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‘Maema can bench Ronaldo at Al-Nassr’ - Fans praise Mamelodi Sundowns' match-winner against SuperSport United

22:24 GMT+3 16/01/2023
Neo Maema Mamelodi Sundowns
The supporters were impressed by the 27-year-old’s display as he netted the only goal in Masandwana’s victory in the Tshwane derby.

Mamelodi Sundowns fans have showered praise on midfielder Neo Maema who scored the lone goal in their 1-0 victory over SuperSport United on Monday.

Maema profited from poor defending in the box to connect well with a loose ball to fire home in 43rd minute, with his tenacity in midfield making the Brazilians dangerous in the Tshwane derby.

While Sundowns fans were impressed with their team’s fighting spirit, they singled out the 27-year-old for special accolades, with some even claiming he is better than Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Neo Maema, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023

    Maema can bench Ronaldo

    That boy Neo Maema can put [Cristiano] Ronaldo on the bench at Al-Nassr FC. He's very dangerous and intelligent. -Emmanuel Tagor Sterling

  • Themba Zwane Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Zwane & Allende showing high standards

    I love the South African league [Themba] Zwane and [Marcelo] Allenda [are] my favourite. Standards too high. -Olicky Moono

  • Rhulani Mokwena Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Sundowns just lucky

    Sundowns are one lucky team. Chippa United tried by all means but the ball couldn't get into the net, same thing tonight [Monday]. SuperSport United dominating since [the] first half but they can't get the ball inside. -Mangaliso Mangi Sinetemba

  • Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2022

    Sundowns will win for an eternity

    Sundowns will take the league until Jesus Christ comes back because other teams are still building. -Elias Moseka

    Other 15 clubs should be ashamed of themselves. The PSL has become "Sunday Stokvel League Masters". -Simphiwe Njotini

  • Gift Motupa, Sphelele Mkhulise and Aubrey Modiba, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022

    Sundowns turning PSL into ‘Farmer’s league’

    The PSL has become boring. It is a farmer’s league. There is only one team there and all the best players want to go there. How can a team have three coaches? -Carladine Sepiso Mukamba

  • Peter Shalulile celebrates with his Mamelodi Sundowns teammates, January 2023

    Scouting session for Sundowns

    We all know that it's just a scouting session this one. Nothing serious. -Nkululeko Vee Gumede

    Buying success. You bought all their quality players and now celebrating victory over them.


  • Arthur Zwane, Kaizer Chiefs

    Kaizer Chiefs will shock Sundowns

    I do not know how but Kaizer Chiefs will surprise many on Saturday. Beware of a wounded lion. -Mlondi Mavuso

  • Gavin Hunt, SuperSport United

    SuperSport deserved a point

    Gavin hunt and 4-4-2 plus counter-attacks. He'll make your team struggle. We [Sundowns] almost saw a ghost. SuperSport deserved at least a draw. What a fight. -Nkuthalo Barley

  • Sipho Mbule, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Scrapy from Sundowns

    We did not have a great game. SuperSport made it very difficult for us. We couldn’t build from the back like we normally do, they were pressing us. Some very positive signs from [Sipho] Mbule, solid from [Mothibi] Mvala. -@EtoFilisDieWill

  • Thulani Hlatshwayo, SuperSport United, October 2022

    SuperSport the better side

    SuperSport United were a better team. But then if you don't score, you don't win. -Sisanda Nyathikazi