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Mamelodi Sundowns beat Bidvest Wits in Nedbank Cup

Posted: 25 March 2012 Time: 16:53

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’)

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:48 pm
Ok Ok Ok Ok...... Senzenina senzenina senzenina senzenina # singing

Thkx Mamelodi Branch!!
posted: 07:50 pm
i'm a khosi fan bt these days u ply intertaining futbol nd 4 dat u deserve compliments,wel done boys.
posted: 07:57 pm
LOL. Goofedfada, whatever! As long as it eases the pain, ku grend....as long as ungaz'hengi nje. mh.
posted: 08:12 pm
adjourn Godfrey adjourn man... Its Yellow's time 2 celebrate our Yellow win n Yellow advanced through qaurter finals lol... Ur time has passed n if i luk clearly its waz on de 24-03-2012 lol n u ddnt make use of t..... So, dedela u Yellow azonwabele Daka-Juju ... Dnt act like a Rat frightens snake lol.... Anyway whrz my beauty Nono? Cn u plz tell her dt i on my way coming lol, phela uyazi ukuthi sihlangana kuphi 2 xpand my zest lol.... Jst kidding lol

posted: 08:13 pm
Well done yet again sundowns kip it up boys lol but consistency is key.
posted: 08:31 pm
Siyanda ''peace Master'' Xulu wow wt a plyr hohoho Bafaban2.... De James Bond nos hs story real... He nos how 2 kip hs team happy nhe... Der wz no Modise, Masterpieces, Gasper, Clay Soil yet our team plys attractively... We re not de Galaxy of Starz we re proffetionals lol.... We re not made by granderz.... We re God's imitations

@ Diehardbucs

Uyaganga lol u jst seek attention, how can u claim dt u re not complaining abt ur luz agnst Starz? I mean why shud u complain phela u refeere wengeze u 7minutes wonke izolo 2 make sure dt niya equaliser while der wz only 3min whch wz added by officials lol....


posted: 08:37 pm
Well done masandawana
posted: 08:52 pm
Chiefs fans are well behaved and sensible as well.....funny enough the Rats are the ones still on the prowl.....eh, MthoweDawana, let's organise something stronger than Halephirimi....dynamite maybe? Lol.

posted: 08:53 pm
Ya Sundonws really breaks sum1's heart.It realy make others hppy indeed.Keep it up guys.Thnx mr coach.
posted: 09:05 pm
@MTHO4DOWNS....You should should have read carefuly my comment before responding.I clealy indicated that i meant Zebraz not Flops but you rush where you are not invited.
posted: 09:19 pm
@MTHO4DOWNS &Sweyts...The way you get excited its like you have forgotten the tradition of your team.Have you forgotten how you adopted the name Flops?How can you forget so easily?You are busy poking us instead of thinking of your next opponets.Have you forgotten that this cup wl only be won by only one team?
posted: 09:28 pm
congra.... dimpsa ke lena i enjoy u r game u gain confidence in every game u play. Dis 's u r trophy really it belong 2 u. For now i respect u but be careful dat Hobbos 4rm Naturena can suprise u remember de Rothmans. Mtho, sweyts, Brazi... and other sundawana gud luck til de end.
posted: 09:31 pm
wel dn guyz *shappa sundowns shappa*
posted: 09:42 pm
When navigator returns the curse to pie rats in may by lifting trophy after trophy all rats will remember that cats do go away for nothing. They go away to rest and to let rats gain more meat
posted: 09:44 pm
where is Godfrey?silele is'shimane manje ne?shame.the cups u claim 2 b defending now are cups u'll b telling us about 10 years 2 cum.where is 2022 from now?as for another star u must go and optain it from ZCC.that's where u can get a star.lala sishimane.in Neeskens we believe,in Neeskens we trust and in Neeskens we will conquer.K B Y.finish n klaar.
posted: 09:44 pm
Is it me or wat? Sundownds brand is plain out uninteresting. They r like Jermaine Dupree u will hear bout him but u won't give a f*ck.
posted: 10:05 pm

I think uzoshaya igasket if u don't cum down.

Let's talk abt njabulo manqanes weight gain. De boy just came to Jozi useyi Giant burger.
Ok Ntshumayelo look like he's wearing oversize shirt and shorts. Let's talk abt benni the head coach, legwathi the deputy.
posted: 10:21 pm
@ robby Dawane

uGodfrey ngimthumile usayongibizela uNono Dawane maar yena zobuya lol... And, rght now m standng in de corner of Nono's shack lol

posted: 10:22 pm
sure @ Tholi.ba.thate we r not making excuse here. We really travelled a lot with a clueless head coach we went 2 cape dayz later we played a derbie again a day later we played a draw against dat jackalas 4rm pitori den we lost against dat motivated fss stars. But surely we wil collect 3 points on wednesday and wait til end of may.
posted: 10:30 pm
@ Sweyts Dawane
Hola daai Yellow man we re 2geda lol...

@ Diehrdbucs lol lol calm down juju wts de fuss? Hayi ngiyeke mina ngizonwabele kahle ngo Yellow wam lol... u mean ngixambulekile lol i thot sidlala ibholo kanti no we're plyng Zebra lol lol gud nite..... Oh b4 i go hv u got de uefa licence lol?

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