MATCH CENTRE

TUE 02 FEBRUARY 2016, 19:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

3
VS
0

Chippa fumble against Sundowns

by BackPageTXT

Tue February 02, 21:26

Chippa United were humbled by Mamelodi Sundowns when they lost 3-0 during their Absa Premiership encounter at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday night.

Goals by Leonardo Castro, Teko Modise and Khama Billiat allowed Pitso Mosimane’s men to consolidate their number one position on the log.

They now have 39 points and lead the second-paced Mpumalanga Black Aces by five points and Bidvest Wits by seven points.

Although the Chilli Boys displayed good touches in the opening stages of the match, they played too deep as they attempted to build up from the back.

As a result, in the first five minutes, Dan Malesela’s men conceded when Billiat stole the ball from James Okwuosa and handed it to Castro who easily slotted the ball home, 1-0.

Modise attempted a shot after receiving a great cross from Keagan Dolly on the left 12 minutes into the match, but his shot went narrowly wide.

Thamsanqa Sangweni took a good low shot in the 20th minute, but it went straight to the well positioned Dennis Onyango.

In the 42nd minute, poor defending by United in the middle of the park allowed Billiat to steal and play Modise in the box - his initial shot was stopped by he scored in his second attempt, 2-0.

On the stroke of half time, Billiat netted his third for Sundowns as he managed to beat Akpeyi from the d-line with a fine left footed finish, 3-0.

It was 2-0 at the interval and the hosts continued where they left off with Billiat missing a sitter after a sweet lay off by Hlompho Kekana .

15 minutes into the second half, Modise tried a curling set piece in an aim to beat Akpeyi, but it went over the bar.

With 13 minutes to go Pitso Mosimane brought in Lebohang Mokoena for Dolly and the winger made an immediate impact when he went for a shot but that produced a fine save from Akpeyi.

In an aim to make it four, Cuthbert Malajila was then denied by Akpeyi with six minutes to go.

The loss means Malesela’s charges remain placed at sixth spot with 22 points from 17 matches.

Mamelodi Sundowns: (3) 3 (Castro 6’, Modise 42’, Billiat 45’)
Chippa United: (0) 0

Mamelodi Sundowns; Onyango, Arendse, Mashaba, Nthethe, Mbekile, Modise, Dolly (Mokoena 75’), Zwane S, Castro, Billiat (Malajila 62’), Kekana (Mabunda 74’)

Chippa United: Akpeyi, Thopola, Okwuosa, Macheke, Mthiyane, Uzochukwu (Matombo 74’), Zuke (Sali 35’), (Manzini R. 65), Sangweni, Mbenyane, Zulu, Molangoane

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
10. Teko Modise (42')
20. Khama Billiat (44')
25. Leonardo Castro (6')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
21
Defender
68'
24
Defender
2
Defender
2
Defender
6
Defender
5
Midfielder
90'
5
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
74'
8
Midfielder
85'
7
Midfielder
75'
7
Midfielder
35'
22
Midfielder
44'
62'
20
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
74'
28
Midfielder
42'
10
Forward/Striker
45
Forward/Striker
6'
25
Forward/Striker
12
SUBSTITUTIONS
Cuthbert Malajila
Forward/Striker
62'
27
Buyani Sali
Defender
35'
6
Tiyani Mabunda
Midfielder
74'
13
Rhulani Manzini
Midfielder
65'
55
Lebohang Mokoena
Midfielder
75'
23
Chris Matombo
Defender
74'
35
CARDS
Asavela Mbekile
Midfielder
90'
5
Diamond Thopola
Defender
68'
24
Nkosinathi Mthiyane
Midfielder
85'
7
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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