Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Sundowns survive Chippa scare



A first half goal from Welcome Qalanto was cancelled out by a second half strike from Wayne Arendse as Chippa United held Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night.

All the early pressure was coming form ‘Downs as they controlled the possession stakes and passed the ball around the park immaculately.

Still despite, their utter dominance on the ball the Brazilians were unable to really create clear-cut chances in front of goal. Instead, that final shot or pass lacked the quality of the build-up play.

Themba Zwane did have an early sight on goal, though, when a swift passing movement on the edge of the box saw the Sundowns man find space 16-yards out, but he fired high and wide of the target in the fourth minute.

The next chance on goal came in the 14th minute from a set-piece for the away side.

Veteran, Esrom Nyandoro, who hasn’t found the back of the net in two and a half years, struck a 35-yard thunderbolt which went inches wide of the target.

This video is not available in your region
Then on the half hour mark, very much against the run of play, after Sundowns controlled 60 percent of the possession, Chippa took the lead from a well-worked set piece.

The ball was whipped into the box from a free-kick on the left side of the box and Welcome Qalanto rose highest at the front post to skilfully head home from six-yards out, 1-0.

Sundowns were shocked by the goal and tried to fight their way back into the match. Nonetheless, despite their continued dominance they went into the halftime break trailing by a goal.

The second 45 saw a wave of yellow attack the Chippa goal, but still, despite over 75 percent possession, the Brazilians struggled to find an equalising goal.

Nonetheless, Sundowns continued to attack and second half substitute, Teko Modise, came close to finding that equaliser in the 67th minute when he saw his 25-yard shot strike the crossbar.

Two minutes later, though, the Brazilians did find the goal they so desperately wanted and perhaps deserved.

Wayne Arendse rose highest at a corner-kick to powerful head home from eight-yards out to level matters, 1-1.

Sundowns continued to press forward, but the Chippa defence held firm as the two teams shared the spoils.

Chippa United (1) 1 (Qalanto 30’)

Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 1 (Arendse 69’)

Teams

Chippa: Kassaly; Moonsamy, Mvalo, Okwuosa, Tomanyane, Siwahla, Sali (Bovu 73’), Cohen (Ngothani 85’), Twala, Qalanto, Risser (Idrissa 75’)

Sundowns: Sandilands; Mabaso, W. Arendse, Mwanjale, Langerman, Laffor (Henyekane 46’), Nyandoro, Zwane, Pelembe, Mphela (Rodgers 87’), Mushekwi (Modise 61’)

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...