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17
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02 Orlando Pirates
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13
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11
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Classy Downs Move Six Points Clear Of Bucs

Absa Premiership Report: Mamelodi Sundowns v Bidvest Wits 14 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 14, 2018 07:57 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Bidvest Wits 

Date: 14 April 2018

Venue: Loftus Stadium

Mamelodi Sundowns moved six points clear of Orlando Pirates after beating Bidvest Wits 2-0 at the Loftus Stadium on Saturday evening.

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The Brazilians were playing some impressive football in the opening exchanges and threatened to get on the scoresheet early on.

Themba Zwane unleashed a pile-driver for Masandawana in the 15th minute from just outside the box but The Clever Boys shot-stopper Darren Keet smothered the fierce strike.

In the 20th minute, Zwane got the opener for the hosts with a strike inside the box following a defence-splitting pass from Percy Tau, 1-0.

Gavin Hunt’s charges upped their tempo after half an hour, noticeably making strong challenges but couldn't yet establish their rhythm going forward.

Sibusiso Vilakazi doubled the lead for the Brazilians in the 35th minute with a clinical strike between the legs of Keet following another pass from Tau, 2-0.

The Tshwane giants held on in the closing minutes of the half to take the 2-0 lead into the dressing room.

Hlompho Kekana had a chance to get the third goal for the hosts 10 minutes into the second stanza with a free-kick from the edge of the box but his strike could not dip in time to find the target.

Thapelo Morena should have made it 3-0 two minutes after the hour mark for the Brazilians after he was sent through one-on-one with Keet but the Clever Boys shot-stopper kept the scoreline respectable.

Pitso Mosimane’s men were more in control of the match with 20 minutes remaining, still keeping a lion’s share of possession and denying the visitors chances.

With nine minutes left, Edwin Gyimah made a goal-saving tackle for Wits to deny a clear-on-goal Morena the chance to slot into an empty net.

The Brazilians could have added more goals in the closing minutes as Wits became vulnerable to counter-attacks, but the tie ultimately ended 2-0 to the home side.

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Here's how they lined up:

Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 20. Ngcongca, 6. Arendse, 16. Nascimento, 13. Mabunda, 11. Vilakazi, 8. Kekana, 26. Sirino, 18. Zwane, 22. Tau.

Subs: 31. Brimah, 32. Madisha, 17. Lebese, 27. Morena, 38. Zulu, 19. Brockie, 7. Manyisa.

Wits: 1. Keet, 7. Klate, 8. Monare, 11. Pelembe ,14. Claasen, 15. Mkhwanazi, 25. Gyimah, 26. Ritchie, 33. Frosler, 41. Ntshangase, 45. Majoro.

Subs: 36. Peters, 4. Khumalo, 6. Scott, 9. Rodgers 21. Myeni, 30. Motshwari, 39. Mosiatlhaga.


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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Apr 16, 2018 11:18 AM
Sundowns players showed that they want to win the league at all costs by grinding the results. That was classic performance!!
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JackKhosi Apr 16, 2018 10:43 AM
@Ltido@kby Pitso has a good mind but yall are forgeting that he was once escorted by police out of games bcos some monkeys wanted to kill him. After those times, he did something tremendous and it worked for him. He called out Manqoba Mngqithi who was in the reigns for Golden Arrows to be his assistant coach. Since then things changed in that Dunusa team, I see nobody is alluding Mngqithi. That guy does a lot in that team but he is not so talkative and bcos of that nobody sees value in him. I just wish he could be offered a job as a Head Coach elsewhere and see if Dunu will let him go.
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DopeZN Apr 16, 2018 08:33 AM
@setlaboswana it depends on how you look at it, for me not really.
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LeCowhlohlo Apr 16, 2018 03:57 AM
Useless headline by Cowditor.
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setlaboswana Apr 15, 2018 04:24 PM
@scoreman99, my friend. It is unfair to compare Suppersport Utd to Downs.
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setlaboswana Apr 15, 2018 04:21 PM
@Boris Becker, I posted a comment and offended a follow blogger, he made it clear that he doesn't take it, as a professional person, I acknowledged his concern and apologised, it was unfortunate, but I am around mate. I was in a high profile meeting.
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scoreman99 Apr 15, 2018 11:59 AM
@indidane hehe I bet he'll predict bucs vs Namazulu score
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scoreman99 Apr 15, 2018 11:57 AM
@khosiologists are mpanzee have inner peace after what happened recently at FNB?
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@azzaniawest Apr 15, 2018 11:53 AM
MAMA! DUNUS ARE A RUNAWAY TRAIN, TELL US WHAT TO DO! WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR SIGNAL!!!
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scoreman99 Apr 15, 2018 11:52 AM
was>want
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scoreman99 Apr 15, 2018 11:52 AM
@Ltido@kby those Dunu previous cowches didn't want anyone on the market just to distract other team,,,pizza was every after player pirates and mpanzee want akere
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FIFA behind chiefs Apr 15, 2018 11:24 AM
next time micho must go this song is loading ....... 73 %
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Boris Becker Apr 15, 2018 11:09 AM
@Ltido@kby no one needs your education here wena
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khosiologists Apr 15, 2018 10:43 AM
usuthu must chow rats,they must never find inner piece
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Ltido@kby Apr 15, 2018 10:43 AM
Cowish fans with no football brains will say Pitso is only successful because of quality players Downs have. Let me educate you and remind you. Sundowns had Quality players long before Pitso arrived. it had quality coaches who failed with quality players. Motsepe gives every coach of Downs the cheque book to sign whoever they want because he said he wants to "Conquer Africa" Downs was chowed left , right and center by psl teams and was in the relegation zone. then PITSO came. he took us out of relegation zone and went on to win the league and nedbank. Did he do magics? NO, he used his skills and tactics and football brains. Pitso did something those previous coaches failed, to assemble a team out of those stars at Downs. Pitso has an eye for talent and knows how to balance a team. he is good in rotating players around different positions to see their best. Pitso is tactically the best. He is better than the rest! case closed. ..
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khosiologists Apr 15, 2018 10:43 AM
usuthu must chow rats,they must never find inner piece
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indidane Apr 15, 2018 10:36 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani , kikikikiki , I'm j0king my Rattie .. But I dnt trust u waitsii..kiikikki
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indidane Apr 15, 2018 10:33 AM
Wher is Buccaner 6 lyf ?
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indidane Apr 15, 2018 10:33 AM
Wher is Wash & Wear ?
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 15, 2018 10:33 AM
@indidane kikikiki waitsi mbuzi ye ebuwa nonsonso.

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