CHIEFS, DOWNS THRILLER ENDS IN A DRAW

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns played out a goalless stalemate in their Absa Premiership clash at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday night.

In a match which started 15 minutes late due to the influx of a huge attendance at ‘Soccer City’, the two heavyweights cancelled each other out, leaving the Brazilians on top of the log with 35 points, while the Amakhosi are third on 30 points – level with Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City (who have a game in hand and play on Sunday).

Chiefs enjoyed the early chances, the first of which arrived in the eighth minute and saw Dumisani Zuma send a shot wide of the target after goalkeeper Denis Onyango had put his defence under pressure with a poor clearance.

On 14 minutes Ryan Moon headed wide of the near post from a Siphiwe Tshabalala corner kick, while midway through the first half ‘Shabba’ sent in a low cross which deflected off the knee of defender Bangaly Soumahoro and almost looped into the goal.

On 38 minutes Sundowns had a great chance to steal the lead when a poor defensive header fell perfectly for Percy Tau, but the striker’s headed effort was comfortably saved by ‘keeper Itumeleng Khune.

Sundowns made their first change a few minutes before the hour mark, withdrawing Sibusiso Vilakazi to replace him with Jeremy Brockie, while Chiefs responded quickly with the introduction of former Brazilians striker Leonardo Castro, as well as fellow South American Gustavo Paez.

Both teams may have boosted their attack with second-half substitutions, but genuine scoring chances were few and far between. Brockie had a couple of threatening moments in trying to get onto crosses from the left flank, but couldn’t make anything of either.

On 78 minutes the Amakhosi twice saw the frame of their goal hit, with Tau first striking the base of Khune’s right-hand post with a great shot on the turn, before Brockie got onto the rebound and sent a rising shot against the crossbar.

Chiefs had a good late chance of their own in the 86th minute when Willard Katsande arrived late at the far post to meet a cross, but he sent his header over the top of the target to leave the game locked at 0-0.

TEAMS

Chiefs: Khune, Moleko, Cardoso, Hadebe, Ngezana, Zulu, Katsande, Maluleka, Tshabalala (Paez 68’), Zuma (Ntshangase 76’), Moon (Castro 63’)

Sundowns: Onyango, Madisha, Nascimento, Soumahoro, Langerman, Manyisa, Kekana, Mabunda, Billiat (Sirino 77’), Vilakazi (Brockie 57’), Tau.

77 Responses
  1. muzi kunene

    I think if we played the same line-up yesterday like that one in a game against Platinum Stars we would be beaten Chiefs, Vilakazi is not a striker he’s more dangerous when he plays behind the strikers but our coach thought of bringing Kekana whom to me is off form nowadays.
    Another one I don’t think Tau learnt from his mistakes because he keeps on repeating the same thing every time don’t take anything away from his good play but he’s costing us big time maybe if he comes on from the bench he will be more dangerous just like Baxter utilize him at Bafana.Anyway all is not lost because we are still number one hope to see Brockie and Sirino starting in our next game,Kby forever.

  2. zipho

    da moment I saw kekana in da starting lineup I knew we would not play well cos he loses position with his predictable long balls,he mst jst sit on da bench

  3. Hard luck Masandawana.we played very well.created good chances and could not finish them.I am also happy that cape town city drew their game so only the rats closed the gap with 2 points,

  4. Romarioo

    I’m not happy with our performance, why defend when our style is to attack? l’ve never seen barca play defensive no matter which team they play against. why play with 3 defensive midfielders? our attackers had no proper supply of the ball so we were not a threat! kekana, madisha and langa are struggling week in and week out.

  5. bucks

    Langa is in the team because of selective justice in the team. Pitso is running out of depth and he will say things that are not relevant

    1. Members Pitso is the best coach in Africa,all the people who complains about him are just jealous of him and let me make it clear,”PITSO IS GOING NOWHERE” we struggled to get a coach like Pitso,he has his own challenges but that does not make him a bad coach.those who are not happy the gate was long open.

  6. futbal fan

    You know when some say our coach has his favourites we shout at them but listening to his pre-match interview where he praised Vila for having scored in the Platinum game and that he now has to be shown respect by starting the game, one wonders why it should only be him who deserves that kind of respect. Lebese previously scored & was nowhere to be found the next game, Laffor scored league winners that other season but would never receive the same respect referred to here. I just do not understand why my team believes in this make shift squad while we have so much armoury at our disposal. In attack Vila is not the best upfront, I think Brockie should have started. Mr. Manyisa, with all due respect, in my opinion doesn’t offer us anything going forward nor defensively.
    We have certainly just become a very ordinary and predictable outing, how can we pride ourselves for drawing with the weakest KC squad. I bet with you if Chiefs can just procure half the quality we have we just gonna be in trouble…..

    1. DESIRE KABONGO

      Good point. I still don’t understand what Mr Manyisa is doing on field of play, it looks like we were one man down. Leaving “MSHISHI” on the bench, I don’t understand. We didn’t lose yes, but we have to talk about certain issues.

    2. Member you are talking rubbish,Pitso have on many occasions praised Anthony,you comments are not assisting here.Webmaster close this comments section.this stupid things are confusing our coach.we don’t need things like this at the team.

  7. Downs4life-bulls

    We have 2 collect more 3-points bcoz the games r getting less n more less with every game that passes so starting with the (cape town city) match we need to start moving with the winning-streak so at least should we win our 5 consecutive coming games then we would be in a serious roll period. We now have 2 dig deeper n start winning again bcoz the chasing pack r gaining momentum n we need to pull away from all of them by winning 5 games in a row so that should be our new task n mission ‘winning 5 games in a row’ starting with the (cape town city) game going forward.we have neva beaten (cape town city) since they were innovated so their punishment starts now going forward ‘enough is enough’ we have 2 get 3-points from them n not put ourselves under pressure by dropping points so 3-points against (city) is a must period.

    I know our players r working n doing everything in their powers 2 win us the league but I believe they have 2 work even more harder n dig deeper than they doing now n work even smartest of smart bcoz other teams shall never make it easier 4 us so we have 2 grind for 3-points ourselves n don’t depend on favours from other teams period. Our players must die in the pitch n show the hunger 2 win at all costs bcoz (Mr motsepe) deserves best returns in his investment bcoz he goes overboard in making sure everybody is happy so everybody at (sundowns) must work extra hard n go overboard in making our president satisfied n happy even we the supporters have duty 2 fulfill in packing the stadiums with yellow regalia full so the team needs everybody n everybody needs the team so let’s all give 200% n let’s all dig deeper n work extra hard n give our all for the sake of the growth of the team period. We have 2 beat (cape town city) 4 the first time against all odds n take-off the pressure on us by winning no questions asked. All the best my dear beloved coach n good luck!

    Good luck sundowns! #kby4life

  8. I’ve always maintained that our coach is tactically bankrupt and he’s proven it once again on Saturday. I was so angry with him when he was praising Manyisa, Kekana and Madisha after the game for their perfomances and that he wanted to introduce Mshishi deep in injury time. If we want to dominate SA football for a very long time, we need to get a knowledgeable coach

    1. futbal fan

      My brother, Sundowns should have been the team to beat for the past 5 seasons while Khoza & his brother were still enjoying a nap & on a hangover of being referred to as Soweto giants for nothing.
      If you look closely they have now woken from their sleep and Pitso seems not to realise it. In my view there’s absolute lack of cohesion from the back to the midfield and the forwards. We sincerely need talent that can aid movement from the back to the forwards & add numbers forward when in attack. The current right & left backs are also found wanting coz they run short of ideas when in possession & easily get dispossessed and subject our shaky center backs to unnecessary pressure – Bangaly has saved us from embarrassment a number of times.

      Mr. Mosimane has served us well & I think there’s need for technical shake-up, complacency has taken the better of us of recently.

    2. babalo

      Comment* & that knowledgeable coach is none other than the one & only pitso mosimane. perhaps you should have searched for one when we went 6 years without a trophy & before we were heading for nfd, because since then we found the most knowledgeable of coaches

      1. futbal fan

        Express your views & emphasise them with facts. Also do us a favour by not implying that Pitso is the best thing that ever happened to Sundowns, a view that I unfortunately do not share & many others who support this club. There are just many other good coaches around the world & in the PSL, their only undoing is just that aren’t lucky to have the armoury Sundowns has.
        In my view Sundowns should be a feared brand like Barcelona, Real Madrid & Manchester City & I doubt if we can achieve that with Pitso.

      2. His Majesty Yellow commander

        You guys ntate gave you the sun to you, you said it was too bright
        He gave you diamond rings, you said they didn’t shine
        He gave my world renowned coaches to you, you were still complaining.

        With high profile coaches we were crying day and night with poor results. Pitso came delivered but still you complain he’s bankrupt – he a human being like any he’s bound to make mistakes like anybody. If I were to ask you which coach can take over at Sundowns I’m sure you’ll scratch your head first as the answer is far

        1. futbal fan

          Yellow Commander you are very correct, I’m scratching my head coz I don’t have the privilege to select who comes or goes. However if you also had a grasp of the corporate world, you would understand that in order for an organisation to revamp itself, the top needs reshuffling. You cant keep the same fellows and expect different results unless they have the will to acclimatise with the changing surroundings.
          I am simply saying the playing field is changing and we need to see our technical team showing us that they are equally adapting.

  9. Downs4life-bulls

    Pitso-mosimane sir! Against (cape town city) please make sure that they can’t play their normal game by refusing them time n space to breathe nor make a pass nor build a combination play bcoz they hurt teams by their (through-balls) between defenders n r dangerous in beating the offside trap n even more dangerous when making crosses from both wing-play, ( Roland pusche ) pushes far forward n adding number in attacks, their also good in (set-piecess).

    Let’s make sure ( teko-modise,ayanda-patosi,roland-pusche,nana,martin,nodada) don’t have time and space to play nor breathe bcoz they are the focal point of their attacks n can be dangerous if given space or time 2 play n don’t forget that (teko) drifts in n out of their right-wing linking up with the pace of (Patosi n Martin) with a through balls in between defenders n beating offside trap is their stronger point of reference, at set-piecess those guys r athletic n there4 can jump higher n they contain lots of tricky set-piecess strategies so we must be arlet at all moments bcoz Benni don’t mind cheating to win at all costs period.

    Sundowns players must be very ‘athletic’ n ( mentally,physically,psycologically n emotionally) competent on the day n always concentrate,focus n read the game while playing bcoz those guys r a handful to contain at all times so we demand 200% commitment from everyone n play n defend as team n leave no spaces in between n please no ball-watching as everyone must fight together 2 achieve those 3-points period.
    We must win this match

    #kby4life

  10. Downs4life-bulls

    Pitso-mosimane sir! Please push 4 the (ben-motshwari) deal 2 happen now! Hlompho kekana must rest bcoz we need athletic players moving forward, hlompho kekana is a good player but how many games has he played so far? Way 2 many so he might be fartiquerd physically n mentally so he must rest a bit and (motshwari) can help him defensively n combatively so push it my coach. #kby4life

  11. Senzwa

    Even though the game was boring but good tactics from the coach. We are tired of being beaten by Chiefs who use small team mentality of counter attack.

  12. Mandla

    Thanks Masandawana. I like Madisha in the centre back, really he has no clue how to play a right back especially when in possession of the ball, very slow when running down the line with huge space to make a run. He marking is good but must be quick when attacking. Kaboyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellow

  13. Mphetshwa M

    Madisha is only a Sundowns player bcoz Pitso is a Sundowns coach otherwise that boy yinkomo period.Im sick&tired of romancing &spicing my words.Ppl r being tolerated costing the club dearly including this Madisha boy while others were not put even 1 second on the field of play like Mngonyama &were let go to accommodate amateurish errors from this boy.Madisha is just a big mistake happened to play for us.

    1. Member ,it seems like you are never going to be satisfied with the performance of the team although we are on top of the log.i think all what you have to do is to leave the team because the real sundowns SUPPORTERS ARE HAPPY.

  14. Nakana@ DOWNS4EVER

    Why fix it if is not broken?,I thought our coach learnt something when he benched Kekana against P/Stars and I was disappointed when he said Kekana was rested for Chiefs’ game and I knew then that we are not goin to win @ FNB.I said it b4 that Pitso is a caward,with all the arsenals at his disposal he’s still scared of Chiefs and expect other teams to beat Chiefs for him to win the league,I give up in this tactless coach.Barca thrashed Madrid and City demolished United and Chelsea to enhance their chances of winning the league,how about us?The Saturday line up except for Bangaly is the one that lost to Pirate,P/city and Cape Town city respectively,how can a wise coach revert to a losing combination?.We have more attacking players in the team but our coach put more defensive players in the field.WHY? I think Pitso need to be rested for 5 games,coz he doesn’t know or under estimate the strength of his team which is attack attack and attack.Lastly do you really think Pitso was gonna achieve if he was not coaching Downs?

    1. babalo

      good decision you must give up & leave now rather than later. we’ll do without you. & lastly supersport united was transformed to be what they are today by pitso. only those who wake up today & don’t know there was yesterday who think pitso can only achieve at sundowns

      1. futbal fan

        It has had a number of top class coaches ever since Pitso left for Bafana. Can you then attribute what we see at Downs to him & not the guys who came before him if we are to follow your logic?

    2. Member i think is the time you leave this team nobody asked you to join us,i don’t know if you are stupid or dumb.everytime you make a stupid comment.PLEASE WEBMASTER CLOSE THIS SECTION THIS STUPID THINGS DON’T KNOW HOW TO USE THIS PLATFORM.PLEASE VALA.

  15. Jaws Buda

    Some people are just jealous of Pitso’s contribution to Sundowns success and we respect you Sir Pitso because we still believe you are still going to take us to even greater heights and may God bless Sundowns family. KBY

  16. Heee banna, Xola Mlambo is also our product? Moes the whole PSL is full of our products, some of whom we also attempt to re-sign like Paseka Mako. Motsepe would be lying if he tells us that he’s getting returns on the investments from this team. This is actually an indictment on our senior team coaches as well

    1. @Dalom if most players in the leaque is from Sundowns that means we are doing very well.in therms of investments let me lecture you,this team is not business,i can see you are a rat or a Zebra.did the Chairman complain to you.mara you are really dumb.

  17. babalo

    what are you talking about man, what are u talking about? supersport were always perennial relegation candidates from days they were pretoria city. they were last promoted from then 2nd division to then nsl 1st division only in 1995. since then they only won 1 cup in 1997 under roy matthews. they were heading back to nfd’s mvelaphanda again when they fired roy, & his assistant pitso mosimane took over as caretaker coach. the caretaker just got results, saved the team, given job full time & finished runner up to the league for 2 seasons. from time pitso took over that team in 2001 they never respected the so-called big teams unlike small teams of that time. that mentality grew further & after 3 years they started challenging for trophies, they won many trophies with pitso like they were a big team, they were beating big teams in that process. supersport now was well established as the most feared team esp in cup competitions in the psl. remember they started from perennial relegation candidacies. they followed that trend for 6 years until pitso was roped into national team setup. so supersport were now transformed into 1 of the big teams by pitso & its only logical that once a team has tasted big success they would never again want to look back. they must make sure they make the right decisions financially, technically & in everything they do, so they stay there. of course they accumulated much money during pitso’s tenure & had acquired a sound sponsor. they then hired gavin hunt whom I think won’t submit that the 6 year’s work of pitso mosimane really helped him a lot in winning the league 3 seasons in a row & that is exposing him at wits now like in moroka swallows before s.sport united.

    I don’t know why you should involve sundowns here when we’re talking about pitso & supersport. I mean really I don’t think you just followed football yesterday. we who have been following the this team at least for the last decade know that sundowns last won anything with a nedbank cup against nfd’s mp.b. aces in 2008 under trott moloto, who then underperformed the following season & then there was a coaching merry go round as no coach became successful they all became flops including the decorated henri michel. it was a good 5 years that sundowns were finally succumbing to talk of relegation material & we became stuck at the foot of the log before pitso arrived & it was a good 6 years of drought before with all some famous global coaches failing with quality players being bought left, right & centre to no avail. pitso took 1 season & half to get sundowns the major 1 the 1 we always want to specialize in, the league. I don’t know what top class coaches you want us to attribute pitso’s success to at sundowns because only floppers that even led the team to unthinkable relegation. NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, everybody in mzansi, africa & the world is singing the success of mamelodi sundowns. sundowns is known across the world now (& tears start to cover my eyeballs when i’m saying this) it is all because of 1 man & 1 man only, PITSO MOSIMANE. HE IS THE GREATEST PSL COACH EVER & I love the fact that he is an african & a local who has played here. he has surpassed exports especially whites who are regarded as the best in these proffessions.

    pitso & sundowns are going places & will continue going places

    GO PITSO GO you were meant for it.

    1. futbal fan

      Babalo, I am unfortunately not a praise poet. I do not dispute the good Pitso has done for this team but I’m saying he has probably hit his peak & now going down the cliff, which is very normal in human nature.

      Secondly, lets both appreciate that you have your eyes and I also have mine & we seem not to see the same things out of our team’s play.

      I like Pitso (for what he has done for this team) but not the same love some fellows gave to Pres Zuma until we began to know that he was an ANC employee.

      I wish you don’t change your profile name by close of this league campaign so that I can see proof of what I mean now.

      Please Use the REPLY under my comment.

      1. Member you are talking nonsense,currently the team is on top of the log so what is your problem? after loosing Dolly and the injuries to our core players the coach bought the players and he is now busy building the team preparing for the CCL. you come in and instead of Supporting him you decide to criticize him.as i said you are abusing this platform.so please stop exposing your dumbness here we are sick and tired of CRITICS.

        1. futbal fan

          May I suggest that you refrain from insults, I was raised in an environ where insults weren’t permissible, attack my facts and not my person.

          Whether you are intelligent or not can simply be deduced from your utterances.

          Please allow me & Babalo to enjoy our engagements, we are adults who respect each other.

  18. Mphetshwa M

    Dalom,Sundowns produces a lot of talent its just that our coach always chooses a finished product.Like for example Abel Mabaso is better than Ngcongca who is always injury prone.Julies is better than Hatchi.Makgalwa is better than George Lebese,bcoz is more attack minded and knows the culture of the team bcoz is Sundowns development player. Mkhwanazi&Mngonyama r better than Nascimento bcoz every time we r under attack u just hold ur breath &Just wonder if he is not going to commit a foul.Pitso os is not a firm believer in youñgsters its just that Tau happened to b found when Rhulani was there.

  19. Jaws Buda

    @Babalo…. I fully agree with you member 110% Pitso is not just the greatest coach for Sundowns only but for the whole PSL and no one in his right mind can dispute that fact. KBY I remain.

  20. Pitso is the best thing that has ever happened to Downs we are feared by the so called big teams of Soweto.what more do you want Pitso to do cause we have a star because of his hard work and we are currently occupying first position on the log.come on guys let us be true supporters and followers please

  21. Nakana@ DOWNS4EVER

    Good coaches win trophies with limited resources,and good coaches go for every trophy on offer.You cannot say you sacrifice league for champions league when the are no guarantees u are going to win that champions league.We ended up winning nothing last season bcoz of you so called good coach and we have already lost out on three cups this season,including the champions league we were only playing for,we have already lost 6 league this season,what is good about all that?.In soccer we focus on the current season not the past hence Chelsea fired Morinho for making them end the season out of top 10 even though we won champions league with other teams.We won nothing last season and this season we are yet to win a cup.Some of us sounds like both Chiefs and Pirates supporters who are unable to distinguish between big and old,old is by age and big is by success hence we rank above the on the FIFA club ratings.We also spend big money recruiting players so even results should be big.

  22. Jaws Buda

    “Some of us sounds like both Chiefs and Pirates supporters who are unable to distinguish between big and old,old is by age and big is by success” I like your statement member so if I may ask you a question – just tell me who has brought success to this club? I guess your answer would be ” the so called good coach” . It is true that whether you do good or not people will always have something negative to say about you.

  23. Nakana@ DOWNS4EVER

    No member remember when Pitso won the league for the first time Billiat was injured most of the time that season,whenever we loose he would say ” is bcoz Billiat is injured”,that’s he played the likes of Cheeseboy and Moriri and we easily won the league.He won the league twice and failed to defend it on both occasions and b4 him we defended it twice.We are all greatful we won champions league and we are going to cherish that for eternity,but we didn’t go to group stages bcoz we won to qualify.Under the late Ted and Gordon we didn’t struggle against the likes of Chiefs and Pirates.During Ted’s reign Chiefs needed an aid from mr ref to stop us and during Gordon’s time we beat Chiefs,Pirates and Supersport in a week.Last season we last lost the league bcoz mr good coach played the same players who were eliminated in the champions league instead of mixing them with those who were fresh.

  24. Jaws Buda

    Point taken member but we must remember he is not Jesus he has his own flaws like everybody but I still feel he is still the right man for the job lets give him all the support he deserves.

  25. Nakana@ DOWNS4EVER

    Make no mistake he’s passionate about his job and is hard working coach hence he personally go out to convince top players in all over the world to join us,in that regard he is 2nd to none but he mostly holds back uneccessarily so.My point is the likes of Chiefs and Pirates are the tazzes of PSL now and we are the Ferrari but is u are scared to speed that Ferrari tazz shall obviously finish the race ahead of u.I know he sleeps late alone studying our opponents and he should also put more emphasis on identifying our weakness and strengths.One thing for sure we have more strength than weaknesses,we should use that to our advantage.Teams are scared of us,and we in turn fear them,we should respect not fear.If u watched the 4-3 thriller between Liverpool and City u would know what i mean.To win a game u need to score goals,to score goals your play and team selection should show,I mean against we only attacked with Vila,Tau and Billiat agains 7 Chiefs defensive players.

    1. Member you are making a stupid example,Ferrari is not the best car currently.Pitso made it clear that that was a tactical plan,on the very same day we created chances that we missed.we hit the woodwork twice,broockie and Villa could not connect,Percy headed straight to the keeper.but you still complain.

  26. Jaws Buda

    madisha and nascimento are horrible defenders i dont know if pitso thinks he will go any further on the champions league with those two in the starting line up

  27. Jaws Buda

    Yah nhe some members have adopted my name Jaws Buda just to make some confusion. To put the record straight I don’t support individuals but the team so whoever you are please don’t hide behind my name just come out and air your views in a proper way and it is clear now there are a lot of wolfs wearing sheep skin.

  28. babalo

    1 thing that must be clear to you man is that, pitso doesn’t have anything to prove to you. pitso has proven to all & sundry that he’s a knowledgeable & astute coach. the psl, mzansi, africa & the world excluding you have all witnessed pitso’s exploits as 1 of the best. talking of dry last season did you even consider what could have happened had the referee not robbed sundowns in the telkom knockout against supersport last season? remember that the ref confessed that sundowns should have won that game & wrongly denied them their legitimate goals for supersport to go through. we don’t know about this what I call your imaginary 6 leagues(or cups) we’ve already lost this season, that you’r trying to support yourself with, but imaginary things must remain in dreams not put on screens.

    you’r talking about spending big, sundowns didn’t start spending big with pitso at the helm. sundowns were always big spenders & even internationally acclaimed henri michelle flopped with great quality at his disposal. sundowns were continuing to spend big but perennially under-achieving throughout the barren years 2008/9-2012/13 when pitso stopped it & replaced it with buying wisely.

    so man if sundowns don’t win anything for another 2 years again, so what? what do you think. my answer would be that, he hasn’t won, end of story or are you expecting another answer?

  29. DESIRE KABONGO

    Democracy is also freedom of speech. I am free to think what so ever I want and express it. I don’t have to think like you and talk like you. How can you command the web master to shut down some members, WHO ARE YOU ??? CRAZY. How did you join Sundowns, were you recruited or it was your own will ???? This team does not belong to you nor to your family, you have no right, not at all to call people stupid. or go back to school it is never late. You keep on answering people like a made man.

    1. The very same democracy teaches you to identify yourself either as the Supporter of the team or the critic of the team.go back to your school and you will know the difference between the Supporter and the Critic.your comments which are your rights are impeding on mine.that of supporting the team.your comments are confusing the Coach and demotivating the players hence we are losing games.

  30. babalo

    I agree with u jaws buda some people here are just jealous of pitso’s success with sundowns. what I do notice is that their jealousy is racially motivated, hence anybody from afar would wonder if these people are ok upstairs, to be complaining when things have fallen into place for their team, when they were used to messy results & deep into gloom. but when they found the messiah who put them out of that mess & even made them a global force & unprecedented by no one in that regard, they want him out & even downplay all his successes. really he can’t associate them with sanity at all, because he won’t be aware of any racism in between as he could be seeing people of the same colour here & not aware of the weird mentality of some of these people. u know I never took this song of the 90’s that serious until now, “UMNT’ OMNYAM’ AKAFUN’ UKBON’ OMNY’ UMNT’ OMNYAM’ EYA PHAMBILI/PHEZULU. those guys must have learnt a great deal about the mentality of black people to have come up with a song that is that relevant as far as the mentality of many black people is concerned. many coaches were here, succeeded, some failed dismally. johan neeskens never won anything, nearly brought the brand sundowns to its knees, yet he was never treated like the way they do to pitso. coaches came & went leaving the team trophiless for a number of years. some coaches came with success & they were treated as heroes they were. & then this coach arrives comes with success, he surpasses every coach that has ever been at sundowns, they don’t approve of him. they try to force us into following their apparent discrimination against 1 coach. they even try to get us agree that pitso has reached his peak & can only go down now. i’m sorry to express this but “what a bull ….” why then can’t we run that distance & see that happening by our own eyes instead of having some pretenders who’r now quickly trying to be prophets of what the work of our coach is going to be like. maybe kick n bhoboza is right, some people r trying to drag us with them to their stupidity, thinking we can buy to their stupidity or we’ r all the same like them. they don’t want the reality that, there came an african 1 of our own for that matter, a south african who did play here, came & surprised many by surpassing even the greatest imports not only to the club but to the whole of psl. don’t mix things that don’t mix here. there is no democracy that allows “hate.” u can’t come here, claiming to express your views, crying freedom of speech wheras you’re on about unfounded accusations of the future but want to deal with that future now. do u expect us all to believe u in your future telling? that the coach will go down the cliff, so let’s have him out now. all coaches have had their point of no return & parted ways with us many in amicable ways & that is not about to change with pitso. sundowns is a very professional team & pitso & both are very sophisticated for their future to be decided by some few people roaming up & down the streets, probably who can’t sort out their own problems at home or their lives. let sundowns be & again let pitso be, & that means success, period.

  31. MOLOBEDU NO 1

    DAWANAS, really now Webster!!!!!!!! we are playing in just few hours but no article about the game. no update about injuries or anything relative to the match. MEMBERS this is a crisis cos this website does not serve its purpose @all. Is there anyone who knows where we can express our concerns about such shenanigans? HELP MEMBERS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Hopefully we’ll finally beat our hoodooo team tonight provided Oros/Hippo doesn’t come up with his favouratism again. Kekana, Manyisa and Villa shouldn’t all be playing at the same time if we were to prevail. The only reason Oros/Hippo looks like the best coach in the country is simply because he’s got the best materials in the country

  33. Mphetshwa M

    I’m just surprised by a number of ppl now wh r using this website as a platform to swear&lashing insults to other ppl.Its so strange bcoz they just insult ppl not knowing their age&background bcoz they happened to b obsessed with certain individuals&forgetting those individuals r not Sundowns but employees of Mamelodi Sundowns FC.Its so unfortunate that I’ll never reserve my expression in order to accommodate your feelings.Just skip&don’t read my comments.I’ll always speak my mind about anything that involves Sundowns.Pitso chose to coach Sundowns knowing we r crazy about Sundowns.If anybody wants to b a sissy,he must go to Arsenal where mediocrity is celebrated.We will always support&criticise,love&hate Pitso 4 the LOVE OF THIS GREAT TEAM CALLED SUNDOWNS.Pitso has never succumbed or cracked bcoz of our criticism.We r always behind u Pitso no matter how ppl view us &we know that u always listen to us KABOYELO I REMAIN.

  34. I would like to wish the true Yellow nation good luck for the crucial game tonight,let us run at them with Jeremy Brockie ,Percy, Khama , Mshish i,Aubrey,Anthony Laffor etc.If we can convert all the chances we create,the game will be won easily.close the back door completely and control the midfield with Hlompho and Tiyani Mabunda. I believe that tonight is the night.

  35. babalo

    members we need not to take things for granted, make unnecessary demands & all that stuff. we must understand that the team is undergoing a rebuilding phase. many of those who claim to know something or all about coaching will think it was just pure talent on its own that the famous & most feared cbd came to be born at our team. they don’t understand that it was a product of hardwork that took 4 years to complete.

    I remember a game we played against ajax c.town. I think it was in 2014/15, the game that had many penalty decisions for both sides. in that game we showed true sundowns style of play. we showed flair, but there was no cohesion or fluidity from the back upfront, hence it was not that difficult for a little stronger teams to score against us with us having all that possession. the game ended in a higher score. I think we won 3-2 or it was 3-3 if i’m not mistaken. what I want to point out in reference to this game is that, we thought it was the best of sundowns. we were there, we had very little or no clue we were heading to better & even greater heights by that time. & it was only to be just 1 & about a half season before we became the untouchables of sa football, then africa & participate in club world cup. what i’m trying to show here is that we were not aware that we were still undergoing a building phase that was slowly closing on completion.

    this is what I like about coaches who don’t hit the ground running. coaches who do that who achieve great results immediately don’t last for long at teams. the late ted dumitru would never last for more than 2 seasons at a team, gordon Igesund not more than 1 but would try out the 2nd season but the 2nd would end up a disaster & u would find the team fighting to avoid relegation at the end. zidane with real madrid also doesn’t surprise me with their dwindling form. he got immediate & amazing results as soon as he was hired. so a team that is built over some time guarantees a long & successful stay by the coach & longtime success by the team, if you can take alex ferguson’s example at man. united.

    we all know that the cbd has been dismantled now. the team has undergone 3 seasons without a break playing also in the cl. u can count the number of those games including cup games & cl games in 3 years that no other team in psl has undergone, including the travels. that handed us to our slump by our standards, hence we lost out to our league trophy & the subsequent cup competitions. I believe if it had not been the case we would have gone past wac & defended even the cl.

    but I must give praise to sundowns though, because they tried to compete. they gave a fight for it & they ended runner up against all 15 fresh teams in the league & we lost it only in the last 3 games. remember that teams that participate in cl/ccc even for 1 season usually end in bottom of the log, ask pirates, black leopards & s.sport as we’ r talking. now imagine 3 seasons of participation without a break. & these teams have partook in only 1 season, except for pirates who partook in 2 without a break. this in essence shows the quality of coaching that pitso has brought to this team as the team tried against all odds. it shows the team has been well coached throughout these years he’s been at the team. yes i’m not surprised by supersport’s situation because their coach was very new & even his predecessor has not been there for long. pirates are yet to make it back fully on form since. but slowly we’ r coming back, that’s what’s good about keeping a coach. look at pirates, they jumped into firing the coach eric tinkler without looking at the realities of that time & pirates are still struggling after 3 years when they thought they were kicking out the devil who was making them lose. & the devil just went & expanded another empire that was not fatigued, effectively becoming a timely blesser to c.t.city. sundowns now are rebuilding into that empire again, the empire that produced the most feared combination attacks in the continent.1 thing we must always know is that when you are still building a team, you must expect inconsistancies. something that is experienced by baxter at bafana, blowing hot & cold. its because he’s only starting. yes when we had a winning succession of games some fans thought, we were there. they thought we were back to those times when we were unbeatable, non drawing but only winning, hence many vent their anger at the coach & it should’nt be like that. so pitso knows that we’r under the building phase, so he’ s expecting inconsistancies. if there should be inconsistancies, you might lose some games esp to teams that are on a roll. so if you don’t approach those games carefully, they might prove too costly if u happen to lose in the end. so u wouldn’t want to ruin your chances of winning the league now. hence pitso was cautious in his approach of the chiefs game. I heard some fans uttering “hee hee pitso is a coward, how can he use caution against chiefs. hee hee we should be like barcelona, man city & real madrid.” the answer is we haven’t arrived there yet. yes when you have attained your goal in a team you can let the players run all over the pitch. those who have been following english football know that man. city were not like this last season, infact they were sometimes easily beaten by other teams. it even led to pep guardiola conceding that ‘maybe he can’t cope in english football’s level of competition.’ so city were still building last season & are enjoying the fruits at the moment.
    many who are always on about pitso seem to claim to know something or all about coaching yet they take things easy & claim to be sundowns fans but I don’t think so. I prefer to term them “pitsophobias”

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