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Mamelodi Sundowns beat SuperSport United

Posted: 17 November 2012 Time: 22:13

Mamelodi Sundowns defied the pressure to book their spot in the 2012 Telkom Knockout Final after a sole strike by Eleazar Rodgers against SuperSport United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday night.

Both teams came into the game as the two sleeping giants in the Premiership and they were in need of a place in the final to help boost their confidence.

SuperSport created all the early pressure, but it was a great counter-attacking move by Anthony Laffor which saw him assist in breaking the deadlock on the quarter mark.

Laffor supplied the ball into the box, which met Eleazar Rodgers, who controlled and turned on the ball before driving it into the back of the net, 1-0.

The scoreline nearly doubled ten minutes later, when Hlompho Kekana forced Ronwen Williams to make an unforeseen save after he headed the ball back to the keeper only for it to nearly go in at the far post.

The half saw both sides pushing forward, but neither could really create anything significant in front of goal.

Gavin Hunt opted to make a change when he put on Nathan Paulse and Franklin Cale in place of Mor Diouf and Moffat Mdluli at the start of the second half.

Paulse kept Sandilands on his toes when he fired in a low shot towards goal, but the keeper pulled off a diving save, in the 65th minute, to pull the ball away from Sibusiso Zuma’s feet.

Cale tried to turn in a free-kick, with just 15 minutes to go, but after doing well to work the ball through the wall, it was deflected out by Paulse.

The presence of Cale in the SuperSport line-up spurred the squad on as they tried to find a late equalizer, but they were denied it after their penalty appeal was waved away in the 86th minute.

Previous comments on this story...

Marop wa le Downs
posted: 03:00 am
The last time I saw this kind of resilience was when sundowns beat SSU with NÝandoro scoring the third goal and we won the league that season. I'm glad we fought to the last whistle. But I still don't trust sundowns. One win and next game they shame you again! Let's win our remaining games this calendar year and move from the foot of the log, then I will start talking. With Barca, A.rsenal, Dortmund and Downs winning, and Man u losing, it was a perfect weekend. And Mr editor get your facts right. Mor Diouf played the whole game.
Unti-Pirates Fans
posted: 06:56 am
The highly rated Manqele sits on the bench now,before you know it,he will be on the stands like Henyekane.Where is Sangweni?Careers are under threat again.
El Kampion
posted: 06:58 am
Sundowns football club

Congrats, is will be interesting to see if you win it considering Teko's so called "curse"
Kaumba
posted: 07:23 am
the scoreline nearly doubled ten minutes later, when Hlompho Kekana forced Ronwen Williams to make an unforeseen save after he headed the ball back to the keeper only for it to nearly go in at the far post.

Point of correction Mr. Editor....Kekana did not play.....Telkom+Nedbank= 10 milions so we dnt need the league by nw
T'zozo
posted: 07:25 am
I don't care who wins this cup. My wishes were answered in the most dramatic fashion when Chibuku FC aka Lusaka Pirates were booted out of the cup in the most cruel manner imaginable. Leading 3 - 1 in the 89th minute who would have thought that the dogs wouldn't proceed to the semi's ? God is good all the time.

Congrats to Marabastad FC for reaching the final. The Telkom Cup is your only chance to win some silverware this season. Just look at the log and weep. The Mighty Amakhosi's Operation Restore Order is in full swing.
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 07:35 am
Wel dne 2 Sundowns..... I wonder if da jealous Makakaniya wl stl call da Tekoloshe(Nacigator) a cursed 1 afta lifting dis TKO trophy. I wish Sndowns win dis trophy, I wana hear wat da jealous rats wl say wit regards 2 da Navigator. Up the Birds
Magosi
posted: 07:59 am
Ka bo-yellow fela...
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 08:17 am
Siwelele sa Masele!!! also known as 'The Treble Dream Assasins'...Gameldine, Mogorosi, Bacela nd RVP Mabena these guys kill treble dreams 4 fun, nd unfortunately Sundowns @ da moment can still win the treble so Bloem Celtic will never let them win this Cup- "we h8 treble wet dreams that's why we always destroy them"- said RVP Mabena

The TDA(Treble Dream Assasins) will be without their main defensive striker RVP Mabena, so we myt not see the fire-works we saw against Pirates, bt the remaining Assasins will surely do the job!

Good Morning Kickoff bloggers...enjoy yo sunday, #mokgotsiWaMasele
T'zozo
posted: 08:33 am
In hindsight I want to change my earlier statement where i said I don't care who wins this cup. I think Celtic must win it. Why ? Because they did the Mzansi a very big favour when they destroyed Lusaka Pirates in the most cruel manner imaginable.

Imagine if Lusaka Pirates had won that match. Shoooooooo ! The dagga smokers would have gone on and on about how they were going to win another (fake) Trebble as if they are sangomas who can see into the future.

I wish Celtic all the best. May the win their match today and go on to destroy Marabastad FC on the finals.
Yellow Sky
posted: 08:42 am
That more like it boys, cool defence and speed thats the way to kill PSL.
Yellow Sky
posted: 08:50 am
Yellow isthe best you can get in the market why black/red(associated to devil), why black/gold(associated to satan). KA BOYELLOW REPHELA RETHABILE!
G-Star
posted: 08:55 am
@Grega my man be carefully of speaking too much,your team must still play the final and win or lose.Then only then you can start making this kind of noise.Another thing dawana your team almost lose that game yerstar-day,You must thank Hunt for changing late because he is the one who let you guys win that match anyway well done for winning the Telkom knockout final.
Mfana Wa Style
posted: 09:04 am
Where are the haters? We are in the finals and we going to win this cup.....heehehehehehheh
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 09:23 am
hahaha u gotta luv sa football fans, so now chiefs and pirates r under attack here, it gonna take a miracle to jump 15 or 16 steps up to get to where the two giants and trailblazers of SA footballl are sitting on the log respectively, keep talking but as they say in zulu, inja ikhonkotha imoto ehambayo engahambi iyayichamela...Khosi 4 Life and Up the Bucs...the stuff dreams r made of...
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 09:25 am
The cup will relief Modise after all his former insects made a lot of noise about his cleansing. Plz Ndunu win it for Modise's sake.
ZebraHunter
posted: 09:33 am
Congrats to the chokers for winning the boring PTA derby, I see some chokers fans are over excited in here my advise don't be too much excited for all we know you can still choke in the final.

I only like you chokers fc 4 killing some noisy tortoise who were dreaming of reclaiming gloria, thanks 4 that dawana. It seem like some forget how students taught them a lesson. They reclaimed gloria in their wet dreams.
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 09:54 am
BucsPrince posted...

Congrats to the chokers for winning the boring
PTA derby, I see some chokers fans are over
excited in here my advise don't be too much
excited for all we know you can still choke in
the final.
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@BucsPrincess

Hehehehehehe tell dem DTC ...they shud not get too excited, coz even last season they reached a final bt choked again!! Nd they have a 95% chance of meeting The TDA(Bloem Celtic) in the final this year, nd they r never an easy team to beat!!
Mosixty
posted: 11:28 am
While Pirates supporters r busy celebrating Sundowns 's win as if is theirs........downs r slowly marching on to win this trophy that gorillas failed dismally to defend
Anonymous
posted: 04:13 pm
Matopola ka potong, ka pitseng, matopola ka pitseng, ka potong, ka pitseng, matopola ka pitseng!!
Naturena born killer
posted: 04:14 pm
Wow, sundowns reached the finals without conceding a goal
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