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PSL Absa Premiership: Bloemfontein Celtic vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 14 September 2014 Time: 14:27

Elias Pelembe scored the only goal of the match as Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Free State Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic finished the match with ten men after Alfred Ndengane was given his marching orders midway through the first half and the visitors were able to capitalize a few minutes later.

Cuthbert Malajila got the first effort on target in the 15th minute when he collected a pass from Teko Modise just outside the box before firing a low shot at Patrick Tignyemb.

Musa Nyatama left the ball for Lerato Lamola at the other end three minutes, who did well to turn his marker, but his weak shot was saved comfortably by Kennedy Mweene.

Tignyemb was the busier of the two goalkeepers and in the 24th minute he did well to stop an effort from Malajila from sneaking into the roof of the net.

Four minutes later, good interplay from Modise and Elias Pelembe set Malajila free on the left side off the box but this time his shot was pushed wide of goal by Tignyemb.

The visitors thought they deserved a penalty in the 43rd minute when Ramahlwe Mphahlele went to ground on the left side of the box under a challenge from Keegan Ritchie but the referee waved play on.

Sundowns had an early chance in the 55th minute when Celtic failed to clear their lines from a throw-in, but Modise drilled his shot wide after he had been set up by Malajila.

Celtic had to play with a man less from the 66th minute as Ndengane was sent off after receiving a second booking.

A minute later Mario Booysen made a good run to meet a cross from Modise at the near post, only to nudge the ball over the crossbar.

However, the opening goal did arrive in the 73rd minute when Malajila took advantage of a defensive error to set the ball up for Pelembe to fire home from close range.

The game opened up from then but it was Tignyemb who had to make key saves to keep his side in the running, diving low to his right to keep out a deflected strike from Modise in the 78th minute.

The Celtic goalkeeper continued to stand his ground between the post, parrying a long range effort from Ejike Uzoenyi in the 88th minute, before denying the same player at the near post in added time.

HOME: Bloemfontein Celtic

Coach: Ernst Middendorp
Formation: four three one two

AWAY: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-09-14 14:54:49

Sundowns needed a free gift from letlabika against 10 men to win. Tinyemb was right letlabika needed a serious wake up call. He should have punched him.

Okada man
posted: 2014-09-14 14:55:58

Dis celtic only plays better whn playing against rats. Ws letlabika paying back for de money sundowns invested in developing him.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-09-14 14:56:19

Thanks boys, job well done. Slowly and surely we're getting there. Thanks Celtic for continuing donating points to us.

young s (blame Willie Lynch)
posted: 2014-09-14 14:56:31

Benoit assou-ekoto in the world cup manhandling his own teammate? Another Cameroonian doing that to his teammate?

Okada man
posted: 2014-09-14 14:56:40

Is Pizza banned frm talking to media?

posted: 2014-09-14 14:57:24

my assistance is the one who tork nice kikikiki

posted: 2014-09-14 14:57:45

young s He was making him smell his new shampoo

Okada man
posted: 2014-09-14 14:58:40

So pizza dont knw how to talk nicely?

Okada man
posted: 2014-09-14 15:01:40

Some teams get free gifts while amakhosi must work hard for their wins...mxm life is unfair sometimes.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-09-14 15:02:08

Good gesture of gingles allowing mngithi to share the post match interview with him. But now I don't get to hear the gingles flair for the analysis of the game but it's ok. Once and always bucs.

posted: 2014-09-14 15:03:19

Teko and Yeye and Shabba...

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-09-14 15:05:33

So swallows are on their way down as was predicted? From what I saw of them in their last 2 games, they are definitely going down. If Leon prins have any hope to stay up he need to act now cause zecca is clueless and seems resigned to going down.  Once and always bucs.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-09-14 15:08:31

Okada man you can say that again zebrish, they only up their game against the mighty Orlando pirates. Thanks for realising that zebrish, finally a zebbie with some sense. Once and always bucs.

posted: 2014-09-14 15:10:28

Kabo yellow kabo yelow sky is the limit keep it up boys we r still in a ryt trap mission is still posible for us

khosi lami
posted: 2014-09-14 15:11:52

Still not convinced but the millionaires they far behind rats not to mention chiefs and swallows must hire or chippa must hire mgqithi cause his clearly the one that is doing the coaching or fire Pitso and let him take Over permanently

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-09-14 15:13:09

Nice one chippa, sikhakhane mustn't think this is it cause after we whip them next up he'll get fired for embarrassing mpengesi. We will kill this chippa united team, I can't wait to collect the 3 points. Once and always bucs.

posted: 2014-09-14 15:14:49

Well play by downs, teko getting better n better, Rama is a hard worker n wow Ejike n Mahachi are very interesting to watch. KC4L

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-09-14 15:15:42

But we will still get 5 to 6 articles from kickoff about what Pitso said, even for him allowing Manqoba to speak will be analysed in to two articles.

Even the fans from the team I cannot mention will have a go at Pitso for bringing Manqoba, they will analyse it in different ways also throwing insults in way.

NYATAMA played in this match and Sundowns won I am waiting what the doomsayers have instore for our team.

posted: 2014-09-14 15:16:02

Id prefer Mnqithi doing interviews. He is knowledgeable, tactical and wise. Doesn't hide behind incidents like his father Pitso. By the way Pitso, can u pls leave this man do the talking. I enjoy him talking.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-09-14 15:19:33

Ngqondo and they have already done so. Don't let them bother you with that poi, what do they know anyway, besides overrating their cows? Pitso is doing a good thing that is all, no ulterior motives in being a good friend to his assistant. Once and always bucs.

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