Mamelodi Sundowns and Other Petty Rivals Troll Kaizer Chiefs on "Lord Kambala Day" Anniversary, 5 September

Mamelodi Sundowns and Other Petty Rivals Troll Kaizer Chiefs on "Lord Kambala Day" Anniversary, 5 September

Keba Mothoagae
September 6, 2022 at 11:03 AM
  • South African football fans never fail when it comes to racing each other to the bottom when it comes to spite
  • Mamelodi Sundowns supporters, as well as gleeful allies, did not miss the chance to troll Kaizer Chiefs
  • This was on the anniversary of the Amakhosi imploding in what appeared to be a guaranteed ABSA Premiership title back in 2020

Kaizer Chiefs' failure in gunning for glory is clearly a source of great mirth for their rivals.

The date 05 September 2020 will live on long in the memory of South African football watchers. It was the day Mamelodi Sundowns somehow completed an improbable come-from-behind ABSA Premiership title victory over Kaizer Chiefs, who had led by as much as 13 points before the COVID-19-induced break in March of that year.

manuel kambala, kaizer chiefs, mamelodi sundowns, baroka fc
Former Baroka FC player Manuel Kambala (foreground) played a pivotal role in where the 2019/20 ABSA Premiership title would go. Image source: @Sir_M_Charles.
Source: Twitter

On the final day of the extended season, Chiefs needed just a victory against Baroka FC at an empty Bidvest Stadium inside the "bio-bubble", while Sundowns had to defeat Black Leopards handily, hoping the Amakhosi stumbled to a draw or worse against Bakgaga ba Mphahlele.

The Brazilians duly thumped Lidoda Duvha 3-0 via a Lebohang Maboe hat-trick at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto, nervously awaiting the Chiefs result. Khama Billiat gave Chiefs a 39th-minute lead, before Manuel Kambala equalised in the 59th minute.

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This goal would prove to be critical, as Chiefs (57 points) were pipped to the title by two points by Sundowns (59 points), having had the superior goal difference all along. Fittingly, the point Baroka got saved them from relegation.

The Mozambican Kambala's goal has gone down in history, with the date of this dramatic ending being remembered as "Lord Kambala Day" by Sundowns supporters as well as Chiefs' rivals.

Revitalised Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune hits back at his haters via rapper eMTee

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is back on the up.

As reported by Sports Brief, the 35-year-old Bafana Bafana goalkeeper has found himself back in the starting lineup at Naturena after a season out in the wilderness. He was the hero in the team's penalty shoot-out victory over Stellenbosch FC in the MTN 8 quarterfinal two weekends ago.

With an extra spring in his step, The Citizen reported that Khune posted eMTee's song 'We Up' clearly but subtly aimed toward those who believed the end of the road had been reached in his time at the club.

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