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As it happened: Kaizer Chiefs 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns

2019-01-05 17:45
Last Updated at 20:28
05 Jan 17:49

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Enjoy the rest of your evening!

05 Jan 17:46
MATCH REPORT: Sundowns starts new year with crucial Chiefs win
05 Jan 17:28
MAN OF THE MATCH: Anthony Laffor
05 Jan 17:25
94' FULL-TIME: Kaizer Chiefs 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns
05 Jan 17:24
92' Laffor struggles in the heat and Cardoso puts him under pressure to win a goal kick.
05 Jan 17:20
90' FOUR minutes of stoppage time ...
05 Jan 17:20
88' Tired bodies as the sun takes its toll on the players.
05 Jan 17:15
84' Madisha is coming on for Sirino as Sundowns make a change.
05 Jan 17:13

A goalkeeping error by Vries sees Maboe tap in from close range.

Chiefs 1-2 Sundowns ... 10 minutes left!

05 Jan 17:11
80' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
05 Jan 17:09
78' No real goal threats at the moment. Either side testing one another in midfield. 
05 Jan 17:07
75' We are in the final 15 minutes of the game and the score has not changed in the second half.
05 Jan 17:02
71' Sundowns making a double change as Brockie and Lebusa comes off for Lakay and Mkhulise.
05 Jan 16:59
70' Katsande is finally stretchered off with Mahlasela replacing the veteran Zimbabwean.
05 Jan 16:58
68' CHANCE! A glancing header from Parker goes narrowly wide. 
05 Jan 16:58
65' This will cause some delay. It is his hamstring that is troubling Katsande. Will they take him off? In the meantime he is set to carry on.
05 Jan 16:53
63' Katsande down. Not looking good. 
05 Jan 16:49
60' The hour mark! Exciting game so far!
05 Jan 16:49
58' Chiefs are dominant here as Parker pushes forward after winning the ball in midfield. He sees Billiat and plays an early ball to the Zimbabwean but the striker scuffs his first time strike.
05 Jan 16:46
55' Match continues, Katsande and Maluleka back on their feet ...
05 Jan 16:46
53' Katsande and Maluleka receiving treatment and Middendorp looks a tad bit worried now as he has made two changes already and only has one substitute left. 
05 Jan 16:42
51' CHANCE! Sirino is in space and sprints forward with Laffor and Maboe on either flanks. Chiefs defenders are out of position and Sundowns have a threatening chance here. However, Sirino puts a poor through ball towards Maboe as Chiefs breathe a sigh of relief.
05 Jan 16:40
49' Big chance for the Chiefs. Parker gets the cross in the centre, Maluleka with a good pass and Parker gets the ball wide of goal.
05 Jan 16:39
46' Ernst Middendorp is the first to make changes as Pule Eksteen comes off for Bernard Parker on while Teenage Hadebe replaces Godfrey Walusimbi.
05 Jan 16:34
45' Second-half is underway ...
05 Jan 16:19

45' HALF-TIME: Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns

Entertaining first-half despite the heat, however, still plenty to play for in the second stanza!

05 Jan 16:15
42' Rather dull couple of minutes. Both sides seem to be wanting the half-time whistle.
05 Jan 16:12
38' Chiefs look to attack through Castro and Manyama but the ball goes loose and the keeper comes out to collect it.
05 Jan 16:09
34' Chiefs still look the more threatening team going forward. 
05 Jan 16:04
30' Final 15 minutes now. Can either side take the lead into half-time? 
05 Jan 16:02
28' Bit of a stop now as Castro receives medical attention for what seems to be for cramps.
05 Jan 16:01
27' Walusimbi gets the ball on the left and he should have slotted that into the goal, but instead he pulls it back and crosses it to a Sundowns player.
05 Jan 15:54
23' KATSANDE! The Zimbabwean is the only one alert in the penalty area as his strike from a corner is whiskers away from the target. 
05 Jan 15:53
22' The anticipation is good from Castro as he attacks the ball in the 18th area but Rivaldo strong and blocks the South Americans effort. Corner to Chiefs.
05 Jan 15:51
20' Maboe darts forward and by passes two Chiefs defenders and squares the ball to on coming Sundonws players and Laffor is charging towards the ball and strikes the ball but it crashes into a yellow shirt.
05 Jan 15:49
18' Chiefs continuing to probe. Sundowns continue to play on the counter attack.
05 Jan 15:49

17' Walusimbi is played through by Billiat and darts forward in the 18th area but Mweene comes out and the Chiefs player pulls the trigger too late for it to hit the target.

However, would not have counted as the flag was raised for offside!

05 Jan 15:46
Willard Katsande levels matters for Kaizer Chiefs. Good spell of play for the home side. Sundowns were sitting ducks since taking the lead. GAME ON!
05 Jan 15:44
14' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
05 Jan 15:44
11' Ekstein and Billiat doing the most going forward. They look fresh and hungry. Sundowns just sitting back at the moment. 
05 Jan 15:41
8' Chiefs passing the ball around much better at the moment looking and probing Sundowns defence. 
05 Jan 15:37
5' Rivaldo back in the Sundowns starting XI following a lengthy layoff from injury. It's been just over two years since his move to Celtic in Scotland was called off because of a failed medical. 
05 Jan 15:36
The perfect start for Sundowns. Should make matters interesting. Chiefs can't rest on there laurels here. 
05 Jan 15:34
Superb goal from Laffor as good passing from Sirino sees the winger tap in from close range.
05 Jan 15:33
3' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
05 Jan 15:31
1' Jeremy Brockie gets the first-half underway at FNB Stadium!
05 Jan 15:29

Mamelodi Sundowns XI: Mweene, Lebusa, Morena, Nascimento, Coetzee, Kekana, Mabunda, Sirino, Maboe, Laffor, Brockie.

Subs: Pieterse, Ngcongca, Mohomi, Mahlambi, Lakay, Mkhulise, Madisha.

05 Jan 15:28

Kaizer Chiefs XI: Vries, Ntiya-Ntiya, Cardoso, Booysen, Walusimbi, Katsande, Maluleka, Ekstein, Manyama, Billiat, Castro.

Subs: Bvuma, Parker, Gordinho, Hadebe, Mahlasela, Moon, Ntshangase.

04 Jan 20:03
*** KICK-OFF IS ON SATURDAY AT 15:30 ***
04 Jan 20:02
And with a match against league leaders Wits to follow after Sundowns, the players know the next two games will be crucial in the context of the season as a whole.
 
  • 94'

    FULL-TIME: KAIZER CHIEFS 1-2 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. There was nothing separating the two sides in the second half until Vries made a mistake in the goal and Maboe scored to seal the win for Sundowns. A big win for the visitors with Laffor and Maboe scoring.

  • 92'

    Laffor struggles in the heat and Cardoso puts him under pressure to win a goal kick.

  • 90'

    Chiefs will look to attack and make something happen here in these final minutes. Four minutes of added time to this half.

  • 88'

    There are some tired bodies out there and they will be waiting for the game to end.

  • 87'

    We are in the final few minutes of the game and Sundowns will look to run the clock down.

  • 84'

    Madisha is coming on for Sirino as Sundowns make a change.

  • 81'

    GOAL, SUNDOWNS, MABOE! 1-2: Big mistake from Vries in the goal and Sundowns score an easy goal. Long ball, nice cross and the keeper comes out of his goal and misses the ball completely. Maboe claims the goal.

  • 80'

    Wide! Another shot from Sundowns but the ball goes wide. The scores remain tied on 1-1.

  • 78'

    Both teams are looking to beat each other in the midfield resulting in a lot of exchanges but no real attacks.

  • 75'

    We are in the final 15 minutes of the game and the score has not changed in the second half.

  • 73'

    Double change from Sundowns, Mkhulise is coming on for Brockie and Lakay is coming on for Lebusa.

  • 71'

    Mahlasela is coming on for Katsande as the captain goes off because of a hamstring injury.

  • 69'

    There may be a few changes coming up as both managers look like they will make them.

  • 69'

    In the meantime, Billiat with the free kick and he curls it nicely into the box but Parker can't slot it in. Score remains on 101.

  • 67'

    Katsande is coming back on after getting some treatment on his hamstring.

  • 66'

    Maluleka pushes the ball behind as Sirino tries to cross it and Sundowns have a corner.

  • 64'

    Katsande is down and he will need to treatment. This will cause some delay. It is his hamstring that is troubling him.

  • 62'

    Chiefs are creating plenty of chances but they have not been able to convert them to goals.

  • 62'

    YELLOW! Manyama is fouled by Sirino and the Sundowns man is booked.

  • 60'

    Vries makes another save as Laffor looks to drill the ball towards the goal. Good work from the keeper.

  • 59'

    Chiefs attack on the counter, Billiat gets the ball in the centre of the box but he sends it high and wide of the goal and is disappointed by his effort.

  • 58'

    Straight to the keeper! Laffor looks to score from a long range from the right but the ball is sent straight to the keeper.

  • 57'

    Chiefs have another corner as Nascimento fails to clear cleanly. The keeper comes out of his goal to punch the ball away.

  • 55'

    After the short delay, play continues. The score is 1-1 but both teams are looking to attack and change that.

  • 52'

    It has been an exciting start to the second half and Kekana is down and getting some treatment. Maluleka also getting a check up.

  • 49'

    WIDE! Big chance for the Chiefs. Parker gets the cross in the centre, Maluleka with a good pass and Parker gets the ball wide of goal.

  • 48'

    HALF-TIME: CHIEFS 1-1 SUNDOWNS. After the first half to score is 1-1. The Sundowns scored an early goal but the Chiefs did not lose shape and came back to score the equaliser. Laffor and Katsande the scorers and we will be back in a bit with more action.

  • 47'

    Billiat is down and he will need some medical attention as he clashed with Laffor.

  • 47'

    Parker has come on for Ekstein as Chiefs have made a change in the second half. Hadebe has also come on.

  • 46'

    The second half begins.

  • 45'

    Over the top! Maluleka is down and Kekana is complaining to the referee. But the ball ping-pongs around before it is hit high and wide of goal.

  • 45'

    Two minutes of added time to this half.

  • 43'

    A corner for Sundowns and this will be their first corner of the game.

  • 41'

    We are in the final 5 minutes of the first half and Chiefs are looking livelier with the ball than Sundowns now.

  • 38'

    Chiefs look to attack through Castro and Manyama but the ball goes loose and the keeper comes out to collect it.

  • 35'

    A throw in for the Chiefs but they give a free kick away and Sundowns win the advantage.

  • 32'

    We are in the final 15 minutes of the first half and the pace of the game has dropped a bit after that break.

  • 28'

    Castro is getting some medical attention as he is cramping. The Sundowns keeper is also down and asking for some medical treatment.

  • 27'

    Walusimbi gets the ball on the left and he should have slotted that into the goal, but instead he pulls it back and crosses it to a Sundowns player.

  • 25'

    Almost a second goal for Katsande as he tries to drills the corner kick into goal but his shot goal wide.

  • 24'

    We are halfway through the first half and Castro looks to attack but Sundowns block him giving away a corner to the hosts.

  • 21'

    Poor defending from the Chiefs and Sundowns almost make them pay as Laffor tries to drill the ball into goal but Chiefs get back in time. Score remains on 1-1.

  • 19'

    Offside! Chiefs keep probing and they are looking to attack from the left again but Walusimbi is caught offside.

  • 17'

    Even contest again after Katsande's goal and this could be an exciting game if one of these sides takes the lead.

  • 14'

    GOAL, CHIEFS, KATSANDE! 1-1: There is the equaliser, nice free kick and Katsande is left unmarked as the ball comes to him on the far end. He adjusts and heads the ball into the goal.

  • 13'

    Chiefs win a free kick on the right as Ekstein is brought down by Mabunda.

  • 11'

    First corner of the afternoon as Chiefs will look for their opening goal.

  • 10'

    The opening minutes of this game have been busy and frantic from both sides. Both looking to control the ball more and attack.

  • 7'

    Sundowns have the early lead but Chiefs will look to attack more and probe away at their goal.

  • 5'

    Chiefs look to attack but are caught offside and the flag goes up.

  • 3'

    GOAL, SUNDOWNS, LAFFOR! 0-1: Early goal, big goal for the Sundowns. Laffor cuts in, then passes the ball only to get it back and Laffor beats the keeper to score a big goal.

  • 2'

    Sundowns are in their white kit, Chiefs are in all gold.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! The first half begins.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the PSL clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns from the FNB stadium.

  • 0'

    Chiefs: 16. Vries, 36. Ntiya-Ntiya, 4. Cardoso, 5. Booysen, 29. Walusimbi, 31. Katsande, 12. Maluleka, 27. Ekstein, 21. Manyama, 11. Billiat, 8. Castro. Subs: 44. Bvuma, 25. Parker, 26. Gordinho, 20. Hadebe, 17. Mahlasela, 7. Moon, 10. Ntshangase.

  • 0'

    Sundowns: 1. Mweene, 2. Lebusa, 27. Morena, 3. Nascimento, 3. Coetzee, 8. Kekana, 13. Mabunda, 26. Sirino, 33. Maboe, 28. Laffor, 22. Brockie. Subs: 31. Pieterse, 16. Ngcongca, 15. Mohomi, 34. Mahlambi, 23. Lakay, 21. Mkhulise, 32. Madisha.

  • 0'

    A big game for both teams at the start of the new year. Chiefs are 7th on the log and Mamelodi Sundowns are 6th with just one point separating the two sides.

  • 0'

    Amakhosi have won their last three games just before the Christmas break and will look to win this one too.

  • 0'

    Sundowns have not lost a single game this season and they will look to maintain that record.

  • 0'

    Sundowns will be without the services of Denis Onyango, Andile Jali, Wayne Arendse, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Themba Zwane.

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Kaizer Chiefs Mamelodi Sundowns
  • 1 Goals 2
    • 14' Willard Katsande
    • 3' Anthony Laffor
    • 81' Lebohang Maboe
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 61' Gaston Sirino
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Daniel Cardoso
  • Mario Booysen
  • Leonardo Castro
  • Khama Billiat
  • George Maluleka
  • Virgil Vries
  • Kabelo Mahlasela
  • Teenage Hadebe
  • Lebogang Manyama
  • Bernard Parker
  • Hendrick Ekstein
  • Godfrey Walusimbi
  • Willard Katsande
  • Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 11
  • 12
  • 16
  • 17
  • 20
  • 21
  • 25
  • 27
  • 29
  • 31
  • 36
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 8
  • 13
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 32
  • 33
  • 40
  • Kennedy Mweene
  • Mosa Lebusa
  • Ricardo Nascimento
  • Hlompho Kekana
  • Tiyani Mabunda
  • Sphelele Mkhulise
  • Jeremy Brockie
  • Lyle Lakay
  • Gaston Sirino
  • Thapelo Morena
  • Anthony Laffor
  • Motjeka Madisha
  • Lebohang Maboe
  • Rivaldo Coetzee
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Ryan Moon
  • Siphelele Ntshangase
  • Lorenzo Gordinho
  • Bruce Bvuma
  • 7
  • 10
  • 26
  • 44
  • 15
  • 16
  • 31
  • 34
  • Lucky Mohomi
  • Anele Ngcongca
  • Reyaad Pieterse
  • Phakamani Mahlambi

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