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Impressive Polokwane Sink 'Downs At Loftus

Absa Premiership Starting XI: Mameodi Sundowns v Polokwane City 22 August 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 22, 2017 09:23 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-2 Polokwane City
 
Date: 22 August 2017
 
Venue: Loftus Stadium
 
Rodney Ramagalela came back to haunt his former side, as he netted a brace to help Polokwane City claim a 2-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns.
 
 
Sundowns enjoyed most of the possession in the early stages, but it was Polokwane who had the first real opening when Ramagalela fired a low effort inches wide of the upright.
 
The hosts should have broken the deadlock after 18 minutes when Percy Tau raced to byline before picking out Thokazani Sekotlong, who failed to connect with only George Chigova to beat.
 
Sekotlong was proving wasteful infront of goal, as the Sundowns striker squandered another two chances after 27 minutes.
 
The hosts were made to rue those missed chances as Polokwane took the lead in the 36th minute when Ramagalela slotted past Denis Onyango, following a poor clearance from Oupa Manyisa.
 
Sundowns ended the half as the stronger side despite falling behind, but they were unable to level matters before the break.
 
There was a lively tempo the start of the second half, and the hosts were awarded a penalty 10 minutes into the second half. George Lebese stepped up and made no mistake from 12-yards out, 1-1.
 
Rise and Shine looked to hit back and they were eventually rewarded in the 69th minute as Ramagalela turned Motjeka Madisha before firing home with a superb volley from 25-yards out.
 
Pitso Mosimane responded by introducing Yannick Zakri and Anthony Laffor for Sekotlong and Lebse in the 73rd minute.
 
With Sundowns pushing for an equaliser, Polokwane opted for fresher legs as Puleng Tlonane replaced Ramagalela before Fares Hachi came on for Manyisa in the 86th minute.
 
The Brazilians pushed everything forward in the closing stages in search of an equalising goal.
 
However, Rise and Shine managed to see off the late surge from Sundowns to claim their first win of the season.
 
 
Here's how they line  up:
 
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 29. Soumahoro, 32. Madisha, 27. Morena, 4. Langerman, 7. Manyisa (Hachi 88'), 8. Kekana, 22. Tau, 37. Sekotlong (Zakri 73'), 18. Zwane, 17. Lebese (Laffor 73').
 
Polokwane: 40. Chigova, 2. Semenya, 24. Hlongwane, 23. Mbonani, 4. Tshilo, 21. Seabi, 16. Mngomezulu, 17. Ramagalela (Tlolane 82'), 14. Manaka, 8. Maluleke, 15. Klaas.
 


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lawrencethembiso@gmail.com Joined: 24 Aug 2017
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lawrencethembiso@gmail.com Aug 24, 2017 09:03 AM
It still early to judge
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Cael Aug 24, 2017 08:15 AM
Sir_Pitso he is the muster of game ....capetown beware of ides of September #reatla rona masandawana
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Peace Ntshangase Aug 23, 2017 11:36 PM
Mr Pitso Mosimane, Jingles, Africas number One, Alex Ferguson of Mzansi. You are so lucky you have fans that love you willing to take a loss as a way forward. You played most games last season but you secured second place. Many teams would like to have you but no, we are not ready to let go of you. Africa wants you but no, you belong to Downs, you have the best squad, and you know how to give each one a chance. The fans will always defend in your favor some fans from the likes of Chiefs, Pirates... Will always come with their stories but they will soon be realised that they are plastic fans. The likes of Ramagalela will galela everything, the Sangweni will prove we made a mistake trying their way back to the winning Nation but dololo the train heads to the next station. We will always embrace you because you have shown us that your tears nourish the African soil, Africa bows before you. Keep up the good work Africa is not noticed around the world but through you and your love for success we are bound to be recognised and regarded. Africa salute!!!
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Sun-Sun Aug 23, 2017 06:22 PM
That was great Rama
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Makarina Aug 23, 2017 05:48 PM
So, their new signing scores for them and the player they rejected scores twice against them and kills them on the day. Interesting...
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Bheseni 4000 Aug 23, 2017 04:15 PM
Unbelievable
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Aguerokun Aug 23, 2017 03:24 PM
Good shot these things were running naked when chiefs drew with celtics forgeting they are not invincible
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Michaeltshigama Aug 23, 2017 11:57 AM
Pitso is a good coach but sometimes he makes mistakes n he can't give Thokozane a starting berth ahead of Laffor n Bangaly is costing us big time
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Michaeltshigama Aug 23, 2017 11:56 AM
Why Bangaly is starting while Arendse is fit to play coz we r leaking at the back
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musazumakhosi Aug 23, 2017 11:45 AM
it seems as if this season will be tough than i thought it will be
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hlanguzah Aug 23, 2017 11:37 AM
Bring back Csstro Pitso.
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Aug 23, 2017 10:44 AM
Shapa Rodney Shapa !!!!
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Bhutimdu Aug 23, 2017 10:35 AM
@Honestkhosi and Baron a wereally denied a penalty.
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Bhutimdu Aug 23, 2017 10:31 AM
@Mr Tools Hahahahaha, big improvement indeed.
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EagleEye Aug 23, 2017 10:27 AM
Pitso is so bitter instead of congratulating Ramagalela he said that he won't score the same goal again. Shame on you Pitso Ramagalela is a quality player it just that you did not know how to use him.
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Mr Tools Aug 23, 2017 10:20 AM
Pirates have improved from last season...they are first in the log
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Mr Tools Aug 23, 2017 10:19 AM
I smell a rat at Downs. Watch the space
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kdowns Aug 23, 2017 10:00 AM
@Vhivha Let's wait and see,because the same was said about Billiat, Dolly,Zungu etc
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mthokozisi memela Aug 23, 2017 09:54 AM
Let me congratulate George Lebese on his first goal for Downs. George must enjoy the most of that penalty cos it looks like there's tough times coming
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Alie555 Aug 23, 2017 09:51 AM
Xulu free agent

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