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SSU through to Nedbank Cup Final

Posted: 6 May 2012 Time: 16:53

SuperSport United beat AmaZulu 3-0 in their Nedbank Cup semi-final to set up a Tshwane Derby Final.

Thabiso Nkoana, Kermit Erasmus and Sibusiso Zuma all found the back of the net.

Matsatsantsa will clash with Mamelodi Sundowns, who beat Free State Stars yesterday.

United coach Gavin Hunt made seven changes to the side that played against Orlando Pirates in their last match.

AmaZulu started brightly, with Siyabonga Vilane hitting the crossbar, and Marc van Heerden shooting just wide. Goodman Dlamini had his chance saved by Ronwen Williams, after an error by Davis Nkausu.

In the 33rd minute AmaZulu had another chance as the United defence failed to clear properly and allowed Vilane to nip in, but his shot was straight at Williams who got in a strong block.

Usuthu were made to rue those missed chances when Matsatsantsa went ahead on 35 minutes. Erasmus ran up the wing and crossed to Nkoana, who simply had to nudge the ball home, and the match went into half-time 1-0.

After the break Van Heerden took a free-kick in a promising position, but he did not get enough power behind the shot and Williams had an easy save.

Substitute Zuma nearly made it 2-0 soon after coming on, but shot wide. Nkoana then had a one-on-one chance with Tapuwa Kapini, but the keeper won the battle and made the save.

However, with a quarter of an hour to go, SuperSport's enterprising game paid off whe Erasmus hit home the rebound from Nkoana's shot.

SuperSport put the result beyond doubt at the death, when the ball was floated into the AmaZulu area where Tsweu Mokoro completely misjudged the flight, and Zuma showed good skill to flick the ball up and over the second marker.

Although the SuperSport man looked to have wasted the chance, he turned quickly and fired his shot which ricocheted off the defender and goalkeeper before hitting the back of the net.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:14 pm
Hard luck to amazulu, however the better team won on the day... die hard KZN fan but parktown based
posted: 05:17 pm
where r dos triabal zulu chips n piecity supters who said amazulu bid de yellow nation?
posted: 05:19 pm
Yo! I never burgain for this, but anyway the cup will stay i Tshwane. Shame those morons who Zebras n Rats, who ever they will be supporting is from Pretoria, ag shame on u fools.
posted: 05:19 pm
If SSU could beat Sundowns in their league game, I will give them my blessings to win the Nedbank cup.
posted: 05:19 pm
Tshwane Derby in Soweto ??Both Captains may be from Soweto but the People of Tshwane need to host and celebrate their spectacle on their soil
posted: 05:26 pm
always b
posted: 05:28 pm
You morons, you said FSS will beat Sundowns, now SSP will beat Sundowns, so anything that plays Sundowns will beat them, shame can't u see that are predictions are just your wishes that doesn't come through, shame morons.
posted: 05:31 pm
For a change, all cups went to Soweto Last Season ! Only one for our neybaz, tl tl tl !!! I don't care who wins this one. E ya Mahlanyeng !!!
posted: 05:34 pm
I wonder how NesHeineken and his sunclowns look like when they clinch a cup and Champaigne, especially Modise(he's going to faint)...
posted: 05:36 pm
Shame this morons, Downs haters, they said Downs won't beat FSS twice, just coz it happens to them against stars and leopard, same fools now they contradicting them selves, they say SSP will beat Downs twice, you wish morons.
posted: 05:45 pm
you see this overated Mazulu, they came in to this game with over confident and took ssu for granted that's why they're knocked out so easily. Similiar to Downs, coach o nyaditse mo swahlo wa di zebras that's why we hit the rock that night. Now, rats and zebra fans shift their support from mazulu to ssu. Come Mathoho on the 12th, just finish them young man. Downs waya waya.
posted: 05:48 pm
At least whoever will loose the crucial league encounter will get a chance with the equally crucial Nedbank Cup Final.

Having said that I think I must state it that to us as Happy Nation it matters not as who wins it. Our focus is and eyes are set on the main one.

The small trophy battled for by SMALL teams so no surprise at all.
posted: 05:56 pm
I wonder if da venue is right 4 dis final coz i dnt thnk da jealous rats fans wl go n fil da stadium.
posted: 05:58 pm
@zam. Zama zama game show

Did manyisa aka mpandlana fainted when Josephs and Mbuyane gav him sour gummy kiss on his bald head.
But am sure the day he finds out dat he has 94 teeth uzoshayeka phansi angaphinde avuke.
Same wit dis crocodile Myeni who will faint de day he gets a mouth to mouth wit de girl. Phela his ngovolo fosholo lyk teeth has been blocking anything dat cums near kulomubi
posted: 06:07 pm
I just came back 4rm Library found out Sion is also cuming by mistake in OUR stadium so stil terms & condition wil hv 2 apply der 's no other way.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:10 pm
Final Sunclowns vs ZCC kuzobhaxulana oxamu.
posted: 06:34 pm
The toothless thug need to change the venue b4 konakale. Does dis polony look alike lips knows what gud for him. Am calling the MK veterans lig, ANCYL, ANC,PAC and all dose involve in a fight against apartheid to stop dis Robert Mugabe lyk psl chairman. Khoza( dictator) is letting his lost ivory spoil de gud work done by abo oliver tambo, nelson Mandela.
If he doesn't change the venue we will invade soweto lyk hell. When yellow sundowns invade, soweto people will think it the yellow police hippo. They wil be chaos in soweto. The rats will suffer the most as the result of stampede. The hobbos will be homeless once more. Yellow will terrorize Soweto.
Khoza must act now.

Y de venue was announced b4 de semis. Dis is bulldust at it best. The dictatorship era ends now.
posted: 06:35 pm
this 1 is going 2 abafana bestyle kabu yellow
posted: 07:12 pm
zim and rats fans, Bosso ya pitori ke mang ?
posted: 07:36 pm
Soccerladuma reports that the deal between Chiefs & Stuart Baxter is almost complete.

Personally I could have liked to see a local coach coming in.I'm also not sure if Stuart Baxter is the right man for this job.

I just hope just like Roger Pelgrem he will surprise us but I have doubts.

Steve Khomphela has done that @ FSS.
Chiefs needs a coach who can work within the stingy budget & be able to go out & get willing players on that stingy budget & turn them into stars.
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