MATCH CENTRE

SUN 30 OCTOBER 2016, 15:30, LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM

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African champions suffer PSL homecoming defeat

by BackPageTXT

Sun October 30, 17:56

Mamelodi Sundowns suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cape Town City in their first Absa Premiership outing since being crowned African champions, at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday afternoon.

A brace from Lebogang Manyama leading the newly formed PSL club to a famous win over what looked a tired Brazilians outfit, on a warm day in the South African capital.

Victory moves City up to fifth place on the log standings while Sundowns remain rooted to the bottom. The reigning league champions, though, have only played two games this season.

Manyama opened the scoring on 22 minutes with the City skipper latching onto a pull-back from Aubrey Ngoma to silence the home crowd.

Sundowns went in immediate search of the equaliser and created chances through Khama Billiat and Hlompho Kekana, but on both occasions Shu-Aib Walters was up to the task.

City should have extended their lead in the 43rd minute, but provider failed to turn scorer as Ngoma directed his attempt straight at Asavela Mbekile with the goal at his mercy.

Sundowns clawed their way back into the game through Thabo Nthethe in the 58th minute.' Mr Cool' latching onto Billiat's pin-point cross from a free-kick; nodding the ball past Walters who had no chance.

The visitors, though, were not to be denied all three points and after Lehlohonolo Majoro fluffed a glorious chance, up popped Manyama to complete his double in the 83rd minute. The former SuperSport United man stroking home the winner following good work from Mpho Matsi and Ngoma.

Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 1 (Nthethe 58')
Cape Town City (1) 2 (Manyama 22' 83')

Mamelodi Sundowns: Mweene; Langerman, Nthethe, Arendse, Mbekile (T.Zwane 46') - Mabunda, Kekana - Vilakazi (Modise 59'), Tau (Mashaba 78'), Morena - Billiat

Cape Town City: Walters; Seedat, Johannes, Gumede, Mkhize - Matsi - Mokeke (Mashikinya 69'), Ndoda (Majoro 46') - Ngoma, Manyama, Jayiya (Masina 76')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS
2. Thabo Nthethe (58') 8. Lebogang Manyama (22')
8. Lebogang Manyama (83')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
16
Defender
58'
2
Defender
2
Defender
68'
6
Defender
27
Midfielder
46'
5
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
90 + 2'
6
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
22'
83'
8
Midfielder
78'
22
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
59'
11
Midfielder
46'
26
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
69'
21
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
76'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Themba Zwane
Midfielder
46'
18
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Forward/Striker
46'
45
Teko Modise
Midfielder
59'
10
Given Mashikinya
Midfielder
69'
17
Mzikayise Mashaba
Midfielder
78'
19
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
76'
24
CARDS
Wayne Arendse
Defender
68'
6
Ebrahim Seedat
Midfielder
90 + 2'
6
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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