MATCH CENTRE

WED 04 MAY 2016, 19:30, TUKS STADIUM

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VS
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Sundowns beat AmaTuks to win league title

by BackPageTXT

Wed May 04, 21:39

Mamelodi Sundowns have been crowned Absa Premiership champions for a record extending seventh time following a 3-0 win over the University of Pretoria at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday.

The Brazilians condemning AmaTuks to further misery with their Tshwane rivals in serious danger of relegation with two games remaining.

With Billionaire-owner Patrice Motsepe watching on from the stands, Anthony Laffor made sure to settle any early nerves - hitting the back of the net on two occasions in the opening exchanges before completing his hat-trick in the second half.

Laffor pounced on an early mistake against a AmaTuks side fighting their own battles. The home side failed to clear from danger, allowing Laffor time to sweep home on three minutes.

The former SuperSport United winger made it 2-0 with 20 minutes on the clock, rounding off a superb run by player of the season contender Khama Billiat.

Billiat and Laffor teamed up for Laffor's third in the 59th minute. The Liberia international with a cool finish after being put through on goal by his Sundowns teammate.

The Brazilians saw out the rest of the game with relative ease as they reclaimed the title they lost to Kaizer Chiefs last season.

Defeat for AmaTuks leaves them with a mountain to climb as they aim to avoid relegation back to the National First Division. Shaun Bartlett's side trail Jomo Cosmos by four points following their 2-2 draw at Ajax Cape Town.

University of Pretoria (0) 0

Mamelodi Sundowns (2) 3 (Laffor 3' 20' 59')

University of Pretoria: AmaTuks: Coetsee; Sibande, Mthethwa, Mwedihanga, Jaure - K.Zwane (Mnyamane 68'), Ketjijere, Nyathi (Nyondo 54'), Ntombayithethi - Kebede (Nkoana 56'), Bacela

Mamelodi Sundowns; Onyango, Langerman, Arendse, Nthethe, Mphahlele - Mabunda, Kekana (Modise 80') - Mashaba (S.Zwane 66'), Dolly Billiat - Laffor (Ngele 83')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH TUKS STADIUM
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
28. Anthony Laffor (20')
28. Anthony Laffor (3')
28. Anthony Laffor (59')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
26
Goalkeeper
36
Defender
3
16
Defender
15'
15
Defender
4
2
Defender
2
Midfielder
54'
12
Defender
6
Midfielder
68'
28
Midfielder
3'
20'
59'
83'
28
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
80'
8
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
20
Forward/Striker
56'
19
Midfielder
66'
19
Forward/Striker
14
Midfielder
13
SUBSTITUTIONS
Atusaye Nyondo
Forward/Striker
54'
17
Siyanda Zwane
Defender
66'
21
Thabiso Nkoana
Forward/Striker
56'
18
Teko Modise
Midfielder
80'
10
Thabo Mnyamane
Forward/Striker
68'
10
Mogakolodi Ngele
Midfielder
83'
11
CARDS
Partson Juare
Defender
15'
15
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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