Nedbank Cup last-32: Polokwane City vs African All Stars
Posted: 6 March 2016 Time: 14:59
Puleng Tlolane struck twice as Polokwane City beat African All Stars 2-0 in the last-32 of the Nedbank Cup on Sunday.
On a day where fellow PSL campaigners Chippa United were upset by a second-tier team in the shape of Baroka FC, Rise and Shine were able to book their place in the last-16 of the competition.
Polokwane coach Julio Leal rang the changes for this cup match, with defender Carlington Nyadombo the only man who played in their last outing, a 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs on February 23.
Rise and Shine took control of the match early on and established a 2-0 lead within the opening 20 minutes, as Tlolane scored two well-taken goals. The striker enjoyed a superb campaign in front of goal in 2014/15 and City supporters will hope this double signals a return to top form.
All Stars, who hail from the Gauteng stream of the ABC Motsepe League, looked to get themselves back in the game but were unable to match their topflight opponents on the day.
Yet being able to hold a PSL team goalless through the second half was a respectable achievement for All Stars.
Polokwane have matched their best showing in the Nedbank Cup by reaching the last-16, a feat they achieved in 2013.
Polokwane XI: Ndlovu, Barends, Ngobe, Nyadombo, Tema, Nene, Jembula, Langa, Kanyenda, Tlolane, Shiba.
All Stars XI: Gumede, Motaung, Rantho, Nhlapo, Zitho, Vilakazi, Mngomezulu, Lemako, Tshabalala, Kgope, Mthimkhulu.