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Matsatsantsa defeat 10-man Sundowns in the Final

Posted: 26 May 2012 Time: 16:46

SuperSport United were crowned 2012 Nedbank Cup champions after a 2-0 win over 10-man Mamelodi Sundowns in the final at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Second half goals from Thabo September and Kermit Erasmus sealed the win, after Sundowns had Clayton Daniels red-carded in the 17th minute for a tackle on Erasmus.

The victory is SuperSport’s third in the Nedbank Cup competition, but their first since they beat BidVest Wits in 2005 final.

It is also the second win in the competition for coach Gavin Hunt, who lead Moroka Swallows to a 3-1 success over Manning Rangers in 2004.

As early as the eight minute SuperSport were twice denied the lead by the brilliance of Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands.

Thabiso Nkoana skilfully cut in from the right wing and forced a good save off Sandilands and then from the rebound ball Nkoana crossed for Sibusiso Zuma who was also denied by the Bafana Bafana shot stopper from six-yards.

The match’s most important moment came in the 17th minute when Sundown’s centre half Daniels was shown a straight red card for bringing down Erasmus outside the box.

Matsatsantsa then made the extra man count when September lost his markers and met Sahmeeg Doutie’s corner kick and headed home at the far post.

The Brazilians started the second stanza in a spirited mood and could have equalised in the 52nd minute when Modise attempted a right footed shot just outside the box that went agonisingly over the bar.

But in the 60th minute, all Sundowns’ momentum was killed when United grabbed their second goal, which effectively closed out the match.

Zuma played found an unmarked Erasmus and his first shot was saved by Sandilands from close range, but he did not need a second invitation when he coolly lobbed the rebounded ball into an empty net.

The Brazilians tried by all means but could not do enough to keep the match alive as Matsatsantsa won their first ever cup trophy under triple League winning coach Gavin Hunt.

The Nedbank Cup Final line-ups:

SuperSport: Ronwen Williams, Morgan Gould, Thabo September, Moffat Mdluli (Hartog 58'), Davis Nkausu, Tebogo Langerman, Edwin Gyimah, Sibusiso Zuma (Khenyeza 80'), Kermit Erasmus (Gabonamong 74'), Sameehg Doutie, Dipsy Selolwane.

Sundowns: Wayne Sandilands, Clayton Daniels, Siyanda Xulu, Method Mwanjale, Punch Masenamela, Surprise Moriri (Nyandoro 65'), Teko Modise, Elias Pelembe (Mphela 66'), Hlompho Kekana, Nyasha Mushekwi, Lebohang Mokoena.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:26 pm
Without doubt player to player SSU has more quality than Nyaope fc...

As a matter of fact 50% of the squad Pitso called up should consist of Pirates, Swallows and SSU players...

Trophies 101 is a course at the University of Orlando.
posted: 05:27 pm
yes, we lost, then so what. I now agree that our players are far far and far away from winning a cup any time soon. Players didn't show any character of coming back after getting a red card, shit!!
posted: 05:28 pm
Sundowns was playing wel.
posted: 05:30 pm
I stand to agree with those people who said Teko is a curse. Eish Teko unebhadi lomjitha, udinga ukuhlatshelwa ingulube enhlophe akhiphe ibhadi leli analo lama cups.
Back 2 back Treble Champ
posted: 05:31 pm
SSU had t-shirts already printed, they knew they'd be crowned Champions... Yellow cup kuphi khona

posted: 05:31 pm
Win or loose......still Dawana Lebza!

Sean.....Neeskens ai'nt going nowhere, with time he'll learn not to underestimate
the ability of Dominguez, and most importantly stop giving Teko so much respect and freedom.

Today's starting line-up was top notch, I ca'nt fault the 'Guzzler' there, even after the red-card I was in agreement with him not to change a thing.
The only flop was sacrificing Pelembe instead of maybe one truck in Kekana if not the tired Cheese.

Either way, Neeskens is his own worst enemy when it comes to selection and has to learn very, very fast or else, uzaw'gijima!

Fede....this was umthobanhliziyo.....let's try again for the league next season. Until then.......Sky's the limit!
posted: 05:33 pm
what were expecting,like always Sundowns dnt hve the fighting spirits,those guys are spoiled,i am very disappointed even the way they surrended the league
posted: 05:33 pm
Tli tli tli tli lti tli, ha ha ha ha ha thiba sunflops kapa dunudunu
posted: 05:37 pm
no bafethu it`s waar Teko is bad luck, now it`s proven but we have to look at all angles I think he needs to stop using muthi becoz that myt be an effect it could be that the muthi he is using is only good for an indiviual...............I neva used muthi tru my soccer career but I suspect ths wat is killing teko cos the guy is a gud playa
posted: 05:37 pm
@swetys mfowethu u made my day nge comment uyahlekisa ufree even thou im the buccaneur uyangiphilisa my brother i knw that ngyisdididi
posted: 05:38 pm
My team, Sundowns, is full of donkeys!
posted: 05:40 pm
you see these micky mouse, Trott and Makhanya, they don't know futbal at all. Motsepe must fire them now before things get worse. They just quick to sign any player they come across on the street, even lenna ba ka nsaena ge ba ka kopana le nna. Downs waya waya.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 05:41 pm
Well done Supersport, who is sdididi now? 5 years trophieless,sis.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 05:42 pm
posted: 05:43 pm
Bafana bao jiwa.
posted: 05:43 pm
How can u beat school boys 24 nil went to the final without conceding any goal throughout the competition and when it matters most the final you fail to score a single goal and concede two goals how about that.
posted: 05:46 pm
Sundowns players are disgrace n expense to Mr Motsepe sis.pho
posted: 05:47 pm
A goal difference of +28 for what yeah for what!!!

30 goals scored and 2 against.. Choke choker a rejuvinated Kaizer Chiefs side will Knock you guys out in the 1st round...

As a Pirates fan I need to see a strong Chiefs side in the MTN8 final next season
Cry Sweyts cry... Cry Brazilito cry.. Cry Mtho4downs cry...
Trophies 101 is a course at the University of Orlando.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 05:48 pm
It's nice to be a sdididi as long as you win trebles back to back.kwakwkakakakakakkwakwkakwakwkakwawwkwakwa
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 05:53 pm
It's nice to be a sdididi as long as you win trebles back to back.kwakwkakakakakakkwakwkakwakwkakwawwkwakwa
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