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01 Mamelodi Sundowns
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11
1
6
14
34
02 Cape Town City
18
9
3
6
3
30
03 Kaizer Chiefs
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7
8
3
6
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6
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CT City End Sundowns’ Unbeaten Run

Absa Premiership Report: Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, 19 December 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Dec 19, 2017 09:21 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 0-1 Cape Town City

Date: 19 December 2017

Venue: Loftus Stadium

Cape Town City ended Mamelodi Sundowns’ seven-game unbeaten run after beating the Brazilians 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday night.

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It was a slow start to the game from both sides who spent the first 15 minutes of the match feeling each other out.

The first shot on goal only came in the 19th minute when Thokozani Sekotlong fired a 30-yard shot inches wide of the Cape Town City post.

City’s first real scoring opportunity resulted in a goal in the 27th minute when a quick counter-attack saw Aubrey Ngoma break down the right and square for Nana Akosah-Bempah, who tucked home from 14-yards out, 1-0.

The Brazilians took control of the game after that and Percy Tau came close to equalising in the 35th minute when he created some space for himself inside the box, but his 14-yard shot was well-saved by City keeper Sage Stephens.

Stephens was at his best again two minutes later when an acrobatic save from the keeper saw him turn a powerfully struck 24-yard free-kick from Hlompho Kekana over the crossbar.

City nearly doubled their lead in the 42nd minute when a ball over the top of the Sundowns defence found Roland Putsche, but he was denied from close range by Denis Onyango.

The half ended 1-0 in favour of the Cape side.

Sundowns controlled the possession stakes at the start of the second half, but the first decent scoring chance fell to City in the 62nd minute when Craig Martins set-up Thamsanqa Mkhize who fired over from ten-yards out with an open goal at his mercy.

Five minutes later, Sundowns were on the attack when Tau played Thapelo Morena into space inside the box, but his shot from 16-yards out was brilliantly saved by Sage.

The Brazilians continued to press forward after that and threw numbers forward, but their decision making in the final third was poor.

Consequently, the Cape Town City defence were able to hold firm and picked up the win on the night.

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Here is how they lined up

Sundowns:14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 6. Arendse (3 Hachi 93’), 27. Morena, 21. S. Zwane, 7. Manyisa, 8. Kekana (23 Ngele 90’), 13. Mabunda, 37. Sekotlong (24. Zakri 74’), 18. T. Zwane, 22. Tau.

City: 32. Stephens, 2. Mkhize, 12. Fielies, 16. Johannes, 5. Edmilson, 26. Nodada, 19. Putsche, 11. Ngoma (13. Modise 46’), 30. Martin (4 Kobola 87’), 7. Lakay, 14. Nana (17. Nsofor 74’).


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#downs must fall...hahaha
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Bora Wedawana kby Dec 21, 2017 06:17 PM
Hayi Kodwa siyabuya basazova ngathi laba watch that space.
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Nkuli Ngema Dec 20, 2017 11:02 PM
My Team!!! :) but we should be leadin' by 9pts. All those last minute draws weren't necessary n even da losses. Cumon Benni!!! #Sundowns must fall
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Zondi -Buccaner Dec 20, 2017 07:14 PM
I came to vuka to hel me get my bofriend back I caught him cheating on me and he left me,I naturally was angry but forgave him we worked it out but he vuka put him and I didn’t believe it but it took 7 days I counted and showed up at my job on a Friday as I was leaving work he was very apologetic and told me how much he loved me and begged me to take him back.I called Jay to tell him but it was late and Jay called me back the next day to hear the story he told me that this was natural and expected.It felt weird but I went with it and so far we have been doing great.I want to make things clear and that’s it felt weird cause my bofriend never acted like this before and I know it was because of the spl that’s why am here to thank vuka ”Contact vuka the Great Healer now for your relationship and problems, financial problems i.e win lotto,get promoted/permanent@work,start/ boost your busis,win tenders,win court cases, or whatsapp her your problem now””on zero,,six,,one,,seven,,eight,, seven,,four,,six,,four,,eight
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Boris Becker Dec 20, 2017 06:32 PM
Where is that Afrikaans speaking Indian?
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Bragibbz Dec 20, 2017 06:03 PM
Hehehehe even a yellow bone can be overtaken by the blue bone kikikikiki!
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majenz Dec 20, 2017 03:56 PM
This is why in love PSL,nobody is guaranteed 3points,even the mighty falls sometimes
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Michaeltshigama Dec 20, 2017 03:50 PM
Who's number one on the log standing?
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blackmeteor Dec 20, 2017 03:44 PM
@S'fiso Mabizela I'm aware,but nothing is impossible
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blackmeteor Dec 20, 2017 03:43 PM
@Sir Zet Mmmm, so now it's the ref? But before the game Downs faithful were talking about 3, 4, 5 goals.....what happened? Believe me it's NEVER a bad thing to be humbled.......Ask us, we are still suffering under our professor coach.
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Sir Zet Dec 20, 2017 01:26 PM
I wonder how did the Ref sleep last night, after he did not give Downs the penalty? As usual the Refs will be the main caters in this game. Downs I remain! !!
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somlungisi Dec 20, 2017 11:04 AM
It was so good to see this guys loosing they were starting to make noise again the volume has been turn down a bit nine points its not a huge gap we coming...starless or wateva that doesnt change our reputation and popularity we still Khosi 4ever...abashwe bana babaloyi..
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Khaya Shozi Dec 20, 2017 10:14 AM
This CTC is really becoming our hoodoo team. I think it's great thou because if we won the game downs players were going to think they won the league and celebrate after that they lose form #Kby
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chiefs is useless Dec 20, 2017 10:00 AM
They thought they will have a great Christmas present kanthe Benni McCarthy had other ideas
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molemo Dec 20, 2017 09:55 AM
Mmamelody Cowdungs 0-1 Capetown City
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chiefs is useless Dec 20, 2017 09:43 AM
Only dunus can beat dunus donkeys concluded
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Lusimang Dec 20, 2017 09:35 AM
Hi Im a CTC fan, from KZN im happy dunu lost
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SL_hated_donkey Dec 20, 2017 08:54 AM
Downs have turned Chiefs into an average and ordinary team since 1997. If you check well, whatever Chiefs win/won Downs also win/won, but Chiefs can't claim Downs' rights of number of league titles,CCL and Super cup. Chiefs' times ended with NPSL/NSL.
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Bubbles Dec 20, 2017 08:53 AM
There is no longer obvious case in PSL matches anything is possible anytime. As for Chiefs supporters lets forget it we dont have a winning team. City is playing well as a team, Baroka the same thing, Sundowns, Celtics
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wash & wear Dec 20, 2017 08:46 AM
Reclaiming our glory

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