JOHANNESBURG. Mamelodi Sundowns defeats Orlando Pirates 1-0 after C. Mailula scored just 1 goal (6′).
The match was played at the Orlando Stadium stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Masixole Bambiso with the collaboration of Abi Kamohelo Ramutsindela and Sandile Dilikane. The 4th official was Kenneth Mamegwa. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 23.1 degrees Celsius or 73.63 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 56%.
- 0 Ball Possession 0
- 8 Total 6
- 2 On Target 4
- 6 Off Target 2
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 66 Attack 54
- 37 Dangerous attack 32
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 0 Corners 0
- 2 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
The overall ball possession was identical with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
None of the teams had a clear upper hand in terms of ball possession. Orlando Pirates was in possession of the ball for 0% of the time vs. Mamelodi Sundowns that controlled the ball for 0% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Orlando Pirates was more pushing with 37 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 2 were on target. Nonetheless, Mamelodi Sundowns succeeded in find the solution to win this contest.
Orlando Pirates shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Mamelodi Sundowns shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.
Orlando Pirates received 2 yellow cards (Thabang Monare and Innocent Maela). Regarding the opposition, Mamelodi Sundowns received 3 yellow cards (Themba Zwane, Khuliso Mudau and Sipho Mbule).
After this match, Orlando Pirates will stay with 28 points to sit in the 4th place. Talking about the opposition, Mamelodi Sundowns will have 55 points to hold in the 1st place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Orlando Pirates will play away against Moroka Swallows on the 3rd of March with a 4-3 head to head record in favor of Orlando Pirates (4 draws).
Mamelodi Sundowns will play away agasint Marumo Gallants FC on the 13th of May with a 3-0 head to head stats in favor of Mamelodi Sundowns (2 draws).
Orlando Pirates – Formation
Orlando Pirates adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Jose Riveiro decided to play with the following team: Chaine Sipho, Tapelo Xoki, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Innocent Maela, Bandile Shandu, Miguel Timm, Thabang Monare, Deon Hotto, Monnapule Saleng, Kermit Erasmus and Goodman Mosele.
The home team had on the bench: Terrence Dzvukamanja, Craig Martin, Vincent Pule, Kabelo Dlamini, Siyabonga Mpontshane, Ndumiso Mabena, Paseka Mako, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo and Sandile Mthethwa.
Orlando Pirates made 5 changes: Deon Hotto for Kabelo Dlamini (55′), G. Mosele for Maliele Pule (56′), Kermit Erasmus for Terrence Dzvukamanja (64′), Bandile Shandu for Ndumiso Mabena (75′) and Miguel Timm for Craig Martin (76′).
Mamelodi Sundowns – Formation
Also Mamelodi Sundowns adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
Rhulani Mokwena played with: Ronwen Williams, Khuliso Mudau, Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala, Thapelo Morena, Teboho Mokoena, Sphelele Mkhulise, Neo Maema, Cassius Mailula, Themba Zwane and Peter Shalulile.
These were the players on the bench: Sifiso Ngobeni, Amethyst Bradley Ralani, Andile Jali, Brian Onyango, Denis Onyango, Bongani Zungu, Sipho Mbule, Aubrey Maphosa Modiba, Jerome Karlese and Jerome Karelse.
Mamelodi Sundowns made 4 changes: Peter Shalulile for Sipho Mbule (65′), Sphelele Mkhulise for Maphosa Modiba (65′), Thapelo Morena for Sifiso Ngobeni (82′) and Cassius Mailula for Amethyst Ralani (87′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.
- Marumo Gallants FC – Sekhukhune United – 2-0
- SuperSport United – Cape Town City – 2-0
- Orlando Pirates – Mamelodi Sundowns – 0-1
- Golden Arrows – Royal AM – 1-2
- Chippa United – Stellenbosch – 1-2