Mamelodi Sundowns have lost their first Absa Premiership match in six months after a 3-1 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic at the Atteridgeville Stadium on Wednesday. Sundowns, who last lost a league match back in September 2015, had a terrible night right from the start. Lyle Lakay managed to put the visitors in the lead as early as the fourth minute.
Downs threatened to pull one back after a well delivered free kick by Teko Modise but Leonardo Castro’s header was wide. Modise had his penalty saved by Patrick Tignyemb as the hosts wasted the chance to level the score. Abdoul Razak made a good run to beat the offside trap and doubled the lead for the visitors, and the pain for the Brazilians.
Serame Letsoaka’s lads continued on their merry way as former Moroka Swallows player Lantshene Phalane scored the third goal to put his team in a commanding position. Wayne Arendse pulled one back for the Tshwane boys with a fine header. There was no real threat posed by the log leaders to change the scoreboard on a miserable night for the capital club.
Hlompo Kekana received his marching orders later in the game after a second yellow card. In the end, Masandawana missed the chance to equal a record of 19 league matches unbeaten. The worrying factor for Pitso Mosimane is that his men’s lead has been trimmed to four points after Bidvest Wits defeated Orlando Piraets to keep their league hopes alive.