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Team Mamelodi Sundowns: 14 Onyango, 27 Morena, 2 Madisha, 5 Lebusa, 4 Langerman, 24 Seabi, 8 Kekana, 18 Zwane, 10 Sirino, 11 Vilakazi, 33 Maboe. Subs: 30 Pieterse, 13 Mabunda, 5 Jali, 29 Soumahoro, 26 Makgwala, 17 Mahlambi, 16 Ngcongca.
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Team Chippa United: 30 Tignyemb, 17 Damons, 47 Nsabiyumva, 20 K Moyo, 14 E Moyo, 44 Komane, 13 Maphangule, 8 Rakhale, 7 Mbenyane, 32 Lentjies, 19 R Manzini.
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The last time when these two met in the 2018/19 season, Sundowns defeated Chippa 3-2 at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria.
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Sundowns started their defence of the Premiership with superb goals from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Themba Zwane. Chippa United on the other hand were left frustrated, as they failed to convert their dominance against Stellenbosch into goals.
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These teams have only played one game this season. Sundowns defeated local rivals SuperSport United 2-0, while Chippa had to settle for a goalless draw against newly promoted Stellenbosch.
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Welcome to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for this ABSA Premiership clash between Chippa United and Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Port Elizabeth! Our referee is Victor Gomes.
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It is a busy start from both teams and the first shot come Sundowns' way, as Kekana fires it wide of goal.
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Sundowns are enjoying most of the possession now and are slowly edging their way towards the Chippa six-yard box.
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Sundowns secure the first corner and Gastón Sirino is all over it. The execution is not the best and Chippa launch a counter-attack, but the final long-range shot at goal is rather ambitious.
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A second Sundowns corner by Sirino is well cleared by Chippa.
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Seabi hands possession to Kurt Lentjies and Chippa launch another counter-attack. The final strike is just too powerful and the keeper clears.
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Sundowns continue to push forward and the final Zwane shot is well wide. They are struggling to find a shot on target here.
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Chippa secure another corner, but great work by Kekana to clear the present danger.
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Another promising Sundowns attack ends with the offside flag being aised against Zwane.
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We have played 28 minutes now and to be fair, neither keeper has had much to do thus far.
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Chippa are now beginning to look stronger as the half goes on. Can they work on causing an upset?
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Sirino tries to find Kekana in the Chippa box, but he is well shut out by Mbenyane.
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GOAL, MAMELODI SUNDOWNS, MABOE! (0-1). After just wasting a chance himself, Lebohang Maboe finds the back of the net after some clever acurate passing and a good offload from Vilakazi. They deserve their lead.
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That goal has certainly put a spring in the Sundowns step, as they push forward yet again.
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Sundowns have enjoyed 64% of the possession thus far.
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HALF-TIME: CHIPPA UNITED 0-1 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Sundowns deserve to take a lead into the break and they have stuck with their plan and they are looking good.
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We will have one minute of time added on for stoppages.
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Kick-off: We are back underway in the second half.
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SUBSTITUTION: We had a change at the break for Mamelodi Sundowns. Makgalwa is on to replace Sirino.
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MISS! How did that not go in? Sundowns secure the first corner of the second half and what should have been an easy tap-in ends in a lucky let-off for Chippa. Zwane, Maboe and Makgalwa could not make that work
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YELLOW! Mamelodi Sundowns' Lentjies earns the first caution of the game after a rather silly foul.
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CHANCE! A golden opportunity for Chippa is well cleared by Onyango and the subsequent corner is also cleared. Great work by the man regarded as the best keeper in Africa.
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SUBSTITUTION: We have a first change for Chippa United. Malepe is on to replace Manzini. In the meantime Vilakazi runs perfectly into space and just has to finish it off, but pushes it over the cross-bar! Poor finish!
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Chippa secure another corner, but it is well blocked by the Sundowns defence.
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Sundowns secure their sixth corner of the game. Makgalwa takes it, but Chippa do well to clear any danger.
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SUBSTITUTION: We have another change for Chippa United. Lerato Manzini replaces Thabo Rakhale.
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The official attendance here this evening is 9,002, which is a good turn-out on a cold Wednesday evening.
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SUBSTITUTION: We have a stoppage in play and then Mamelodi Sundowns is forced into a change. Samuel Mabunda is on to replace Sammy Seabi, who is stretchered off.
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Sundowns come again and then Vilakazi has an opportunity, but the final header is not powerful eneough and Amour Tignyemb clears easily. Minutes later the keeper saves another good effort.
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SUBSTITUTION: Chippa United make another change and Xolani Maholo replaces Andile Mbenyane.
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Denis Onyango confidently punches away another dangerous Chippa United corner. We also have a stoppage in play.
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SUBSTITUTION: Mamelodi Sundowns make a final change and Maboe is off and he has been replaced by Phakamani Mahlambi.
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YELLOW! Keletso Makgalwa has a run down the left for Sundowns and beats Komane, who then fouls him. Komane earns a booking as a result.
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FULL-TIME: CHIPPA UNITED 1-1 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Great work by Chippa United to snatch a 90th minute goal and level the scores. Sundowns will see this as points dropped. Thank you for joining us.
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YELLOW! Zwane is booked after making some comments to the referee.
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GOAL, CHIPPA UNITED, MAPHANGULE! (1-1). In what will most likely be the final corner of the game, Lentjies sends it in and it results in chaos within the Sundowns area. In the end poor defending by Sundowns means Chippa earns a valuable equalizer.
Chippa United
Mamelodi Sundowns
1
Goal Scorers
1
90' Meshack Ma...
35' Lebohang M...
2
Yellow Cards
1
54' Kurt Lentjies
86' Boikanyo K...
95' Themba Zwane
0
Red Cards
0
11
Squad
11
Andile Mben...
Thabo Rakhale
Meshack Map...
Elvis Moyo
Gregory Damons
Rhulani Man...
Kevin Moyo
Amour Tignyemb
Kurt Lentjies
Boikanyo Ko...
Frederic Ns...
7
8
13
14
17
19
20
30
32
44
47
2
4
5
8
10
11
14
18
24
27
33
Motjeka Mad...
Tebogo Lang...
Mosa Lebusa
Hlompho Kekana
Gastón Sirino
Sibusiso Vi...
Denis Onyango
Themba Zwane
Thapelo Morena
Lebohang Maboe
5
Reserves
7
Sandile Mth...
Lerato Manzini
Mzikayise M...
Xolani Maholo
Veli Mothwa
3
9
10
33
34
13
15
16
17
26
29
30
Samuel Mabunda
Andile Jali
Anele Ngcongca
Phakamani M...
Keletso Mak...
Bangaly Sou...
Reyaad Piet...