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The League Title – Where It All Went Wrong For Sundowns

The League Title – Where It All Went Wrong For Mamelodi Sundowns

By Soccer Laduma - May 19, 2017 03:15 PM

Bidvest Wits dethroned Mamelodi Sundowns of their Absa Premiership title this week and Soccer Laduma takes a look at the four key moments where the Masandawana's title hopes were dented.

Here are four encounters where Sundowns lost out on crucial points:

14/02/2017: Chippa United 1-1 Sundowns

Sundowns were leading 1-0 in this encounter after Wayne Arendse fired his shot into the back of the Chilli Boys’ net in the 19th minute.

However, Chippa came back to level the score before the half-time whistle after conceding a penalty to the Chilli boys which saw Rhulani Manzini firing home in the 37th minute.

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01/04/2017: Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Sundowns

The Brazilians took the lead in the 26th minute with a goal from Khama Billiat, however, this was quickly followed up by Bernard Parker’s equaliser in the 34th minute.

The two sides were locked at 1-1 right until the final fifteen minutes of the encounter until Bangaly Soumahoro handed Chiefs the winner by playing the ball into his own net.

10/05/2017: Sundowns 2-2 Baroka FC

Masandawana let their 2-0 lead slip after Baroka were able to come from behind to make it 2-1 and paid dearly in added-time after Thapelo Morena was cautioned for a handball in the box with Richard Matloga subsequently converting the penalty to make the score 2-2 at full-time.

Head Coach Pitso Mosimane’s side was denied the top spot on the Absa Premiership league standings, as Bidvest Wits suffered a 3-1 loss to Free State Stars on the same day.

17/05/2017: Sundowns 2-2 Maritzburg United

The Chloorkop-based club could have taken the title race right down to the wire if they were able to collect all three points in this encounter, however, this result on the night, saw Bidvest Wits being crowned Absa Premiership champions in their penultimate fixture. 

Where else do you think Sundowns dropped crucial points? Let us know in the comments section below.  


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Terah Maqepula May 19, 2017 08:35 PM
Great
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi May 19, 2017 07:09 PM
It has to be!
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setlaboswana May 19, 2017 06:43 PM
Yeah, it is heart breaking.
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Nhlpato May 19, 2017 06:23 PM
Cowditor tel us y sundowns in its 47yrs existence n playing professional FUTBOL from 1985 hav champs lig n SUPERCUP but kaizer chimpanzees in its 47 yr existence n playing professional FUTBOL from 1970 dont hav champs lig n SUPERCUP tel us cowditor y #kaizer chimpanzees a starless team r OFFICIALLY trophyless
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 19, 2017 06:23 PM
Gavin Hunt silenced all these talkative donkeys Pitso and Kgoloko Thobejane who made noise about PSL trophies.
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 19, 2017 06:21 PM
Thobejane and Pitso said they will take all the cups and PSL tittle fooling their faithfools from Marabastaard and GaMphahlele.
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Nhlpato May 19, 2017 06:19 PM
Cowditor tel us y kaizer chimpanzees cant reach champs lig GRUP stages tel us cowditor #kaizer chimpanzees a starless team r OFFICIALLY trophyless
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Nhlpato May 19, 2017 06:18 PM
Cowditor tel us wat is it tht is going wrong for kaizer chimpanzees not to win champs lig n SUPERCUP tel us y do thy kipon being donorod in Africa tel us cowditor #kaizer chimpanzees a starless team r OFFICIALLY trophyless
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 19, 2017 06:18 PM
Dethroned flops have games in hand they will catch up and win the league tittle. Remember Pizza said it's early days we have many games than them we will catch up.
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 19, 2017 06:16 PM
Dethroned fc bribed the referee to give then 9 additional minutes but it didn't work and they ended the season trophyless like Chiefs.
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Nhlpato May 19, 2017 06:15 PM
No news la cowditor #kaizer chimpanzees a starless team r OFFICIALLY trophyless
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 19, 2017 06:14 PM
Dethroned fc.
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indidane May 19, 2017 06:01 PM
What went wrong for Zebras ??
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Sir Zet May 19, 2017 05:53 PM
I agree with u. U also forgot to mention that the back to back catch up games Downs had to play. The bad referees decisions as well. The donation we gave Kaizer Chiefs.
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magents02 May 19, 2017 05:45 PM
Baroka and Platinum. What your favourite teams Kaiser Chiefs becaus they were on the race also.Tell us more about their swason
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thember tp May 19, 2017 05:44 PM
The game agaist Platnauim Stars
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Mr_Down May 19, 2017 05:43 PM
By the way good evening Top 11, Top 5 and African Champs
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Mr_Down May 19, 2017 05:43 PM
Dont get too smart with us, we played more games than anyone in PSL in process winning CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup on top of that we finish 2nd and now we still contesting in CAF , so please we cant win everything , dont get too clever theres no reason to analyze Sundowns
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CHUBABA,COWMAM May 19, 2017 05:33 PM
THAT 5 GAME WINLESS RUN REALLY COST US OUR TITLE,PLUS PITSO'S ARROGANSE
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Zax5-Bucs May 19, 2017 05:28 PM
@indidane ei wena dont remind us about all our fallen stars you bring more badluck and end up missing top8 finish and Nedbank cup, yerrrr this hooligan ivusamanxeba.

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