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Mamelodi Sundowns Bidvest Wits PSL

Posted: 21 September 2013 Time: 17:17

A goal and assist by Khama Billiat inspired Mamelodi Sundowns to a 2-1 victory over Bidvest Wits at Loftus Stadium on Saturday evening.

Brazilians skipper Alje Schut opened the scoring before Getaneh Kebede levelled matters for the hosts. However, Billiat scored in the 58th minute to make sure Downs remain unbeaten in the League.

Pitso Mosimane made three changes to the side that were held to a 2-2 draw by Ajax Cape Town in midweek. Tebogo Langerman, Katlego Mashego and Wayne Arendse were included in the starting 11 for the Brazilians, while Teko Modise had to make do with a place on the bench.

Gavin Hunt made wholesale changes to the side that were gifted a point against AmaZulu in midweek. Getaneh Kebede, Ryan Chapman and Matthew Booth were amongst seven changes to the starting 11.

As expected, the home side came out the stronger of the two sides with Zimbabwean duo Billiat and Cuthbert Malajila making the Wits back-four sweat.

Downs deservedly took the lead in the 14th minute through Schut – the Dutchman lost his marker to head home Billiat’s corner.

The goal seemed to spark the Clever Boys into action, and they equalised just seven minutes later. Papy Faty’s shot was spilled by Kennedy Mweene, and Gataneh Kebede made no mistake from close range.

Billiat and Malajila were causing the Wits defence all sorts of problems on the counter, but poor decision-making and some superb goalkeeping kept the score line unchanged.

Wits came out strong after the break, but it was the home side who squandered a great opportunity to regain the lead before finally doing so in the 58th minute.

Bryce Moon’s cross into the area somehow didn’t end up in the back of the net with a number of Downs players seemingly running past the ball.

Billiat though, didn’t make a mistake to net his first goal in the yellow of Sundowns. Bongani Zungu set up the Zimbabwean who at his second bite at the cherry found the back of the net.

Downs opted to sit back and weather the storm for the final 10 minutes of the game, opting to hit Wits on the counter.

Both sides had opportunities to add to their tally, with Wits skipper Sibusiso Vilakazi notably missing a sitter in the final minutes.

The win moves Downs to the summit of the table while the loss, which was the Clever Boys’ first of the season, moves them down into seventh spot.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2013-09-21 15:26:29

It is gona be an exciting game but I'm expecting a draw since Hunt is at wits now.

posted: 2013-09-21 15:30:58

Small team news again,no news here edioter!!!!!!!!!!

posted: 2013-09-21 15:32:09

thank you m.r Petso,lets gve othrz a chance too in these early stages.

#via muhle via mamelodi

posted: 2013-09-21 15:50:39

Good luck boyz KBY.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-09-21 15:58:03

langerman again,eeish! but I'm expecting three points although we hardly win on our home yard.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-09-21 16:16:34

ka bo yellow matching forward

Back Page
posted: 2013-09-21 16:28:05

Like I said before Sundowns is like a ferrari driven by a driver who has a licence of a Tractor

posted: 2013-09-21 16:40:07

Game on so far so bad. We don't have a coach. We can't struggling with this kind of a team

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-09-21 16:51:15

Haai! I'm waiting for our coach excuses after the match. I don't see us winning this one unless a miracle could happen. like I said, lack of concentrations and consistence is going to kill us very badly.

posted: 2013-09-21 16:51:25

What we want Sundowns its a win and nothing else!!!!!!!!!!

posted: 2013-09-21 17:05:09

I don't see much creativity. Ordinary game like those Sunday games coached by a school captain. It pains me the way my team plays. Amazulu shows some intent vigour and purpuse.

posted: 2013-09-21 17:15:57

 600 tickets sold at zebras. It shows how zebra r angry bout Javelin tactics

posted: 2013-09-21 17:20:31

Really I don't see sundowns winning 2dy

EL Kampion_Manyisa deserves jersey no 10
posted: 2013-09-21 17:33:59

600 tickets sold for Chiefs game and complementary tickets were given to street kids around Nasrec...and this idiots claims they are the most supported team in the land

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-09-21 18:00:54

"Prediction: Mamelodi Sundowns 2 Bidvest Wits 1". Zola Doda predicted. Nice predictions. Although it wasn't easy, we finally grabbed a valuable three points. Thanks Ka bo yellow team.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-09-21 18:02:39

zebra supporters are on hunger strike! another empty seats.

posted: 2013-09-21 18:06:40

Silver Line KBY That what makes chiefs a bigger team because you always have to compare yourselves with. A dog doesn't buck in to a static vehicle. Thank you very much for letting us know that you watching our team>>>

posted: 2013-09-21 18:09:01

Silver Line KBY Thank you very much to Mamelodi sundowns. I have always believed that you have a stronger team. I think this league will be an intresting one. A competitive one. We know as Khosi it not gonna be easy. But we welcome a fight...

posted: 2013-09-21 18:11:00

Congratulations Sadawana!!! Even though I didn't see this win coming

posted: 2013-09-21 18:11:02

EL Kampion Thanks for letting us know that you are searching on Chiefs...what does it tell you. We not worried about you but you so worried about us. Get a chill pill and relax, uzozaca umona baba.

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