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Platinum Stars knock Mamelodi Sundowns out of Nedbank Cup

Posted: 14 April 2013 Time: 15:55

A late goal from Robert Ng'ambi sends Platinum Stars through to the Nedbank Cup semi-finals at the expense of Mamelodi Sundowns.

The clash started off slowly as both sides tried to settle into the encounter.

Sundowns captain Teko Modise sent great balls in for Edward Manqele and Wayne Arendse in the first 20 minutes of the match but both players were unable to find the back of the net with only the keeper to beat.

Modise thought he had grabbed the opener 10 minutes before the break when he hit home from six yards out, but he was rightfully adjudged offside.

Both sides tightened things up at the back thereafter as they looked to see out the half.

Dikwena came out the stronger of the two sides after the break, and won a free-kick from the kick-off. 

Thuso Phala’s delivery evaded everyone before falling to an to an unmarked Tintswalo Tshabalala at the far post. The midfielder looked certain to score but Wayne Sandilands was up to the task.

Downs supporters were on their feet pleading with Pitso Mosimane to substitute Modise when he pounced brilliantly on a loose ball in the box and slotted it into the back of the net, proving the naysayers wrong.

Second half substitute Richard Henyekane nearly doubled Downs’ lead in the 67th minute of the game, when he ran past the entire Dikwena back four before striking at goal. Siyabonga Mpontshane was rooted to his spot but luckily for him the ball only managed to rattle the post.

Stars got the equaliser when Phala headed home from close range after a great cross by Vuyo Mere.

Robert Ng’ambi got the winner three minutes from time, when he netted from a meter out to secure a semi-final berth for the Rustenburg outfit.

Platinum Stars join SuperSport United, United FC and Kaizer Chiefs in the semi-finals of the competition.

The loss means Sundowns will have to wait till next season to end their trophy drought. The Tshwane outfit last won a trophy in 2008.

Previous comments on this story...

SmartBoy5:Amakhosi For Eternity
posted: 06:14 pm
another empty season 4 this worthless team.whats even more shameful is,they spent millions durin pre-season
Skelem Gemer wa Lekhosi
posted: 06:19 pm
Pitso has a long way to go.

Lesson no:1
Don't force players to fit into your style of play, rather adjust your style to suit the players you have. E.g. playing Henyekane as a winger
4m Toothless 2 Vampire
posted: 06:29 pm
That's what happens when u sign players who support other teams. What beef does Pitso has with Clayton Daniels, the boy's workrate is better than Mwanjale and/or Arendse's.
Trouble-Touch the Chief-Champ
posted: 06:29 pm
@ mamabolo

It is clear that u follow SA football. South AfricAn's are indeed hypocrites and racist at it as well. Ertugral,Middendorp,VV & Stoichkov were fround upon for asserting order in their camps through pure authoritarian approaches and got their players (those that wanted to) performing but the fans were the first to start the moaning putting ideas in players' heads...all of a sudden they are accused of killing our players' morale. These are guys are 1st employees before they can be granted the idols tags and they need to start adapting to whoever's at the helm at a given time and work their a**es off for him and the badge on their chests. We witness the same happen at our neighbours in Mayfair and we laugh it off whilst we see one of our league's best team pull prima donna stunts! Take off ur bloody G-strings and tampons and get on with it cos u are at work.

Sir Alex Ferguson once kicked a boot into Beckhams eye,left him needing stitches Nd the guy still sees him as a father figure even today. A coach that is still rated the greatest coach alive.

k4l. VV started what Baxter has put together and put to good use.
posted: 06:34 pm
A good platform for Chiefs to get their revenge
posted: 06:35 pm
So after scoring, Teko Pitso told their supportes to use their brains.....Lma0....and they go and lose the game!
Champ enigma
posted: 06:35 pm
I am tired of these Dunudunu things. They are always tjatjarag on our topics, just lyk pierats all big mouth and nothing to show. Mxm. Atleast they will concentrate in avoiding relegation and following any player chiefs is trying to sign.
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 06:36 pm
Nywe nywe we will beat Chiefs 4-1 in the semi-finals. Pholani kancane maybe next year.
Glamour dude
posted: 06:41 pm
Yeap this result serves them right,they were running naked here after we beat Celtic.Pitso is very unprofessional,what the hell was he doing with Modise after they scored? Mxm joke of a team!
posted: 06:46 pm
Start your comment here.oh my god i wanted 2 meet sundows at semi finals i stil shocked abt dat 4-1,ar we gona play wit them again eish am worried
Abdul Parker is a Super star in Ethopia.
posted: 06:49 pm
Hardy Ma sundowns. Good luck Platinum stars, every team where mhlongo is part of a squad . That team performs well
posted: 06:57 pm
Well Downs unluck guys, Pitso dd try really hope nxt czn is ours.

Ka Bo Yellow!!
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 06:59 pm
pitso is talking tooooooo blooody much
Donald Duck
posted: 07:00 pm
Plat stars are a gud team. I would prefer to face them in the final, I hope we get SSU or United

Lacoste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 07:18 pm
Nedback going to Naturena no jokes. Chocker has done it again the only teams left is KC and 3 pretenders.Listening on RADIO ZIBONELE for your comments.
Champ Double Nostra
posted: 07:18 pm

posted: 06:35 pm | Report

So after scoring, Teko Pitso told their supportes to use their brains.....Lma0....and they go and lose the game!
Sol you can say that again.Pitso is so dumb.It simply shows he and Teko has a score to settle with the sundowns supporters but now who is going to loose a job at the end?

Just foolish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHIEF [Ma-Shimis@Khosi]
posted: 07:21 pm
tshipi ka bo yellow

haai, we don't have a team here.


@Tshipi Yellow,

You were making a lot of noise lately as if your Tuckshop is already in the Semi-final/Final. Next you should before you comment you remember first that you don't have a team instead of talking K@K about big teams.

I am quoting your menstruation yesterday:
"If it was me i wouldn't enjoy wining by own goal. Downs will cruise to the final."

Jou blady useless!!!!
CHIEF [Ma-Shimis@Khosi]
posted: 07:26 pm

non-profit organisation.
Like it or not, Shaba is a National Icon
posted: 07:35 pm
The curse of Teko Modise continues. Inebhadi lendoda.
posted: 07:57 pm
All psl teams r mediocre,as a result poor organisation by both safa & psl
,e.g NO PLAYA STATS =best crosser of the ball, best passer or distrbutor,best man marker,
NO QUALITY CONTROL=TRansfer fee capping,all registered playas must play @ least 10% of seasons game
All provinces to have provincial squads
Psl or safa to review playas contracts yearly
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