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01/04/2012 15:00

Patrick Malokase of Platinum Stars (left) battles with Themba Shabalala of Jomo Cosmos

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Ezenkosi victorious in penalty shoot-out

Posted: 1 April 2012 Time: 17:46

Jomo Cosmos have won a dramatic Nedbank Cup second round tie against Platinum Stars 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after the sides had been locked at 1-1 after extra-time at the Sinaba Stadium.

Stars lead into the 122nd minutes of the game after a free-kick from Patrick Malokase, but El-Hadj Samb netted a dramatic late equalizer with virtually the final kick of the game. They then held their nerve to win the shoot-out.

Veteran striker Alton Meireng found himself one-on-one with Stars keeper Jackson Mabokgwane after receiving a perfect through pass which had split the Dikwena defence, but he couldn’t score as Jackson Mabokgwane came to his team’s rescue.

Stars’ Namibian striker Henrico Botes was then on the receiving end of a cross from the left wing, but saw his header tipped over the crossbar by Cosmos keeper Avril Phali.

With two minutes of regulation time left to play, Platinum Stars could have won when second half substitute Patrick Malokase failed to connect with the ball from the rightwing and couldn’t capitalise in the six-yard box when a touch could have sent the ball into the net for a goal.

Seven minutes into extra-time, Malokase would make amends for the earlier missed opportunity.

Stars earned a set-piece from outside the box and the on-loan Orlando Pirates man hit a right footed curling shot that beat the Cosmos keeper to make it 1-0 after 97 minutes.

In the 105th minute, Meireng was guilty of another missed opportunity when he received a good cross from the left wing from Katlego Loke, but he missed the ball when the Stars keeper was at his mercy.

But Cosmos equalized with the last kick of the game. El-Hadji Samb scored from close-range in the 121st minute to take the match into the dreaded penalty shootout.

Phali then saved the spot-kicks of Mduduzi Nyanda and Elias Ngwepe to hand Cosmos a 4-3 shootout win.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:09 pm
Chiefs: just get over yourselves it was just Leopards.
posted: 06:20 pm
@ thrown out: stop being an idiot the article has nothing to do with leopards or chiefs.I guess your lucky pirates must just shutup cos they won the treble against leopards!selective amnesia if you know what it means,well done Mjomana!
posted: 06:30 pm
U should haved lost here Mjomana and relegated next month anyway congr.... Be far 4rm dat hobbos 4rm naZOOrena as it 's possible dat since dey are on Nyaope dey can repeat de goals dat scored against u during de Coca cola cup.
posted: 06:33 pm
Congrats to cosmos, I wish u gudluck in da league as well, I wud luv 2 hve u in da psl next seasn for our guaranteed 6 points. Dnt 4lo me 4lo da Birds!! I am a swaiswai by birth!!
posted: 06:53 pm
@Dea.I do not care what the article is all about. I Mr Throw-in, I want to comment about Chiefs not Pirates, Cosmos,Sundowns etc,
posted: 07:29 pm
d penalty shootout had muthi writen ovr it by cowsmos.
The Lazz
posted: 07:48 pm
This Throw-away is a waste of sperm, what an arze.
posted: 08:07 pm
This is rubbish that's why is losing the lig as well.You can see from his comments,he is empty headed.its not our fault that if his team is out of Nedbank. Blat nonsense mani.He is misusing other people article for nothing.
posted: 09:05 pm
Halala kwezenkosi yami. Ngikufisela inhlanhla naku log mjomana.
posted: 09:34 pm
welldone ezenkosi for a dramatic win,keep winning and take the nedbank cup and stay in the league.,...
posted: 07:14 am
Next round chiefs vs cosmos chiefs 6 cosmos o
posted: 07:39 am
National Majoro Day
9000 Seconds (Precision Engineering)
posted: 12:38 pm
Dddnt ratz win a cup against Leopards??? this rats ass is definately a waste of a chromosome. Fact is, Khosi is in the Quaterfinal and Rats are not. face it. Your teams ambition has downgraded from we want to win everything to WE CANT WIN EVERYTHING....and that was due to an all important 9000 seconds masacre. just watch from the stand and learn. Khosi Rising. VV ungalinge nje wajabulisa lemigodoyi. Lets win Nedbank and the league.
Garth Vuyisile
posted: 01:11 pm
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