Brazilians Beat Fiesty Chilli Boys At Loftus

Mamelodi Sundowns recorded a 2-1 win over Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in the DStv Premiership.

After a thoroughly intense opening half, The Brazilians found the back of the net in the 14th minute of open play, Aubrey Modiba perfectly placed his free kick in the box which connected with Teboho Mokoena who finished off in style to give the home team the lead. In response to Masandawana’s advantage, the Chili Boys looked to equalize immediately after replay, however Downs goalie Ronwen Williams made a comfortable save to keep his side in favor.

Sundowns continued with more chances upfront heading towards the half hour mark with Cassius Mailula and Themba Zwane exchanging passes in Chippa’s box. Mailula was eventually brought down after his shot was blocked by the defenders before he could place it on target. The home team went into the break with one goal ahead of the Gqeberha based team which struggled to find an equalizer.

An even start between the two teams in the second half resumed, both teams interchanged in attack pushing forward in search of an opportunity to score but the scoreline remained unchanged. Bafana Ba Style decided to bring on Gaston Sirino, Lesedi Kapinga in place of Haashim Domingo and Zwane just before the one hour mark, as well as Peter Shalulile who swapped with Mailula. Sipho Mbule was also introduced after 63 minutes, making his 10th appearance for the Champions side since making his move to Chloorkop.

With a little just over ten minutes from coming on to the field, Shalulile marked his return to the squad with a sensational goal. Sirino picked out Sfiso Ngobeni who had just stepped on the on the field with a wonderful cross upfront. With Shalulile stretching out the defenders, Ngobeni lifted the ball towards the Namibian international and the defence were unable to prevent Shalulile’s header.

The reigning top goal scorer of the season  could have added to the scoreline shortly after, but his attempt at scoring a brace was blocked out for a corner kick. In a match dominated by Masandawana, the Chili Boys put on a fight to find a consolation goal in the dying minutes of the game. The visitors put one goal in through Thabiso Lebitso, denying the hosts another clean sheet in the league.

Masandawana remained first place in the DStv Premiership log with 40 points and will be back in action next week when they meet with SuperSport United in the Tshwane derby.

How we lined up: 

Williams, Modiba (65′ Ngobeni), De Reuck, Mudau, Mokoena, Allende, Zwane © (55′ Sirino), Mailula (55′ Shalulile), Mkhulise (63′ Mbule), Domingo (55′ Kapinga), Mvala.


D Onyango, Kekana, Shalulile, Jali, Ngobeni, Sirino, Motupa, Kapinga, Mbule, Saavedra

5 Responses

    Good three points,nice football especially in the first half.My biggest concern is Mvala,he’s a ticking time bomb waiting to explode soon.He was lucky not to concede two penalties against Richards Bay and lucky again against Chippa.Every player facing him one on one passes him with ease.If we can check our last two games he has never dispossessed an opponent.We have too many good midfielders I think Coetzee should play as a central defender when Kekana or De Reuck is not available.We’re going to be punished in the champions league with Mvala as a central defender.All I’m asking is for the technical team to analyse his performance of our past two games.Make no mistakes our team is playing good attractive and offensive football with speed and high level of commitment.Bravo to the technical team.

  2. Ronnie Bothma

    Not the best game we’ve played this season for sure… But besides being off-colour we still managed to win… That’s what champions do…. We also can’t expect the team to hit those heights every time. Congrats Congrats to the team…

  3. Sbedula

    Very scrappy game, first half was better but second half after those subs it was bad and we almost lost it. but I’m happy for three points

  4. Nephat Ncube

    I understand that the technical team had to manage some players due to fatique but the trio who replaced Zwane, Domingo and Mailula almost cost us the game. Good that Shalulile reminded us that he is a poacher of note ..but defensively the 2 number 10s who came through were not really giving much defensively and it almost backfired in the end. We have 5 days to recover before we meet Supersport we need to be spot on becoz Hunt is a shrewed coach we need to bring our A game and stretch the gap against them to 16 points

  5. Jero

    Nephat fully agree with u .the error the technical team was to pull out 3 players at the same time instead of just taking off Domingo and bring on zsha sha.
    And the second mistake was to ignore that chippa were loading the flanks special mudau side and that guy who replace modiba hav to work hard on defending too.
    Otherwise great 3 points .games like that are also gud as wake up next game they can give their best.
    Guys l think we are spoiled now to me conceding that goal it felt like a lose