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'Downs wrap up title in style

2014-05-06 22:18

Pretoria - Mamelodi Sundowns have wrapped up their first PSL title in seven years with a 3-0 win over Tshwane rivals SuperSport United on Tuesday evening.
 
'Downs survived a nervy first half before turning on the style in the second to stretch their winning run in the league to 10 matches thanks to goals from Suprise Moriri, Teko Modise and Cuthbert Malajila.
 
'Downs went into the fixture knowing a win would secure them the title no matter the result between Kaizer Chiefs and the University of Pretoria in a simultaneous kick-off and they didn't disappoint in front of a packed Loftus Stadium.
 
Pitso Mosimane kept faith in the side that led the Brazilians to the brink of their first league title since the 2006/2007 season.  
 
Cavin Johnson meanwhile rang the changes with Roscoe Pietersen notably returning to the starting XI following a long injury lay-off while 18-year-old Joao Oliveira spearheaded the attack.
 
Suprise Moriri and Teko Modise went close in a tightly contested opening half which failed to produce any clear-cut chances.
 
Moriri handed the hosts the lead four minutes into the second half, latching onto a Tebogo Langerman cross to send the home fans into delirium.
 
Teko Modise doubled the hosts lead with a stupendous strike just after the hour mark.
 
His first time strike from 35-yards out looped over Williams head and into the back of the net.
 
Malajila then wrapped things up in the 74th minute with a precise finish.
 
The Brazilians saw the game out with relative ease as they ended their six year trophy drought.
 
Pitso Mosimane subsequently became the first black South African coach to win the league title since the formation of the PSL in 1996.
 
Kaizer Chiefs beat the University of Pretoria 1-0 in a simultaneous fixture.
 
The trophy will be handed over to the Brazilians at the Harry Gwala stadium on Saturday, following their clash with Maritzburg United.
 
 
Scorers:

Mamelodi Sundowns
(0) 3 (Moriri 49' Modise 62' Malajila 74')
 
SuperSport United (0) 0
 
Teams:

Mamelodi Sundowns: Mweene; Langerman, Schut, Nthethe, Mphahlele, Kekana, Modise, Pelembe, Mokoena (Ramagalela 89'), Moriri (Zungu 68'), Laffor (Malajila 61')
 
SuperSport United: Williams; Khumalo, Gyimah, Pietersen, Moeketsi, Phala, Nel, Chenene (Nkoana 83'), Mathebula (Zuma 50'), Mokeke, Oliveira (Ndlovu 51')

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Comments
  • John John - 2014-05-06 22:21

    Well done boys

  • cosmo4n - 2014-05-06 22:26

    I m happy for Sundowns, SA deserves better representation in Africa, not that fong kong train from the Zoo, UP THE BUCS!

  • Kgodumo Nyakale - 2014-05-06 22:30

    Super goal from Teko and I had to swallow my pride to say this comment as a bucks fan. Congrats to cry baby coach and the the whole team, management and to the owner as well, good return of investment on finally winning the league.

  • thandekile.mava - 2014-05-06 22:39

    Congratulations to my team-Ka ba Yellow, Sky is the Limit

  • Citizen1 - 2014-05-06 22:45

    We are the champions! We are champions of South African football! Ka bo yellow!!!

  • masta.pilusa - 2014-05-06 22:48

    Congrats to downs they deserve it.

  • Tobatsi Mokete - 2014-05-06 22:49

    good luck Pitso nd modise you have being cry it.

  • Martin Moiloa - 2014-05-06 22:51

    Well done to bafana ba style you deserve the biggest silverware, ka bo yellow masandawana

  • Martin Moiloa - 2014-05-06 22:51

    Well done to bafana ba style you deserve the biggest silverware, ka bo yellow masandawana

      Daniel Simbali Ipanda - 2014-05-07 04:04

      most peoples now forget to say sorry to modise that they used to say he brings bad luck!

  • Sophy Mabuya Mabuya - 2014-05-06 23:00

    amakhosi why mara, the pain in my heart. Congra basana be style ngiyanihalalisela.

  • muthaphuli.avhakholwi.5 - 2014-05-06 23:14

    Nice one sundowns

  • Bongani Mahlangu - 2014-05-06 23:27

    congrats masandawana now Teko can retire anytime

  • Noe KamaNdiweni Mzukulu KaScotch - 2014-05-06 23:29

    M a Bucs fan but m happy 4 u Masandawana

  • Thabo Malose - 2014-05-06 23:32

    we are the champions, oh we are the champions, we are the champions, of the Rsa.#proud

  • Zolisa Dlokovu - 2014-05-07 02:53

    WOW ! Pitso Mosimane is the first black coach to win the league since the formation of the PSL in 1996. Congratulations coach and your boys. We are champions

  • Thulani Thukzeni - 2014-05-07 03:11

    well done sundowns u took dis cup 4rm me(khosi) bt i don't have jealous, lets go 2gether to champions leage nxt tym, well done teko modise you had a fantastic season too

  • Innocent Lovermaker Mowele - 2014-05-07 04:47

    Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns.

  • Johnny August - 2014-05-07 04:53

    Thnaks to my team , we r proud of u

  • dirang.montsho - 2014-05-07 05:33

    ja neh. bona jaaka inbox ya ka e tletse. anaways well done bafwethu!!

  • Constable Mareiza Tsiane - 2014-05-07 06:39

    i tld dem gore kabo yellow ya feta

  • Samuel Modumaela - 2014-05-07 07:30

    Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Mamelodi Sundowns football club for reaching this milestone. It really shows that hardwork pays and this shud be a lesson to others that to lead by 11 points on the league table does not necessarily mean you are the champion already. Well done sundows and we hope you will emulate the mighty ORLANDO PIRATES in reaching the highest levels of African championship and I am glad that Pitso Mosimane has also said during the interview that he will go and consult with DE SA how did the mighty bucs did it to reach the final, we are with you all the way.

  • Ayanda Ntsho - 2014-05-07 07:51

    Congratulations: really well-deserved, especially after you had to take a break so that the remaining two games could be played at the same time. It's like being delayed to take a penalty kick while attending to nefarious arguments: nerves of steel I say! KBY

  • Songo Vellem - 2014-05-07 08:14

    We know from a long time as a team that defends its crown, go make it 2or3 in a row Dawana

  • Masikane Isaac Mkhululi - 2014-05-07 08:14

    teko has worked hard 4the team ur'l made nt jst ur self proude bt ur chairman 2sky is the limit

  • Adonis Maposa - 2014-05-07 09:36

    well done boyz, keep the fire burning we need the caf cup too.

      Samora Mduduma - 2014-05-07 14:19

      There title was already taken by sundowns b4 the game with ssuport united

  • Linford Mahlahare - 2014-05-07 10:50

    'Congra sundows family , u have suffered a lot for 7 years , now its your time to enjoy , my credits goes to Maxoba , you are a great man , ur experience helped Pitso a lot , Pitso was lost in the start but ur present assist the team , Pitso knows nothing , I think you deserv to be the head coach not the assist coach , from Ngoako wa Mahlahare , Botlokwa

  • Brite Sbusiso - 2014-05-07 11:09

    Pitso nd Manqoba, two gud cotchies working together,,, Money can buy you happiness for sure. Bafana mst try two cotchies too

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