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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: 10:38 pm
Thanks for the well wishes Nebo, we all are hoping for the most deserving team to go all the way........I mean a whooping 26 goals scored in two rounds with none conceded. That's a superb record indeed and a first e-Mzansi, unlike winning everything 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0! Bese uphula ama-plate! Hhayi suka! LOL.
posted: 10:56 pm
Congrats Masandawana but I didn't there are many of you there besides the few like Brazillito,Swetys and Mtho4 and I'm shocked at the level in which you even have the balls to despise the biggest team in South Africa.
I know you are happy that we are out because this Pirates has being persecuting you big time and for it to be out is a sigh of relief.
posted: 11:08 pm
wa hlanya..hlanya wena Mtho... 2nite neh!!! anyway boy am currently @ Glenwood Hosp in Benoni due by accident since 4rm friday but am going home 2mrw as am much more beda i watch all weekend games here and wishing u all de best til 2 de final but again be careful of dat Hobbos 4rm Naturena dey are also currently on deir moods remember de ROTHMANS CUP.
posted: 11:32 pm
@totalfoosball and nebo

I am really happy dat our victory is helping yo to heal from Njenje fever. Dis re the victories dat bought happiness among us. I mis dose day when a blackie was a friend. When Yellow will never make funny of blacky terrible trophy drought spell. Even our own president once congratulated u when u fairly beaten us.

Do u know who we were gonna blame if we had lost against Wits?

Yes u re ryt it Thabiso Tema. The lyks of sweyts, mtho4downz, robby, wonder, dsky and the rest of the yellow family will be cursing and throwing all sorts of dust. His poor commentary will be his sin and boy he was going to pay if we had lost dis game lol
Cos we re a united family, the enemy is always out there, unless we have sm1 who undermines our own family members lyk njenje" we missed jali". What kind of a leader ngempela. Cha hhayi sengiyahluleka mina

@nebo. Get well ube-grand mfethu
posted: 11:38 pm
Sho Nebo, get well soon indeed.........maar kshukuthi une-medical aid if ubone i-Sundowns mos? Ftsek! Gula ke, z'lele phela mawnjalo ugawula grend! LOL. *just kiddin' broe* tl.tl.tl.
posted: 12:22 am
my symphathies 2u juju Nebo n gud 2 hear dt uyapuma ngomso.... Anyway, kubheda la kwamakhelwane @ farm-fare lol jali is de missng link, Mhlonityhwa is accussing Diehrdbucs n Mriyo 4 de poor run by Pirates n demanding 2c dier uefa licenses lol... Anyway wt cn we do? Life mst go on... Yellow is de way... On a serious note Juju speedy recovery my laaitie...

posted: 12:39 am
@ Nebo n Totalfutball
Gentlemen ur compliments hvnt go unnoticed Daka-Jujus... We real apreaciate t @ Yellow Nation, bt dnt 4get u owns us big time..... Its a pity dt u re out bt akunani sizonitola noma kunini... If niyaqhubeka ukusiphephe w'll send Mabhena n Jali 2 steal few Rhino horns @ Noordturena Farm Zoo lol.... Hu noz dey cud cum caring Gucci's head in dier hands, phela in Mabhena n Jali i trust lol

posted: 07:03 am
Congrulations 2 sunflp bt i dnt thnk u wil thr wil ndbnk nd thr lig as we all khw u ar chokers jst lyk rats those cup wil cup 2 naturena am already counting 16 milion in our bnk we wil ndbnk nd thr lig prv our h8ters (rats ) wrng hu wer taking kak wn thr wer wining cups by fluke.rise khosi rise
posted: 08:22 am
@champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach:
You hate Sundowns blindly, you don't make sense at all when coming the Sky.
posted: 08:59 am
3Matches 2Left 2witnessn the critics bow down when CaptainFantanstic Teko lifts up the Nedbank Bank Cup..May Sundowns continue to play as collective 2reap the benefits this season..Signin out Ka bo iYeeeellow
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 09:46 am
This just shows how brilliant Sundowns is....without 6 regulars, we still managed to teach The Students a lesson. We shouldve even scored more but Zwane was just not not having a good game in front of goal. I was impressed by Nyandoro....he still has it in his legs.

as for the other team which lost Saturday evening because they didnt have Jali, shame maarn....I cant wait to see Ajax moering them 3-0 again here in Cape Town...nxaaaaaaaaa

kabo yellow
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