Chiefs no match for Sundowns

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Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane
  • Post published:November 19, 2016

African champions Mamelodi Sundowns came from a goal down to beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 at Loftus on Saturday afternoon.

A packed Loftus had to wait for a quarter of an hour to allow fans enough time to take their seats. Then, once the game started, fans were forced to wait until the 38th minute for the opening goal.

And it came from none other than Ramahlwe Mphahlele, who left Sundowns for Amakhosi earlier this year. Sundowns were behind for 120 seconds as defender Tebogo Langerman drew his side level with a thunderous strike.

Percy Tau created havoc all afternoon as the Brazilians overpowered their rivals with the likes of Anthony Laffor and Keagan Dolly shining in front of a thrilled crowd.

Tau created what would ultimately prove to be the winner when Mphahlele chested Tau’s effort into Sibusiso Vilakazi’s path. The former Wits man made no mistake and completed the turnaround for the team sporting their gold star for the first time.

Tau was denied two penalties in the minutes that followed as Sundowns continued to heap on the pressure on the visitors.

Dolly was denied a goal in the final minute of the match with Itumeleng Khune up to the task.

The loss will heap pressure back on to Chiefs coach Steve Komphela with his side failing to win their third game in a row.