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20
12
2
6
15
38
02 Kaizer Chiefs
21
8
10
3
7
34
03 Orlando Pirates
21
8
9
4
4
33
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9
5
6
1
32
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8
7
6
12
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Chiefs And Sundowns Share The Spoils

Absa Premiership Report: Kaizer Chiefs v Mamelodi Sundowns 27 January 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 27, 2018 10:23 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns
 
Date: 27 January 2018
 
Venue: FNB Stadium
 
Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a 0-0 stalemate, at FNB Stadium in Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated Absa Premiership clash.
 
 
The start of the game was delayed by 15 minutes, as supporters struggled to make their way into the stadium on time. The headline news was that former Sundowns man Leonardo Castro had been benched by Komphela.
 
Masandawana came close to scoring with their first attack, as Khama Billiat’s ball in from the left just evaded Sibusiso Vilakazi on the stretch and trickled into the grasp of a grateful Itumeleng Khune.
 
There were signs of nerves from both sides early on, with both making uncharacteristic unforced errors. Perhaps the most calamitous was a miskick from Denis Onyango, but no harm came of it.
 
Dumisani Zuma looked to catch Onyango napping with a long-range strike in the 21st minute, but the Ugandan keeper was alert to the danger and parried it away.
 
Bangaly Soumahoro went close to deflecting the ball into his own net shortly afterwards with Onyango beaten, but Sundowns survived the scare as it somehow stayed out.
 
Chiefs were well in control of the general play, but Percy Tau could so easily have broken the deadlock against the run of play 37 minutes in. Fortunately for Amakhosi, he failed to steer his close-range header past Khune, who kept it out comfortably.
 
Teenage Hadebe surely had his heart in his mouth in the 50th minute, when his poorly-timed challenge tripped Percy Tau. Already on a yellow card, that could have been the end of his night, but referee Daniel Bennett gave him the benefit of the doubt.
 
The first substitution of the game came in the 57th minute, as Jeremy Brockie replaced Vilakazi. Six minutes later, Castro drew a huge cheer as he finally came on for Ryan Moon.
 
Komphela made another attacking change in the 68th minute, bringing Gustavo Páez on for Siphiwe Tshabalala.
 
Brockie proved a persistent thorn in the side of the Chiefs defence, as Sundowns began to target him from crosses.
 
Perhaps sensing that his side was losing control, Komphela brought Siphelele Ntshangase on for Zuma with just under 15 minutes plus stoppage time left. Meanwhile, Sundowns brought Gaston Sirino on for Billiat.
 
Khune was twice saved by the woodwork in the 78th minute, as Tau fired against the post on the turn before Brockie rattled the crossbar on the follow-up.
 
Chiefs were presented with a golden opportunity at the other end eight minutes later, but Willard Katsande headed over the crossbar from close range.
 
In the end, nothing could separate the two sides. The draw suits Sundowns better than Chiefs, however, as the Brazilians now sit five points clear at the top of the log having emerged unscathed from a tough away game.
 
 
Here's how they line up:
 
Chiefs: 16. Khune, 4. Cardoso, 20. Hadebe, 30. Ngezana, 21. Zulu, 18. Moleko, 13. Katsande, 12. Maluleka, 14. Tshabalala (Páez, 68’), 29. Moon (Castro, 63’), 28. Zuma (Ntshangase, 76’).
 
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 27. Madisha, 16. Nascimento, 29. Soumahoro, 7. Manyisa, 33. Billiat (Sirino, 77’), 13. Mabunda, 11. Vilakazi (Brockie, 57’), 8. Kekana, 22. Tau.
 


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KMac Joined: 26 Mar 2015
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KMac Jan 30, 2018 01:43 PM
@Pirates_999 Heban...but we beat them this current season...wat u on about?
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setlaboswana Jan 29, 2018 07:23 PM
@blackmeteor, hey, you killed me mate.....
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blackmeteor Jan 29, 2018 07:07 PM
@setlaboswana My personal disappointment was that my team could not build on the promise shown in the first halve......in general we are moving forward (literally and figuratively), but slowly and cautiously..........Slow, calculated and cautious..........I think I just described Steven Komphela!(a Chess-player of the highest order!)
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setlaboswana Jan 29, 2018 06:51 PM
@blackmeteor, but, I also feel the rivalry between Downs and fau has reached another level judging by the build-up to the game, mind games and the numbers at the stadium.
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setlaboswana Jan 29, 2018 06:34 PM
@blackmeteor, yes mate, the game was well marketed, a lot of hype was created around the encounter, some even going as far as saying the fixture is a league decider. We were promised a lot of goals, only to witness a dull draw.
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blackmeteor Jan 29, 2018 05:30 PM
@setlaboswana Sorry, I misread! That was my sentiments as well.
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setlaboswana Jan 29, 2018 05:13 PM
@blackmeteor, no mate, I placed it on record that fau vs Downs encounter was disappointing, disappointed me. I don't think supporters got value for their hard earned cash. I fee like they were scammed.
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blackmeteor Jan 29, 2018 04:48 PM
@setlaboswana So you reckon........."both teams gave supporters value for their hard earned cash." What's this?......... Do I have you on record actually paying us a compliment?
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Gqoks000 Jan 29, 2018 01:14 PM
This Match was fixed. Khompela leaving Ntshangase&Castro till late while Pitso decided to leave Zwane out Completely, a guy who make Tau,Billiat&Villa Shine. It was fixed Guys trust me.
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llumadi Jan 29, 2018 12:38 PM
good results
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Matwalicosi Jan 29, 2018 10:18 AM
No comment for the boring game, shame to both teams for the display it was very poor.
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TANkwali Jan 29, 2018 09:12 AM
@DJ Nax i don't agree with you, Pitso style of play was very good and organised. Take a look of the games we lost, poor defense nothing else, we were just unlucky not to score on this game.
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EagleEye Jan 29, 2018 08:42 AM
It was a tactical game where both sets of players were very cautious. Onyango nearly caused Sundowns the game because of that.
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Pirates_999 Jan 29, 2018 07:37 AM
I said it, history is nothing in football Chiefs will never beat current Sundowns
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DJ Nax Jan 29, 2018 07:37 AM
Pitso played the style of chiefs and he came back with nothing, chiefs is playing like this and they are 5 points behind, the tactical type of play is destroying our football, please Pitso never do it on other teams, as for Chiefs it is fine they deserved their own medicine. After Sundowns and CTC game, a message to all other teams, if Sundowns wins, kiss the league goodbye.
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MALOSE Jan 29, 2018 06:54 AM
@Olerilwe yah I get what ur saying but problem with our lineup is our 7 defenders are unlikely to score while sundowns defenders are always a always a threat to us.
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kadish Jan 28, 2018 10:32 PM
@Matome_Kay _ Cardoso,Zulu,Hadebe,Ngezana,Mo leko 5 defenders at the same time plus a bus driver Komphela only you cant accept that Chimpanzees were good on parking a bus in the field of play
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queenlathifa Jan 28, 2018 09:44 PM
Eish lama draw
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Indoda Emnyama Jan 28, 2018 09:04 PM
What a Boring Game lastnite Chiefs & Sundwons. Boring wasted my time for nothing just to watch defenders for 90minutes Nxxx
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Matome_Kay Jan 28, 2018 07:55 PM
During the build-up to the game, everyone was talking about how Steve Komphela is going to park the bus. And then come game-time Pitso Mosimane pulled Metrorail Train off of Pretoria Train Station and parked it in FNB Stadium, now everyone is acting like they didn't see a thing...

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