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Mamelodi Sundowns beat Golden Arrows in the Nedbank Cup last 16

Posted: 15 March 2013 Time: 22:06

Mamelodi Sundowns survived three close shaves to run out 1-0 victors over a 10-man Golden Arrows side in a last 16 Nedbank Cup tie at Loftus stadium on Friday night.

The only goal of the match was scored by Anthony Laffor in the 81st minute. Arrows had Masonwabe Bovu red-carded in the second half.

Nyasha Mushekwi had the Brazilians’ first chance of the match in the 25th minute. The striker drove a low shot at goal but it was brilliantly kept out by Nkosingiphile Gumede.

Two minutes later Golden Arrows went very close to opening the scoring through Tshepo Liphoko. The midfielder hit a fierce shot from well outside the area and only a superb save from Sandilands kept the scores level. The goalkeeper tipped the ball onto the frame of the goal.

Gabuza once again rattled the post in the 43rd minute of the match. The forward broke down the left flank and hit a fierce shot which beat a helpless Sandilands but not the corner of the frame.

The half ended goalless with Golden Arrows dominating proceedings in Tshwane. Abafana Bes'thende were unlucky not to be a goal up on last year’s runners-up.

Arrows suffered a killer blow at the start of the second half as Bovu was given his marching orders in the 47th minute of the match for a second bookable offence.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Arrows produced the first chance of the second stanza. Gift Sithole found himself unmarked in the area from a free-kick but he only managed to find the crossbar with his powerful header in the 56th minute.

Substitute Laffor opened the scoring on the night in the 81st minute of the match. The Liberian midfielder controlled a Tebogo Langerman cross with his chest before striking a right footed shot into the back of the net.

The Brazilians managed to hold on to the lead and subsequently moved into the quarter-finals of the competition.

Mamelodi Sundows: Sandilands; Schut, Arendse, Mphahlele, Kekana, Shongwe, Julies (Modise 76’), Mushekwi, Langerman, Manqele, Henyekane (Laffor 45’)

Golden Arrows: Gumede; Zwane, Sithole, Musonda, Nene, Bovu, Khuboni, Bilankulu, Liphoko (Shange 73’), Ntuli (Smith 60’), Gabuza (Nguzana 87’

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:56 am
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawanaposted: 10:44 am  |  Report

posted: 10:04 am | Report

I'm a Khosi supporter bt I wish mabhakaniya all de best in CAF,coz South African teams are always let down in this tornament especially when playing away.

Fly SA flag high Bhakaniya
Im with you on that one Khosi Elihle...Bucs should and I trust they will make us proud....lets rally behind them bafethu....#####################...u are one of the two soccer fans that are sober when making comments...I like
posted: 12:10 pm
well done to the yellow nation - Gordon dont see Shongwe mara yeh.

thanks Pitso for reviving Mphahlele n Kekane, i need these hard working players at our national team.
posted: 12:12 pm
Im with you on that one Khosi Elihle...Bucs should and I trust they will make us proud....lets rally behind them bafethu....#####################...u are one of the two soccer fans that are sober when making comments...I like


Its jst that some of the bloggers here tend to forget that its all about the beautiful game,irrespective of which team you're supporting & we're all South Africans

King Leonidas
posted: 12:35 pm
"We didn't play good, We didn't plan to play good"

What is this guy made of? And Masandawana you guys gonna let him get away with that?, I mean COME ON !, you guys are bafana ba style, the Brazilliance, and you just gonna let him destroy ur style of football like that. COME ON that's ur identity.

They are few teams in AFRICA that have true Identity, It's us (MIGHTY BUCS) with our short beautiful passing destroying teams on the ground, then it's you guys sundowns with ur style then is Arrows maybe.

I mean Come on, you guys gonna let this over ego maniac destroy ur style, you guys still remember 64 passes, hehehehe , huh? In westview PTA they call it 10 men 10 minutes on the ball. Zebras Chasing like headless chickens hehehehehe.

COME ON !!! Guys! Remember Zaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane !!! Back in the day. And Now you play like like zebras and you ok with it?????? Nah nah nah NO! Pitso must not show his face in mamelodi, ryt guys??!
The Game\"
posted: 12:40 pm
Ola Kabo Yellow....
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