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# Group P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Mamelodi Sundowns
30
18
6
6
25
60
02 Orlando Pirates
30
15
10
5
15
55
03 Kaizer Chiefs
30
12
12
6
5
48
04 Maritzburg United
30
11
11
8
13
44
05 Cape Town City
30
11
7
12
-1
40
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Downs Crowned Absa Prem Champs For Eighth Time

Absa Premiership Report: Mamelodi Sundowns v Ajax Cape Town 28 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 28, 2018 05:02 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Ajax Cape Town
 
Date: 26 April 2018
 
Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium
 
Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned Absa Premiership champions for the eighth time after defeating Ajax Cape Town 3-1 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
 
 
The Brazilians headed into the encounter knowing that three points will secure the league title, regardless of Orlando Pirates' result against Cape Town City, where the Buccaneers ended up losing anyway, going down 1-0 at the Cape Town Stadium.
 
The Urban Warriors, meanwhile, were looking to get maximum points as they hope to move away from the relegation playoff spot.
 
It was the visitors who got off the perfect start as an unmarked Mosa Lebusa slotted home from close range after Sundowns failed to deal with a corner after just two minutes of play.
 
Downs were level in the 12th minute, though, as Percy Tau raced to the byline before sending a cross to the far post, where Khama Billiat was on hand to turn home.
 
In the 22nd minute, Ajax nearly restored their lead through Yannick Zakri, who rattled the woodwork with a scorching effort from distance.
 
Sundowns were then awarded a penalty after 26 minutes when Billiat was brought down by Jody February. Ricardo Nascimento stepped up and converted the spot-kick to put his side in the lead, despite the keeper getting a glove to it.
 
The Urban Warriors showed the desire to get back into the game, but they were let down by their decision-making, and Sundowns again pounced as Sibusiso Vilakazi was played through before rounding his man and slotting into the back of the net.
 
Ajax came out firing the in the second half and looked to reduce the deficit, but Sundowns remained solid at the back.
 
Pitso Mosimane's men nearly bagged a fourth goal on 59 minutes but goalkeeper Jody February produced a fine save to deny Billiat from point-blank range.
 
With 15 minutes remaining in the half, Pitso Mosimane withdrew Vilakazi for Oupa Manyisa as they looked to see out the rest of the game.
 
Downs continued to push for more goal as the half went but they were let down by some sloppy passes in the final third.
 
In the end, Sundowns managed to see out the closing stages with relative ease to claim the win that crowns them league winners for the eighth time.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4 Langerman, 27. Morena, 32. Madisha, 16. Nascimento, 13. Mabunda, 33. Billiat, 11. Vilakazi, 8. Kekana, 18. Zwane, 22. Tau. 
 
Subs: 1. Mweene, 5. Mbekile, 7. Manyisa, 29. Soumahoro, 28. Zulu, 19. Brockie, 28. Laffor.
 
Ajax: 22. February, 25. Kammies, 30. Booysen, 5. Lebusa, 13. Nhlapo, 16. Kabwe, 6. Nel, 8. Margeman, 44. Zakri, 10. Losper, 41. Lakay.
 
Subs: 1. Petersen, 3. Pietersen, 29. Malepe, 22. Sasman, Takwara, 11. Morris, 42. Julies.
 


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leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Apr 30, 2018 12:35 PM
Coach Pitso Mosimane Confirms the departure of Khama Billiat!!
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Line's Man... Apr 30, 2018 09:31 AM
The Sky Is The Limit...
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Ngwende Apr 29, 2018 09:55 PM
@murendeni joe: I am referring the PSL not the titles of Bamjee era of KC robberies.
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Michaeltshigama Apr 29, 2018 09:33 PM
Money may be the root of all evil but it brought joy to Masandawana family
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Michaeltshigama Apr 29, 2018 09:28 PM
Halala Downs halala
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georgechauke Apr 29, 2018 08:44 AM
well played masandawana
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mondentete Apr 29, 2018 08:00 AM
Yellow Machine, the league belongs to Chloorkop as always, haters are crying
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Qhaf-Qhaf Apr 29, 2018 07:39 AM
@PHATHISWA AKA GO AND RETURN even my three years old kid is brighter than you son , you are so dumb . How can 107 Sundowns fans fill thousands of seater stadium
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setlaboswana Apr 29, 2018 06:31 AM
This league consist of Mighty Downs and other teams, it is breath taking to see Builders and fau beneath Downs' feet.
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setlaboswana Apr 29, 2018 06:29 AM
It is strange that Khoza and Kaizer are yet to congratulate Mighty Downs.
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setlaboswana Apr 29, 2018 06:21 AM
It is strange that Khoza and Kaizer are yet to congratulate Mighty Downs.
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setlaboswana Apr 29, 2018 06:17 AM
I applaud builders for trying, hope their building project continue to show progress.
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setlaboswana Apr 29, 2018 06:09 AM
Is Manyisa an ABSA Premiership Champ?
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setlaboswana Apr 29, 2018 05:59 AM
Downs will continue to dominate the league till Khoza and Kaizer retire.
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 29, 2018 02:10 AM
Rama and Castro plus Rhulani are bleeding lool since Rama left Sundowns he never achieve anything
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 29, 2018 02:00 AM
Now we must win this league 3 times in a row like we did before and with Pitso everything is possible
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 29, 2018 01:56 AM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN keep on counting fans to console yourself Sundowns will continue counting trophies#kabo yellow 8 times PSL champions
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scoreman99 Apr 28, 2018 11:34 PM
@kzorog I wonder how do u pronounce ur username? even Swedish ppl can bite their tongue trying to pronounce ur senseless name tjo
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 28, 2018 11:04 PM
Sunflops fans are useless even when the entrance is for free they still fail to fill up that small Lucas Moripe stadium........Mxm 29.000 capacity still they failed
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RockyM Apr 28, 2018 10:49 PM
Job well done to the boys & congratulations to entire team, the fans & everyone who’s associated to the Yellow Family#kbyisthecode. I can, I will, I must*Mtswala*

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