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Sundowns beat Wits in Cup

Mamelodi Sundowns beat Bidvest Wits in Nedbank Cup

Posted: 25 March 2012 Time: 4:53 pm

Nyasha Mushekwi scored both goals as Mamelodi Sundowns eased into the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win over Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Zimbabwean striker has now racked up eight goals in the competition, having scored half a dozen in the Brazilians’ record 24-0 win over Powerlines FC in the previous round, but his scoring performance was the highlight of an otherwise uninspired showing from Johan Neeskens’ side.

The visitors never really got going in midfield or attack, allowing the Clever Boys to enjoy the lion’s share of possession for most of the match, but they proved efficient up front thanks to Mushekwi converting the only two real clear chances he had in the match.

Wits worked hard to ensure Sundowns weren’t able to settle into their usual passing game, and the home side’s quick attacks almost resulted in an early goal for Asive Langwe, who shot wide of the target in the fourth minute.

Yet on 19 minutes ‘Downs opened up Wits defence with such ease, as a diagonal ball set Richard Henyekane free down the left flank, who in turn pulled a pass back from the by-line for Nyasha Mushekwi to sweep home the opening goal of the match.

The second half continued in much the same manner, with Wits dominating ball possession but struggling to create chances, while Sundowns were pretty content at sitting back and looking to hit the home team on the counter.

Sandilands was called into one notable piece of action on the hour mark, coming quickly off his line to dive bravely at the feet of Bhongo Jayiya as the speedy attacker got in behind Sundowns’ defence.

With just under 20 minutes to play, ‘Downs took advantage of a poor piece of play by substitute David De Oliveira to make it 2-0. The Wits midfielder strangely tried to dribble inside his own penalty area but was dispossessed by Mushekwi, who duly buried his second goal of the day and killed off the game as a contest.

Wits: Baron; Gumede (Pule 63’), Batabaire, Mabizela, Phungwayo, Masalesa, Timm (De Oliveira 67’), Jayiya, Sib. Vilakazi (Sif. Vilakazi 79’), Langwe, Koapeng

Sundowns: Sandilands; Ngubane, Mwanjale, Xulu, Masenamela, Kekana, Nyandoro, Zwane, Mokoena (Mphela 73’), Mushekwi (Shongwe 90+1’), Henyekane (Laffor 82’)

Article by: AN Other

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 04:59 pm
i thnk mushekwi shud lead our striking 4c,if we wana win d league
YELLOW i remaing,
proud swazi
Anonymous
posted: 05:05 pm
While another team cries that they missed Jali hence their walloping, Sir Neeskens makes 70% changes to the regular team, putting the captain on the bench but still goes on to win. Damn this team is good. KBY!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:06 pm
The Yellow machine marches on, let's push on sechaba se-Yellow!

Sky's the limit!
Gwazyne
posted: 05:06 pm
Well done boys......................KBY it the end.
Anonymous
posted: 05:06 pm
Average performance by downs.

Bidvest is using wits as some social programe to maintain good relation with the government, they don't care about sa football how can Roger still be couch what is wits hoping to achieve, this is a historicaly rich team but now they challenge for nothing. Roger must come clean and not use our football as the we are giving back to society bulldust.ka
Anonymous
posted: 05:08 pm
Minwanana phezulu!! Hhola Masandawana maar i miss Musa Nyatamo in the mildfield and thanx Neeskesn for bring back Nyandoro in the mild of the park!! Khosi 4 Downs!! It sound good neh
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 05:08 pm
well done sundunusa, now whats left is for Zebras to not dissapoint us next weekend... as for that old underchieving Thug Life fc i don't give a crap about them.
Anonymous
posted: 05:13 pm
leboyelo, Wits is doing much morethan all the other PSL teams, with perhaps the exception of Ajax by bringing to the professional ranks great youngsters under Roger De Sa, dnt you dare accuse him of those things.
Anonymous
posted: 05:13 pm
Kickoff I'm still waiting for Black Leopard match report. They r representing
Mzansi.
Anonymous
posted: 05:14 pm
@MasterMind.....mnaka, trust me Neeskens has shown he knows exactly what he intends doing.

There are no injuries in our squad currently, partly to the reason being that the recovery of our players is top notch because the coach rotates the team without tempering much with it's rhythm......Nyasha sat out most of the Bucs match to preserve him for this one, which was also as important, and Killer played a cameo on this one to prepare him for the next.

Compare that with what's happening with our fallen Galaxies in India yase Fordsburg Plaza, you'll note that our rivals are priviledged to compete against someone of Neeskens calibre.....what a coach!

Mh, Sky's the limit!
Anonymous
posted: 05:37 pm
Ok b4 we talked abt our first half performance, let's all consider the pitch. In that way Wits won us the match with their choice of venue. We couldn't play, they themselves dismally failed to produce.
A win is a win Masandawane.
Yellow Amen
Gwazyne
posted: 05:42 pm
@Sweyts

You just killed me...........lol
You mean we must watch out for Fordsburg Pirates in the IPL............LOL
Gwazyne
posted: 05:46 pm
@Sweyts

You just killed me...........lol
You mean we must watch out for Fordsburg Pirates in the IPL............LOL
Anonymous
posted: 05:49 pm
Neeskens suprised me wth th starting eleven bt i did blv that we taking this one jst wish i cld c natama in future yellow i wl remain
Anonymous
posted: 05:56 pm
Ok gents I got Hlompho Kekane and Palicious in the studio .

Ok I will start with u mr kekane, Yellow made six changes for todays game but u still manage a gud result. What yo take

"We are the best team" Kekane

Ok mr palicious u made two changes from the team that played Yellow but u couldn't get a result?

"We missed Jali" Njenje

Talking abt a 1 man team vs the best team
Anonymous
posted: 05:58 pm
Well done boys and a big five to our coach: The Sky Is The Limit...KaboYellow
champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach
posted: 05:58 pm
"seyabonga hai seyabonga" singing ipcc song

weldone sundomi, i congratulate u even though de road luks striped in 2 in de third laps. mushekwi is a gud playa who deseve to b pirated not painted wth a yellow crayons...lets luk for a black enamel paint.
...................................
Sweytz

alwayz text fun stuff cos wen u try to be serias uzihlekisa nga-bantu. ur english is also screwed segolela can get n A in de same test u'll only manage to get roman figure x-w-i, tli.tli.tli.

pirates sapota until neeskens joins phuza wise
Anonymous
posted: 05:59 pm
Congratulations madawana with a deserved win 2day u played well under those circumnstances its my team chiefs nw that is left cz the thugz of gayfair are out that luck they had it had 2 run out at some point wish 2 see chiefs n downs in the final khosi 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 06:01 pm
To all sapotaz that complain about KO not publish Leopard win yesterday must know that after Bucs fail to win Caf champions Dr Cowza bought shares of K0 for not publish anything that is tauching Africa's games!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:04 pm
in Neeskens we believe,in Neeskens we trust and in Neeskens we will conquer.this is da special coach dat plays the way da opponents wants,if u want us to give u nice football we will and if u want us 2 play crap football like pirates we will also play but the difference btween us and pirates is dat sundowns win.argue if u are sober.
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