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Mamelodi Sundowns beat Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup

Posted: 5 May 2012 Time: 22:03

Mamelodi Sundowns defeated 10-man Free State Stars 2-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night to secure a place in the 2012 Nedbank Cup final.

The Brazilians were handed the game on a plate when Stars’ Dove Wome earned an early red card, allowing the hosts to rack up two quick goals through Richard Henyekane and Nyasha Mushekwi before cruising through the rest of the match.

They will face either SuperSport United or AmaZulu (who face off in the second of the semifinals in Polokwane on Sunday afternoon) in the final at Orlando Stadium on May 26.

The first notable incident in the match arrived in the 20th minute and it proved to be its defining point. Wome stamped down on Esrom Nyandoro’s knee in an act of blatant violent conduct, leaving referee Jerome Damon no choice but to show the Togolese forward a straight red card.

Sundowns soon took advantage of their numerical superiority, as on 26 minutes Richard Henyekane scored from close range. The credit for the opening goal really belonged to Nyasha Mushekwi, who did all the hard in work in setting it up by providing a perfect low cross from the left flank.

Just past the half hour mark Mushekwi made it 2-0, finding space in-between Stars’ centre-backs before sweeping home a pin-point pass from left-back Punch Masenamela to put Mamelodi Sundowns very much in charge of the match.

The Zimbabwean striker thought he had added to his side’s advantage just five minutes later when he steered another shot beyond the reach of Mweene, but he was flagged offside. Television replays suggested it was the correct decision from match officials.

Teko Modise very nearly scored the Brazilians’ third goal just a couple of minutes before half time, but a superb reaction save from Mweene ensured the score remained at 2-0 heading into the interval.

The Zambian ‘keeper came up with another terrific stop on the hour mark, this time to deny Henyekane, while a couple of minutes later Stars had their first shot in anger when Paulus Masehe pulled the trigger from long range but saw his effort skew high and wide of the target.

That was all the visitors offered in attack, even though coach Steve Komphela introduced an extra attacker off the bench in the shape of Boitumelo Sekgobela. Sundowns easily saw out the match to book a place in the final of a competition they last won in 2008.

Sundowns: Sandilands; Maponyane, Xulu (Mwanjale 90+1’), Daniels, Masenamela, Modise, Moriri, Nyandoro, Shongwe (Zwane 72’), Mushekwi (Mphela 83’), Henyekane

Stars: Mweene; Makola, Sadate, Gege, Gcaba, Mashaba (Sekgobela 70’), Masehe, Wiltwer, Mashego, Wome, Manqele

Previous comments on this story...

2nd Star Washelela
posted: 12:36 pm
Saze savelelwa weJesu!It's like you guys have won the cup and I foresee more tears from you. Bucs since 1937.
Anonymous
posted: 12:39 pm
937:2012-05-05 22:32

Sundowns does not win without Teko
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Lies lies and more lies. some pple just comment for the sake of it. We beaten Santos 3-1 without Modise on the pitch. Some on FB said Sundowns won't win without Pelembe, but last nyt we won. Jabu Shongwe ran the show
Anonymous
posted: 12:45 pm
brazilitto:2012-05-06 10:22

When we scored 24 against powerline kwathiwa we won't even make it to de semis.
When steve and his boys beat the hell out of groupies. Kwathiwa nathi uzosishaya, bakhohlwa ukuthi we may play on de same lig, but our levels re different. We re Yellow and asibhedelwa. We giv commentators/editors/ journos/enemies/haters heart attacks and sleepless nyt. Into enhle abantu abayifuna,
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If it's Facebook I would have clicked *Like* button on this one. What's ur name on FB Dawana
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 01:05 pm
If the final will be played at Orlando Stadium, it will mean that Sunclowns are not a big team. Big teams with huge following will never play the final there. Its okay for 200 supporters. In short it means that there are only two big teams in Mzantsi.
Anonymous
posted: 01:16 pm
@King Haile Selassie..............where do you get it that we are heart by your victory?Infact heart for what reason?You win or you lose to Bucs its more or less the same.On this forum,we are just commenting for the love of the game,not that we are heart.Okay if we can remove all Bucs fans's post,how what do you think will be the atmosphere on your team's report?Who knows,may be the editor can stop reporting about your team coz of aparthy response.
Anonymous
posted: 01:39 pm
The fact is,we're in da Nedbank Cup Final.I don care we play against.Sweyts do you play Golf?I'd like to invite you and your 2 friends to join me and my 2 friends for a Game of Golf in George @ FANCOURT HOTEL RESORT on the weekend of 25.05.12.Let me know on time if you can so that i can start sorting out your plain tickets&other payments required.
Anonymous
posted: 02:10 pm
@sweyts and phil

Am worried abt the talent at our disposal. If u introduce them too early baba sengozini. 1 by 1 , chance by chance. And let's pray angeke nje baphelele emoyeni njengo....bakosdididi...

@loafjelly

Sundowns won de lig in may 2000. While de world and most south african(rats khoza) were still recovering from financial downfall after some fools(hobbos guluva) spread lies abt bank computers crashing from a millennium virus. Abantu kwathiwa abakhiphe iymali bazidle cos umhlaba uzobhubha. Lol lol Yes wena loaf ka jelly sundowns won de lig .

@diehard

Uyazazi ukuthi unoshukela kodwa uyakuthanda ukulokho ubawuza la. Y ungayi ukuyodlala iymaybhula no Boa Morta
Anonymous
posted: 02:14 pm
West Indian Hottie, how's you luv?

Talk to me......babesmy home mail is down.
Contact me at jerrym@exclusivemail.co.za, the e-mail address you provided last, also came back unsent for one reason or the other, that's why I seemed not to have responded.....apologies.

A round of golf and a bit of networking would be great, who knows......a few Pirated faithfools who only played marbles and dice, can get to come with. mh,mh.
Anonymous
posted: 02:24 pm
LOL. Brazilitto, I'm trying hard to ignore the 'left wing' Dawana, lately I've been receiving stab threats by post, and there's only one obvious suspect(s) who still do things manually. lol.
Leal also received a letter.....uya bo? lol.
Anonymous
posted: 02:37 pm
mina ngithule ngithe dwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii phezulu komkhulu ko Thaba-Tshwane.... Ngiyiyihleka ngithi RATEX RATEX RATEX KWAKWAKWA NGEZE UPHINDE UNGIZWE NGIKHULUMA...

YELLOWISH
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