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Mamelodi Sundowns did not have it all their way against Premiership new boys Chippa United

Posted: 11 August 2012 Time: 22:27

Mamelodi Sundowns did not have it all their way against Premiership new boys Chippa United but did win 1-0 thanks to a free-kick by Thamsanqa Sangweni.

Sangweni, on his League debut for Sundowns, broke the deadlock in the 71st minute with an excellent set piece.

When Chippa’s Gift Sithole conceded a free-kick on the edge of the danger area, Sangweni stepped up to drive home an important winning goal.

Sundowns started the match with former captain Esrom Nyandoro playing in defence, a position he has played in for Zimbabwe’s national team recently.

With Clayton Daniels out for tonight’s match and Siyanda Xulu on trial in Russia, Nyandoro stepped in to add experience to the backline while new signing Thami Sangweni did duty in midfield.

Man of the match was Chippa goalkeeper Abduraghmaan White who did very well to keep out Hlompho Kekana’s deflected shot with his foot early on.

Then in the 26th minute he made another good save. This time, Teko Modise slipped a pass through to Edward Manqele and White blocked the attempt.

It took until the 54th minute for Chippa to get a genuine opportunity on goal. Star forward Andile Mbenyane, who was in the Ajax Cape Town youth system a few years back, got some real power behind a shot, but his attempt was saved well by Wayne Sandilands.

White then made another very good save in the 60th minute when he parried the ball out for a corner after Tebogo Langerman fired in a powerful, low drive.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:34 pm
No cooments hehehe
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 10:40 pm
Chippa Cosmos
posted: 10:50 pm
Yello machine is moving, dankie FOUR 3 points. KBY.
posted: 10:50 pm
Aphi amaSandawana when they are mostly needed..?
Sweayts, Brazilito & Co. aykhona madoda...u can even try nalezi zamaIndia iim-fone they can help u to register la kuKickoff phela....
el fenomeno
posted: 10:53 pm
this means Chippa is better than Zebras.... bucs FOURever
posted: 10:59 pm
Shapa sandawana shapa, our boys were really under a lot of pressure 2 win against this boys and they did well by winning this game for us.
posted: 11:22 pm
all out defence from chippa. That sangweni boy is a gem
posted: 11:31 pm
What r u saying now Tinyiko Mashaba? I am waiting 4 u 2 write an article bloody agent & get ur fact rite. Actually all Kickoff editor hate football bcs sundows play with a football.

Chippa make Sundown sweat for win
Mamelodi Sundowns did not have it all their way against Premiership new boys Chippa United

Posted: 11 August 2012 Time: 10:27 pm

The fact remain that the important thing is 3 points. shapa.
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 11:45 pm
Eish i felt 6leepy while watching this game...
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 06:21 am
Sometimes I tend to believe our coach drinks too much! How can he not start with Mampuru, silly coach. Our style of building from the back patiently is getting tired now, teams stiffle us by playing 8 -1-1 formation like Chippa, maaritzburg. Against chiefs I swear nyandoro will be exposed badly, those guys can be dangerous! I think rodgers played very well, our left wing is very strong. Can someone please teach kekana how to pass the ball?
posted: 07:24 am
Thank God my team Kaizer Chiefs did not sign Manqele. This boy is indeed a cow in the making, even 1500 SIGNDOWNS fans can attest to this. 1 season wonder.
posted: 07:25 am
U win 4-1 against Chief6 with fluke goals(thanx to the new found muti) and struggled against the minnows. It confirms my suspicions
Black and Gold
posted: 07:53 am
these makhoti's can really gives problems.they have got a point to prove.
Bt sundowns displayed character.22nd is looming and i hope nyandoro will still be there.
Motsepe stop trying to steal our legacy.
Khosi for life.
posted: 08:33 am
Maropola & Black and Gold:
Guys you are the only two who are really commenting about the game which is what we need in this blog, can you please teach the likes of KING?, Anonymous, el fenomeno and most of Pirates supporters.
My Khosi nationals please don't be pulled away by the insults from mentally challenged people like champ-marapo. Lets talk soccer in this blog please guys.
Swona Champ!
posted: 08:34 am
wonder where are those who said Sundowns will win the league, their diplay last night? tells me its going to be a tough ride ahead of them, bt a win is a win!
posted: 08:49 am
Our coach likes taking risk,why playing Nyandoro in defence whn Arendse z on bench.F we wer playng against matured teams we shld hv bn hamared.Our defenc z weak wt spec our Rb(wtout Mampuru) central d(witout) Xulu.We hv 2 gt 1matured centre bk & sel dyc Mwanjale guy.Our coach wl cost us big time,why nt playing Pelembe ahead of Lafour?We gt 3points bt we r so weak.
posted: 09:28 am
Not the kind of performance I expected from my beloved Brazillians, but a win is a win. Just a word of advice to the coach, the team wasnt in crisis when we bought the new players. Those players were bought to strengthen the team not to replace the players we have. So for me fielding the majority of them in our first game of the season is a bit unwise. I thought the process would be gradual, n they will be given the opportunity to fight for their place in team. Not the other way around, that will destroy the team. Pelembe and Lafour are still very good players, whether you like them or not.
posted: 11:11 am
I agree wt u anonymous,our coach hv 2 introduce new players gradual 2 maintain momentum.Hopful our nxt game wl b more beta dn wht we saw yestdae.We need 2 wake up & fight in evry game strongly.We r happy we colected 3points instead of luzing or a draw.
posted: 01:20 pm
AsTekoloshi was ready to take the free kick, Thamy stepped up and kicked it b4 tekoloshi. He was so surprised that he didn't know what to do after Thamy scored. For couple of seconds, tekoloshi stood there mesmerized...lol...

I tell you, this team will not win anything as long Tekoloshi is there. Speed Sa paraffin is already reaching its climax
posted: 07:39 am
I agree, Chippa is better than chiefs.
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