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SuperSport United beat Platinum Stars in Nedbank Cup

Posted: 8 May 2013 Time: 18:44

SuperSport United are through to the Nedbank Cup Final after an action-packed 3-2 win over Platinum Stars on Wednesday night.

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The Tshwane side will meet Kaizer Chiefs on May 25 at a venue to be announced on Thursday, but which is believed to be the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The North-West started the better side, showing their intentions as early as the fifth minute when Tintswalo Tshabalala shot from outside the box, but his left-footed strike found Ronwen Williams in a good position to make an easy save.

Barely a minute later, Vuyo Mere whipped in a cross from the right, but his intended target Henrico Botes couldn’t connect and the chance to go further ahead was missed.

SuperSport were not happy to be just on the receiving end and responded when Sameehg Doutie put in a dangerous cross from the left that was cleared to safety in the eighth minute.

In the 21st minute, Erasmus scored after being put through one-on-one by Doutie, but the goal didn’t count as the nippy striker was flagged offside.

Three minutes later, in the 24th minute, Dikwena drew first blood. Thuso Phala beat the SuperSport central defenders for pace, but Williams did well to block his attempt.

However, Williams’ teammates went to sleep, allowing Tshabalala to capitalise from the rebound. The left-footed midfielder picked the pieces, pushed the ball forward and slammed it past Williams.

Botswana international Mogakolodi Ngele could have put Stars further ahead on the half hour-mark, but he miscued a shot inside the box with his weaker right foot.

Matsatsantsa came back from the second half the better side and to make matters worse for Dikwena, Botes was stretchered off injured and replaced by Siphelele Mthembu just four minutes into the second stanza.

SuperSport United drew level in the 51st minute courtesy of Erasmus, who beat the defence for pace to slot home. A couple of minutes later, he could have put his side in the lead but he was unlucky as his shot hit the crossbar.

However, SuperSport did take the lead in the 79th minute when substitute Clifford Mulenga took advantage to score. Stars keeper Kabelo Dambe appeared to have been fouled by Mogogi Gabonamong, but the referee allowed the game to go on and the Zambian put his side in the lead.

It wasn’t over, though.

Phala was brought down by Bevan Fransman in the box in the 90th minute. Young striker Thabani Mthembu, who had come on as a substitute a couple of minutes earlier, stepped up and Williams saved the initial spot-kick. The linesman called for a retake because Williams had come off his line and Mthembu converted at the second attempt to take the game into extra-time.

Early on, Phala hit the side-netting from a tight angle down the left when perhaps a better option could have been crossing for Robert Ng’ambi in the box.

SuperSport sealed the tie with a penalty of their own in the 105th minute when Edwin Gyimah was fouled by Gumede. Veteran striker Sibusiso Zuma made no mistake from the spot-kick.

Previous comments on this story...

TMG 2009
posted: 09:45 pm
Now that was legit ref...MHLONGO will push up to apply pressure, funny how SSU lacks the mobility upfront even though STARS plays with 3 at the back. There is just no movement off the ball in the final third....
TMG 2009
posted: 09:50 pm
NG'AMBI is such a work horse, a complete player...he can create, score and defend!!!!
TMG 2009
posted: 09:59 pm
We now need to strike a deal with HUNT to keep the NEDBANK is return of 3 points...either way he is still going to play the CONFED next season!!!!
tshipi ka bo yellow
posted: 10:01 pm
Don’t worry Platinum Stars. That loss was just a mere blessing in disguise. Your main objective is to win a league which I’m eyeing you to achieve based on the consistency throughout the season. For Supersport, this win is just an obvious answer that the cup will be easily defended. Congratulations both teams for your achievements in advance.
NO STRESS AMAKHOSI ATHUKUTHELE ABT TAU
posted: 10:08 pm
Amakhoooooooooosi ajabulile
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 10:11 pm
Supersport is gonna beat this P.Stars again so we are 2012/2013 Champs, watch the space gundwana..................................................

Supersport has never been a problem to us, so we are 2013 Nedbank Champs

K4L : let's hear
Juda de damn killer
posted: 10:13 pm
We must get ERASMUS ths boi is world class. I think he is better than Parker. "I THINK"
Trustongasolveki
posted: 10:14 pm
So Platinum coach will now shut up.
masese4khosi
posted: 10:18 pm
Kwaaaaaaah! Where is that piece of sh***t called "Fong Kong Chinese" Johnson! This coming weekend miseries will be compounded you bastard! Round 1-Supersport vs ABSA Premiership Champions.
siymuk
posted: 10:20 pm
hehe cup double
siymuk
posted: 10:20 pm
hehe cup double
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 10:27 pm
Huuu now Cavin will shut his mouth,he was getting to my nerves, the refereeing in this match was horrible, SAFA fix ur house plaese...thank u SSU,was rooting for u,that Stars team talks too much

I see now that people have not given up on supporting each team playing against Khosi,hay ke,we'll beat these teams and pain will be felt by others

Gold is rare
The Elite
posted: 10:29 pm
Penalties won the match
TMG 2009
posted: 10:29 pm
Watching sabc 1 Sport Talk @ 10...funny how many so called self proclaimed die hard sapotas of GORILLAS FC here who are also successful business men and women, but only two sapotas wen to DRC, one of which is an old men...but the rich ones where busy on face book and twitter for the game!!! I like it for kick off GORILLA business men....
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:32 pm
This Cavin shud jus go his cave...he talks too much and thinks he gon win wit dubious penalties...God aint no fool.

Congatulations to SSU...meet u in DBN(Kwelikabhanana). We will moer em and celebrate no Sbu Zuma kuFlorida after d game and off to Max's Lifestyle for Sunday chillas..

Erasmus is a germ *no typo* yes a germ, igciwane leliya I need him in KC colors next season..
Aziye ke!!!
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 10:33 pm
The Gorillas Fans where Making Noise Saying that Platinum Stars are Going to Win the Double. From Tomorrow Orlando Pirates Fans will be Suppoting Supersport United to Beat Chiefs in the Final. Kaizer Chiefs F.C. is Gonna Win the Absa Championship Title Season 2012/2013 and Win the Nedbank Cup for Fun. The Fumegation Contunoes. Love & Peace.
Abdul Parker is a Super star in Ethopia.
posted: 10:34 pm
TMG--2009.

We have committments, while U run That Tuck shop of yours don't worry we would be there @ club world Cup when pirates takes On Borrusia Dortmund. In Morroco in December -2013.
Juda de damn killer
posted: 10:36 pm
FINAL
25 MAY 2013
GREEN POINT

Sodibana phambili madoda bring ur vuvuzelas jst in case uLwandile Mfiki tries to take our own nedbank 4rm our hands
Abdul Parker is a Super star in Ethopia.
posted: 10:40 pm
The obsession with pirates in every article is sickening, Hayi lezitabane zika boby tjoe..

Its a SAfa related issues they have to mention pirates, Its Supersport vs Platinum stars , Pirates , their are Having sex with their Boyfriends -its pirates Jason and senzo...

Their are praying God its pirates even GOd doesn't hear their prayers Go ask Jessica Motaung...

Double Treble , prospect of Second * even Makes kick off staff sic into their stomach, Even Alex fergusson achieve a Treble(once) we did it twice hahahhahaha
jackino
posted: 10:50 pm
This is the coach who said whoever wins between them (PS) and Sunflops will go on to win the Nedbank Cup and now they both out of the cup!!...it serves them rite big mouths...
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