Sundowns came away 1-2 winners in the Tshwane derby against Supersport United on Sunday afternoon.
A strange thing happened yesterday. For the first time ever, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates supporters came together and supported the latter in their quest to (a.) not lose against Mamelodi Sundowns and (b.) preferably beat them.
Mamelodi Sundowns came into the game nine points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a game in hand. A loss against Pirates would equal the number of matches played with Chiefs but the lead would stay intact. Downs went a goal down in the first half and never recovered.
Last night for the first time in maybe history, Kaizer Chiefs supporters were on the side of Orlando Pirates when they met Mamelodi Sundowns. The Buccaneers beat The Brazilians at home for the first time since 2011
“No one calls, and what I’ve heard, I think people have this illusion that I’m asking for big money… I don’t know about that,” said George Lebese On Robert Marawa’s Marawa TV.
The former Kaizer Chiefs attacking midfielder has been without a club since Mamelodi Sundowns decided not to renew his contract three months ago. It was rumoured this week that Amazulu were kind of interested but decided to pull the plug on that idea. Supersport United, a club he played for on loan for last season, were said to have called dibs on the 30-year-old’s signature after he left Downs. They changed their mind later when they figured Lebese would be a surplus to their requirement.
“Well, I think for now we are focusing on the players we have, I think we’ve got enough numbers in that position,” Supersport United coach Kaitano Tembo said.
“We’ve got [Aubrey] Modiba, [Kudakwashe] Mahachi, [Thabo] Qalinge and [Evans] Rusike so we are a bit loaded in that department for now, so we will only focus on what we have at the moment.”
Last weekend Pitso Mosimane’s Mamelodi Sundowns lost their second league game 3-2 against Golden Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.
“As I said difficult game, what can you say difficult conditions for both teams obviously. Ja, the biggest mistake by our number one goalkeeper [Denis Onyango], it happens, it’s the conditions,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV in his post-game interview.
The ‘mistake’ or as the 2000’s call it ‘epic fail’ he was referring to was Denis Onyango’s error which led to Golden Arrows’ equalising goal. A seemingly harmless shot by Golden Arrows midfielder Danny Phiri slipped through the goalkeeper’s hands, went through his legs, and rolled over the goalline slower than a tortoise with arthritis.
“We know how we lost to be honest,
“I hope Denis mentally can recover from that because normally the bounce should bounce in front of the goalkeeper, but because of the conditions the bounce couldn’t favour him.” said Mosimane
If Pitso thinks the reason they lost the game was because of a goalkeeping error then he needs to give me some of the medication he is on. More on that later. Continue Reading