the team that wants it the most, more organised in all departments, shows more enthusiasm, determination and more commitment will walk away victorious, and I pray that it is my team ( SUNDOWNS )
posted: 08:04 pm
Sundowns, thx for welcoming "tshisa mpama" to the PSL, lucky he signed a short term contract. Baba we told you to always carry your passport with you and hope BL gives you free airtime to call-a-cab cause your car will be given to someone who'll be doing you job while you pack bags baba, loose your next match you'll definately be HISTORY baba.
posted: 08:21 pm
Ag shame, some people are making noise after shooting at the dead animal. Beat any team on the top 8 & start making noise.So beating Leopards make Sun-flower a good team to beat Chiefs? In your dreams.
posted: 10:49 pm
Wola Masandawana wola abashe..... Let them burn.
posted: 05:12 am
Did u guys see the tshidiela's faces, aah shame their team will just loose more than R30million in value. Mr coach u said it right when u say we start playing better in 2nd half because thats afta u take g.sapula out, trot u hv substituted him in all last 5 games plz jst start with aldave and moriri in sapula's place this saturday. Talking about moriri my man keep banging them in 2 silence the chiefs palookas and l.chabangu you brilliant my man. I wish Bucs win the league. Up the sky, im happy man. Shapa downs shapa
posted: 05:23 am
R.johannes come 2010 you ll be there if u dont change ur attitude. L.chabangu you ll also be there. OJ just keep your feet in the ground this time u have potential. And lastly p.motsepe why do you always lick ur mouth, cant u afford vaseline? Ha ha ha, i like your smile though patrice but you surely are stressed as to what you ll do 2 trot if he delivers till end of season, will he go or not?
posted: 07:05 am
Down are back and kuzoshuba hope Chips are watching..........The Sky is the Limit...Even the sky might not be the limit.......Thelinduku MaBrazilians
posted: 07:13 am



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