'Downs add to Chippa's woes

2015-03-18 21:45
Teko Modise (Supplied)

Pretoria - Mamelodi Sundowns have beaten Chippa United 3-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday.

An own goal from Mbhuyiselo Sambu, a spot kick from Teko Modise and a late strike from Rodney Ramagalela kept the Brazilians within reach of Kaizer Chiefs, while for Chippa another defeat leaves them in 12th spot on the log.

The Eastern Cape side's winless run has stretched to 12 games.

Eager to keep the heat on Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns went in search of an early goal and got one thanks to a blunder at the back.

Sambu guided a seemingly harmless Cuthbert Malajila cross into the back of his own net with four minutes on the clock.

The goal ignited a free flowing half which presented both teams with opportunities to add to the scoreline.

Siyanda Zwane had teammate Ramahlwe Mphahlele to thank for keeping 'Downs noses in front in the 17th minute.

Zwane's slip let in Chippa's George Akapabio, but Mphahlele was there to spare the fullback's blushes.

Sundowns had several chances to double their lead before the break with Teko Modise, Themba Zwane, Tebogo Langeman and Hlompho Kekana firing their respective long range efforts wide of Mzimela Mbongeni's goal.

The Brazilians strengthened their grip on the game three minutes into the second-half with Modise converting from the spot after Siyanda Zwane was brought down inside the area. 

Modise's cool finish took his goal tally in the league to six.

The visitors dominated the ensuing half-hour, but to no avail as Sambu squandered a chance to make up for his earlier error, blazing his effort from inside the area over Denis Onyango's crossbar.

Down's had a chance to kill off the game but Khama Billiat was guilty of failing to capitalise on a goalkeeping blunder by Mbongeni. The Chippa stopper passed straight at the Zimbabwean attacker who for somehow managed to mess up the chance.

Second-half substitute Ramagalela scored his second goal in as many league games, running onto Billiat's pass before slipping the ball under an onrushing Mbongeni.


Mamelodi Sundowns (1) 3 (Sambu OG 4' Modise Penalty 48' Ramagalela 90+3')
Chippa United 0


Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango; Langerman, Schut, Mphahlele, S.Zwane, Kekana, Modise (Ramagalela 88'), Laffor (Mahachi 62'), T.Zwane, Billiat, Malajila (Mbekila 76')

Chippa United: Mzimela; Nzunga (S. Zulu 46'), Chipeta, Sambu, Cloete, Moholo (Malongoane 88'), Okwuosa, Twala, Akpabio, Shai, Uzochukwu



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