JOHANNESBURG. Mamelodi Sundowns conquers Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 after N. Maema scored just 1 goal (21′). Mamelodi Sundowns was vastly better in terms of ball possession (66%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the FNB Stadium stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Sikhumbuzo Gasa with the help of Kgara Mokoena and Athenkosi Ndongeni. The 4th official was Moreki Lekwape. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 22.2 degrees Celsius or 71.96 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 43%.
Mamelodi Sundowns had a superior ball possession 66% while Kaizer Chiefs was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Mamelodi Sundowns was more pushing with 62 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Mamelodi Sundowns won the encounter.
Kaizer Chiefs shot 8 times, 1 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Mamelodi Sundowns shot 9 times, 2 on target, 4 off target.
Kaizer Chiefs received 2 yellow cards (Yusuf Maart and Siyethemba Sithebe). Talking about the opposition, Mamelodi Sundowns received 5 yellow cards (Peter Shalulile, Erwin Saavedra , Khuliso Mudau, R. Williams and Erwin Saavedra ).
After this match, Kaizer Chiefs will stay with 24 points like Sekhukhune United to remain in the 6th place. Regarding the opposition, Mamelodi Sundowns will have 49 points to hold in the 1st place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Kaizer Chiefs will host Moroka Swallows on the 2nd of May with a 12-5 head to head stats in favor of Kaizer Chiefs (8 draws).
Mamelodi Sundowns will play away agasint Marumo Gallants FC on the 13th of May with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Mamelodi Sundowns (2 draws).
Kaizer Chiefs – Formation
Kaizer Chiefs started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Arthur Zwane decided to play with the following team: Itumeleng Khune, Sfiso Sandile Hlanti, Alton Zitha Macheke, Edmilson Gabriel Dove, Reeve Frosler, Keagan Dolly, Moegamat Yusuf Maart, Nkosingiphile Nhlakanipho Ngcobo, Samkelo Zwane, Ashley Du Preez and Bonfilscaleb Bimenyimana.
The home team had on the bench: Lehlogonolo George Matlou, Dillon Peter Solomons, Happy Mashiane, Siyethemba Sithebe, Mduduzi Shabalala, Kgaogelo Rathete Sekgota, Wandile Duba, Siyabonga Ngezana and Brandon Petersen.
Kaizer Chiefs made 4 changes: Samkelo Zwane for Siyethemba Sithebe (46′), Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana for Wandile Duba (65′), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo for Kgaogelo Sekgota (75′) and Keagan Dolly for Mduduzi Shabalala (86′).
Mamelodi Sundowns – Formation
Mamelodi Sundowns started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
Rhulani Mokwena played with: Ronwen Williams, Gomolemo Grant Kekana, Themba Zwane, Mothobi Mvala, Maphosa Modiba, Marcelo Ivan Allende Bravo, Teboho Mokoena, Khuliso Johnson Mudau, Cassius Mailula, Peter Shalulile and Neo Maema.
They had on the bench: Sifiso Ngobeni, Sphelele Mkhulise, Sipho Percevale Mbule, Thapelo James Morena, Denis Masinde Onyango, Erwin Mario Saavedra Flores, Leandro Gastón Sirino, Amethyst Bradley Ralani and Rushine De Reuck.
Mamelodi Sundowns made 5 changes: Peter Shalulile for Gastón Sirino (72′), Cassius Mailula for Sipho Mbule (78′), Themba Zwane for Erwin Saavedra (79′), Aubrey Modiba for Sphelele Mkhulise (90′) and Marcelo Allende for Thapelo Morena (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.