Sundowns hammer Chiefs

2012-08-05 17:41

Pretoria - Kaizer Chiefs suffered one of their most humbling defeats when they went down 4-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 quarter-finals at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday afternoon.

The outcome was all over bar the muted shouting from a stunned, near-capacity 42 000 crowd, with the Brazilians storming into a 4-0 lead after little more than 30 minutes.

A consolation goal for Amakhosi from Reneilwe Letsholonyane in the 76th minute barely concealed the humiliation of the team who have won this cup competiton a record 14 times - five more than closest rivals Orlando Pirates.

The business-like Sundowns also achieved their most emphatic and clear-cut victory over Chiefs in 80 meetings between the two glamour clubs.

Ironically the Chiefs defence was taken apart following the off-season signing of top international defenders Morgan Gould and Siboniso Gaxa, who were supposedly designed to make the Amakhosi rear-line well nigh impregnable.

In contrast, Sundowns' newcomers Thamsanqa Sangweni, Tebogo Langerman and Edward Manqele made dream debuts while participating in the avalanche of early goals.

Sundowns' remaining goal was scored by an opportunist Lebohang Mokoena, but it was a back-to-form Teko Modise who engineered the Brazilians' triumph with calculated distribution from midfield - playing a part in all of his team's scoring efforts.

Downs appeared to take their foot off the pedal in the second half as play meandered aimlessly to an inevitable conclusion, with Chiefs enjoying greater possession and having numerous, but ineffective shots at goal.

And with nothing going right for Amakhosi, a tame 79th minute penalty from Josta Dladla, after former Santos defender Tyren Arendse had handballed, was comfortably saved by goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands.

The opening 10 minutes were controlled, in the main, by Chiefs, with no inkling of the Amakhosi demolition that was to follow.

But once Sangweni took advanatge of a pin-point cross from Modise to open the scoring with a pin-point header in the 16th minute, the floodgates seemed to open in the Chiefs' defence.

The injury and replacement of Gaxa hardly helped their cause as Langerman, Mokoena and Manqele added the nails into Chiefs' coffin with four goals materialising in a frantic 20-minute scoring spree.

Chiefs badly missed injured kingpin Siphiwe Tshabalala and new coach Stuart Baxter was almost lost for words at the final whistle, with delighted Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens proclaiming "everything went according to plan in the first half, but we got a little sloppy after the interval."

South African MTN8 quarter-final results this weekend:


Mamelodi Sundowns 4 (Sangweni 7, Langerman 12, Mokoena 24, Manqele 37) Kaizer Chiefs 1 (Letsholonyane 76)

Moroka Swallows 2 (Chabangu 33, Nomvethe 63) AmaZulu 0


SuperSport Utd 2 (Paulse 27, Cale 55) Free State Stars 1 (Mashaba 64)


Orlando Pirates (holders) 1 (Jali 82-pen) Bloemfontein Celtic 0


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  • sk.malatsi - 2012-08-05 17:51

    ka bo-YELLOW ...well done Sundowns

  • nhlenganem - 2012-08-05 18:02


      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-08-05 19:11

      Uyanya uyezwa!

  • stephan.bester.14 - 2012-08-05 18:06

    soweto giants? haha

  • mgcini.ndlovu.9 - 2012-08-05 18:18

    Kaizer chips

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-08-05 18:28

    Sundowns-abafana be style. Condolences to Amakhosikazi. kaizer Chips. The biggest team in Mzantsi (not the best team)

  • piet.phetheni.7 - 2012-08-05 18:32

    No pain no game, there is still room for home work !Peace

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-08-05 18:32

    I think our boys got tired of winning that cup so many times... It's not like there's another team that won it 14 times or more :P

      boulvy.selala - 2012-08-05 20:01

      U talking abt BP top 8..!! Lol,the money wasn't even close to 8mill

      ncrazyluu - 2012-08-06 05:48

      what a lame excuse! Chiefs fans always has a reason for losing.u hv hired a failure

  • Innocent - 2012-08-05 18:34

    Bad news but we have a hope as still on a learning curve more to be proclaimed in near future. \r\nWe are not falling apart but building a strong time which non other than any team will stand for us.\r\nSorry Kaizer.

  • nramohale - 2012-08-05 18:40

    is stil cnt bliv dis...

  • godfrey.ngonyama - 2012-08-05 18:51

    Majoro and parker were dead,coach should've replaced early on the first half.all I can say is Chicks is dead and there's no doubt about it,if Chicks coach ll continue to field parker and Majoro they ll be relegated this season..they should learn from Orlando Pirates.

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-08-05 19:09

    Sifela ukunika iPirates 2leagues in a consecutive season, what a waiste lost 2 someone who won't win a Cup.

  • collins.nkuna - 2012-08-05 19:09

    It was a sundowns' day ,they were lucky with their trademark setpieces,Chiefs should not have played three slow midlefielders in the name of Renelwe,dladla,and Nkosi because they are not fast,,They should sign quality strikes or either they should use Thembiso ngqubo.Parker and Majoro are not effective and the coach should realise that we are not going to score goals with those strikes,yes indeed sundowns have scored goals but what about Chiefs,,,,,,

  • obakeng.mmathapelo - 2012-08-05 19:27

    Iwiza Kaizer Chips. Burn those T-shirts and see what colour they turn! Black and White with fire Red! Lol.

  • obakeng.mmathapelo - 2012-08-05 19:29

    Iwiza Kaizer Chips. Burn those T-shirts and see what colour they turn! Black and White with fire Red! Lol.

      boulvy.selala - 2012-08-06 10:02

      Black n White section of Soweto will rule until jesus comes back

  • Lesetja Sema - 2012-08-05 19:44

    Bad performance by Khosi. hope de coach, players & management hv learned something. We need silverwares des season

  • givenmasanabo - 2012-08-05 19:51

    amakhosi 4 life ayobaaaaaa khosi

  • marumobongani - 2012-08-05 20:23

    they should improve on buying quality player's cut down on the number zim players

      Melusi - 2012-08-06 05:17

      Only Nengomashe was able to markout Modise my boy. Zim players are beter than SA players. We just need quality players, where they come from does not matter.

      patrick.foya1 - 2012-08-06 07:47

      Yes! i agree with Melusi, wat a combination rubbish and nonsense! hw zim players were in dat game? sumtyms it ez better 2 shut up ur beak if yhu dnt kw futbal.

      patrick.foya1 - 2012-08-06 07:47

      Yes! i agree with Melusi, wat a combination rubbish and nonsense! hw zim players were in dat game? sumtyms it ez better 2 shut up ur beak if yhu dnt kw futbal.

  • monroek1 - 2012-08-05 20:25

    Okay! Now I wish these two Pretoria teams to go against eachother on the semis

  • andrew.gonda1 - 2012-08-05 20:27

    l feel pity 4 chief becoz life z turning savour 2 them

  • NgcolocyFN - 2012-08-05 21:43

    anada cup i guess nothin has changed except our tectnical team bt te\r\nams r stl whoooopin us m soooooo dissapointed mara chiefs man

  • jmasha3 - 2012-08-05 22:52

    What has Baxter achieved in his coaching career that made him a suitable candidate to coach one of the big teams in AFrica?Its clear the man is clueless I could even do a better job.He kept the useless Nkosi in the field for what?He should have pulled out Nkosi for Nqobo and drop Dladla into the middle behind the strikers.Switch Nale to the right and Parker\r\nto the left to play crosses for Nqobo and later pull out Majoro for Katsande or Baloyi and push letsholonyane to join Dladla just behind Nqobo.Well congratulations to Tshwane teams escpecially My team matsatsantsa first stop finals shaaapa matsatsantsa shaaaapa.

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-08-05 23:23

    Today we were busy braaing Zebra meat at Loftus. The leftover meat was turned into biltong and do you guys knows how nice is zebra biltong??? The time of putting brown envelopes inside the referee's backside is all gone with Bhamjee and Morewa. Now is the time to hunt this zebras out of the PSL!!!

  • tshepo.solomon.946 - 2012-08-06 00:18

    with this victory we dedicate it to our president motsepe

  • Melusi - 2012-08-06 05:20

    Buy Kharma Billiat

  • peter.kobue - 2012-08-06 07:39

    Well... Well..... I am praying for Sundowns. I said it before, a counter attack will never work against Sundowns. Chase them, then all hell breaks loose. "Congratulations Bafana ba style... " Bucs for MTN...

  • - 2012-08-06 07:49

    Eish m tired of this chiefs team mxm, they play rubish man mxm i dont know what to say !!

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-08-06 08:28

    Sorry for Chiefs fans - now makes Pirates favourites?

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-08-06 08:53

    MTN8 is gone.... Kaizer Chiefs' changes of a trebble lie with the Nedbank Cup, Telkom Cup and the ABSA Leage..... What are the chances really that they will take ALL??

  • buddynorm.malope - 2012-08-06 09:26

    ka bo YELLOW....

  • duze.mthimunye - 2012-08-06 09:56

    What happened with the defenders they were raving about? If any thing, Downs proved that signing more defenders will not guarantee a win for anyone, sign strikers as well.

      richard.mphekwan - 2012-08-06 22:52

      You know people seem not to understamd how football \r\nWorks.Chiefs had to lose as a team but not on big cups such \r\ntop 8 so as Sundowns but a winner had to be be one.Chiefs \r\nbosses please get pure strking force . Majoro needs to \r\ncontrol the the ball as a striker on fullest as a striker not as \r\nan amateur

      richard.mphekwan - 2012-08-06 23:05

      They were there but remember that was football not abt who\r\nwas signed . A lose needs to take place for a good team.

  • sango.jika - 2012-08-06 11:28

    Baxter watch out your head is on the line, i got to say sundowns bit the hell out on you guys.

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