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Tau Sends Downs Five Points Clear Of Pirates

Absa Premiership Report: Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United 13 December 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Dec 13, 2017 09:24 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Maritzburg United

Date: 13 December 2017

Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Percy Tau's second-half strike was enough to hand Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 win over Maritzburg United on Wednesday evening.
 
 
Maritzburg capitalised on a defensive lapse and Lebohang Maboe surged into the box, but his venomous shot pushed over the bar by Denis Onyango in the 15th minute.
 
Percy Tau was causing the Team of Choice all sorts of trouble as he was brought down just outside the box in the 28th minute. The front man got up and took the free-kick, which was bravely headed clear of danger by Bevan Fransman off the line.
 
Sundowns were on the attack and a loose ball fell for Hlompo Kekana, whose wild volley sailed over the crossbar with 15 minutes remaining in the half.
 
Kekana had another shot from 25-yards out, this time a better one, that forced Richard Ofori down to his left to make a great save and keep the scores level at 0-0 in the 37th minute.
 
That proved to be the final chance of the half as the sides went into the break scoreless.
 
Maritzburg almost broke the deadlock in the 49th minute as Evans Rusike found himself through on goal but his attempt was brilliantly saved by Onyango in an one-on-one situation.
 
Tau threatened again in the 58th minute with a shot from range but the forward's effort went just wide of the upright, with the game opening up.
 
Three minutes later, Oupa Manyisa also tried his luck from a long distance only for his effort to be saved by a low dive from Ofori, who was being kept busy.
 
The deadlock was finally broken in the 63rd minute when Kekana played Tau through on goal, with the latter sliding the ball past Ofori to give Sundowns a 1-0 lead.
 
With the visitors pushing for an equaliser, Pitso Mosimane responded by introducing Anele Ngcongca and Wayne Arendse for the closing stages of the second half.
 
Maritzburg thought they had equalised after a free-kick into the box fell kindly for Pogiso Sanoka who tucked the ball home in the six-yard box, but he was denied by the offside flag with five minutes remaining.
 
The hosts managed to hold on for yet another hard-fought victory as they extended their lead at the top of the standings to five points.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 29. Soumahoro, 27. Morena (Ngcongca 87'), 32. Madisha, 7. Manyisa, 8. Kekana, 13. Mabunda, 11. Vilakazi (Zakri 56'), 18. Zwane (Arendse 87'), 22. Tau.
 
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 25. Xulu, 13. Makaringe , 15. Maboe, 16. Fransman, 22. Mokate (Shandu 46'), 19. Rusike, 3. Sanoka, 2. Onyango (Feliccia 76'), 8. Ndlovu, 29. Mekoa (Kunene 76').


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setlaboswana Dec 16, 2017 03:28 PM
@blackmeteor, good luck.
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blackmeteor Dec 16, 2017 03:08 PM
@setlaboswana KC 1, ACT 0
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setlaboswana Dec 15, 2017 09:34 AM
@the-champion, very fine Member, I am crossing my fingers that we see through Celtic tomorrow, Jelusic is reportedly away to his home Country to renew his coaching licence, it has been said Celtic will be without their head coach tomorrow, not that I am happy to play Celtic without their head coach, I just feel it will cause us a huge embarrassment to lose to them while their head coach has been absent for some days.
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the-champion Dec 15, 2017 08:37 AM
@setlaboswana morning member. Hope ur doing fine. Me cool. Just can't wait for tomorrow's match against Celtic! A win will take us very far away! #we lead,they follow! SK⭐y
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mabenamusa4 Dec 15, 2017 01:02 AM
Manyisa is getting there but all those hurt will always say negative things about him
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Thapelo_sa15 Dec 14, 2017 04:30 PM
I wonder if dunu fans really know football as they never analys how there team
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Thapelo_sa15 Dec 14, 2017 04:21 PM
I hate dunu bigtime and to see that they are the only team going for the league is a stamp
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Gandanga Dec 14, 2017 01:40 PM
Zebrish fans are feeling the pain singing their idiotic song that Steve must fall. One weekend they were on top singing ‘Thina sihleli phezulu” and all of a sudden they went down and the joy was turned into sorrow Kikikikiii
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dellah Dec 14, 2017 01:13 PM
Sundowns midfielders always create opportunities for their forwards to score through nika nika futbal whereas @Zebra fc you score goals through javelin futbal, Khune creates opporunities for your forwards to score because your midfielders are not creative
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dellah Dec 14, 2017 01:08 PM
@boris becker yes cows won again, cows are familiar with the grass, out of the cow skin we get the leather that is used to manufacture soccer balls that's y the cows are always winning and Zebras are loosing and sleeping.
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Boris Becker Dec 14, 2017 12:55 PM
Haybo these cows won again!
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queenlathifa Dec 14, 2017 12:43 PM
Liya wina e dawana
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Peace Ntshangase Dec 14, 2017 12:00 PM
Congrats Yellow Machine that was crucial to win it
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dellah Dec 14, 2017 11:40 AM
@michaeltshigama it's quite wherever we go, all in order
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roger-fetumba Dec 14, 2017 11:16 AM
@iDunu viva kby viva
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Michaeltshigama Dec 14, 2017 11:16 AM
Bobby is good for chips fakefools coz we no longer hear some noise at the malls, Pubs, trains, buses, taxis, hostels, hotels n even emakasana
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Michaeltshigama Dec 14, 2017 11:10 AM
@dellah, u remind this palooka supporters of chips, kikiki
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SL_hated_donkey Dec 14, 2017 10:45 AM
Bobby is feared by everybody at Chiefs including his family members and Chiefs' fans. Bobby is like a General in army, go ask Masango,Mashamaite and Khune. There was a rumour that Kaiser Jr will become Chiefs' CEO, but that will never happen as long as Bobby is a Managing Director there. I respect that man.
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My Chimpanzees are family Business,Am the owner of this club Bobby concluded
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dellah Dec 14, 2017 10:31 AM
Bobby Motaung, who is also the club's football manager, angered some Amakhosi fans with his comments at a press conference yesterday. Among his outbursts were comments like "for those who dream that Bobby Motaung must step down, that Bobby Motaung must go, it is a dream! Bobby Motaung goes nowhere. I'm not elected here. I was not appointed by ANC or IFP … I will be here as long as this company exists. I didn't apply with a CV for the job, so that must be clear to those that have a dream that Bobby Motaung must step down."

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