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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...

Rodger must goooooo,fullstop
posted: 05:54 pm
nx,now de crybaby aka HUNT is gonna cry even more dat he won de nedbank,anyway de was supose to be one winner.mara sunflop will never stop floping,i told them long ago dat dat clyton boy is a cowdey didnt listen,actualy dey made alot of noise afta dat moron was wrongfully given a man of de match award during de game against thr mighty BUCS.dat day ROY the REA HAMMER was a derseving man of de day,
posted: 06:00 pm
TEKO, is none cup specialists. Sundowns is playing well, but as long as they still have Teko in their team, there will no trophy as long as Teko is still there.
posted: 06:01 pm
Next season we are a giving the Telkom Knockout cup away so to all teams please save all your energy 4 that cup the rest are going to 1 place and 1 place only

With Phungwayo, Masuku and the Sivutsa Stars boy we are sorted, Mathoho should think b4 making the decision because we might bench you till kingdom come..

But for now
Trophies 101 is a course at the University of Orlando.
Rodger must goooooo,fullstop
posted: 06:02 pm
get rid of trot nd whtever u call ur scouts,they r scounting s****t man,.Buccerneer i'll remain until de roof is de limit for de spoiled brats of dom kop
posted: 06:02 pm
Teko modise is cursed...m sure he has da most silver medals in south african futbol history yet 2 taste gold...its a shame 4 da so called 'general'...ya kip on navigating around yo silver medals...Motsepe sorry u payng a persn R4m a year bt he aint deliverng!!#khosi4lyf
posted: 06:04 pm
I not suprised
posted: 06:08 pm
this was the most hurtful season ever. So near yet so fa. We need mwaruwari nd chris katongo, together with the zambian, himonde. I dont see how any of this is related to pirates
posted: 06:13 pm
Tokoloshi ckeck my comments yesterday and tell me
posted: 06:14 pm
Next season siyabangena: It's part of the game: Our performance was superb-The Sky Is The Limit*
posted: 06:20 pm
@sean, I TOTALLY AGREE with u, Neeskens is NOT GUD for Safrican futball coz of poor team selection & poor substitutions plus he cant train his team to utilise set pieces, USELESS COACH.We need aSAfrican coach, unless Motsepe still has MO MONEY TO WASTE, then he can continue with Neeskens
posted: 06:26 pm
as long as we hire european coaches then we've got to wait two or three seasons before achieving anything , it took two yrs for krol to build a championship team
posted: 06:26 pm
@sean, I TOTALLY AGREE with u, Neeskens is NOT GUD for Safrican futball coz of poor team selection & poor substitutions plus he cant train his team to utilise set pieces, USELESS COACH.We need aSAfrican coach, unless Motsepe still has MO MONEY TO WASTE, then he can continue with Neeskens
posted: 06:31 pm
Sundowns are definitely cursed, it's a Teko Modise factor but we warned them
posted: 06:32 pm
we've been changing coaches a lot now I think its the time to change management - kenneth Makhanya must go , maybe we need to ask the coach to recommend a new CEO , somebody that he will be able to work hand in hand with
Ndoda Emnyama
posted: 06:35 pm
Izidididi, Sunfloop, Chokers, dunudunu this names are officially endosed today for this failures.

Bucs till death
posted: 06:35 pm
One thing I dont like with our coach is his sturbonness kwi 4-5-1 system: he reminds me of those two former Bafana Bafana brazillian coaches-Parreira n' Santana: if it doesn't work, change jus like that arrogant Stoichkov.....Nyasha is slow, Mphela is day dreaming: We need ama twins upfront-PLEASE COACH NE TECHNICAL TEAM....5 midfielders aint working for us...
posted: 06:37 pm
I think it is time 4 us south african 2 look at our players that are commited enough or what until when we are going 2 blame the management our player7 they do hv no respect 4 us the supportes.up the bucs
posted: 06:40 pm
Hola Bo, I wish all people will see it that way......it's just about the game and nothing personal, abo Diehardbucs even want to sell their room-dividers(and put their Brasso ornaments on the floor) to buy weapons and silence me, for ini? tl, tl, tl.
posted: 06:42 pm
Congra matsatsantsa a pitori u really deserve it guys, ol de best 4nxt czin
posted: 06:46 pm
Modise is allergic 2silverwear,sori navigetor
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