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Telkom Knockout quarter-finals Platinum Stars beat Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 19 October 2013 Time: 18:39

Platinum Stars joined SuperSport United in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals after beating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 in a delayed tie on Saturday night.

The Brazilians opened the scoring through Dove Wome but Mogakolodi Ngele equalised from the penalty spot before Mduduzi Nyanda scored the winner in the second half at Moruleng Stadium.

The match kicked off 30 minutes later than scheduled due to bad weather.

Earlier, Matsatsantsa defeated Moroka Swallows 3-1 in their respective last-eight duel.

Sundowns showed their intentions as early as the first minute with Anthony Laffor firing a snapshot wide of goal before forcing Siyabonga Mpontshane to make a low save 10 minutes later.

Pitso Mosimane’s men took the lead in the 13th minute as Mpontshane was left wrong-footed on the line by a deflected strike from Wome following a quick attacking move.

Downs captain Alje Schut then saw his header going over the crossbar in the 15th minute, before Tebogo Langerman fired over a minute later.

Nyanda came close to finding the equaliser in the 24th minute with a brilliant curled effort which came off the inside of the upright with Mweene well-beaten.

Wome then tested Mpontshane from a tight angle in the 28th minute but the Stars goalkeeper was equal to the task, while Mweene also did well to stop a long range effort from Ngele a minute later.

The hosts eventually leveled matters in the 39th minute as Ngele converted calmly from the penalty spot after Siphelele Mthembu had been brought down by Mweene.

Stars came close to taking the lead in the 51st minute when Mthembu made a great run to meet a cross from Nyanda on the edge of the six-yard box, only to sidefoot wide of the upright.

Sundowns were awarded a penalty of their own five minutes later after Cuthbert Malajila had been brought down inside the box but Billiat blasted his shot over the crossbar after his first effort was saved illegally by Mpontshane.

Stars had opportunities at the other end but Mweene did well to tip Ngele’s effort over the crossbar in the 68th minute, before Robert Ng’ambi volleyed over the target a minute later.

Dikwena eventually made it count in the 70th minute when Nyanda showed his composure to control a loose ball inside the box before tucking his low shot under Mweene and into the back of the net.

Ngele almost increased the lead five minutes later when he got behind the defence on the left side of the box, but Mweene dived to his left to parry his well-struck shot wide of goal.

Despite throwing a lot of players forward in search of the equaliser, Sundowns were unable to create clear-cut chances, while Mzikayise Mashaba shot over the crossbar on the half-volley in added time.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Glamour Boy
posted: 2013-10-19 19:45:22

Which some have you won in the past five years?

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-10-19 19:47:01

Breaking news : Sundowns enquired about the services of Mogakolodi Ngele; Tintswalo Tshabalala and Robert Ngambi. The move is seen by the arrogant Signdowns as the only way to stop Dikwena from being their hoodoo team. Watch the space.

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-19 19:55:52

Pitso you're killing Zungu with that deep midfield position...

Bennet Penalt
posted: 2013-10-19 19:57:41

Khama Brilliat= Khama Bhilidi

Glamour Boy
posted: 2013-10-19 19:58:56

Congratulations to OP for doing us proud by reaching the ACL final. Well done Mabhakaniya.

posted: 2013-10-19 20:00:43


posted: 2013-10-19 20:02:03

Pitso and your technical team how do you motivate me who live in Durban and who took the decision to boycot the Downs games when they play in DBN until they win some silver wear.Their next game is against Amazulu on 23'rd Oct do expert me to go and watch them I would rather save my money for Arrows and Polukwane City. You and your big mouth will be stiched from now onwards.

yellow machine
posted: 2013-10-19 20:04:28

This is wht he dd to Teko Modise, we really need his experiance today. Zungu is still a youngster

yellow machine
posted: 2013-10-19 20:09:21

We really dnt hv some1 to protect the back 4, nd we need Teko bck nw for creativity.

posted: 2013-10-19 20:12:12

Watch out Pitso! Motsepe will soon be very convinced that Roger De Sa is the  right-man for the job check where he takes Orlando Pirates to the final of Champion's league and you are battling to get 1 Cup at domesticaly>>>Do you still say "You are the best coach" you are still continue making us the laughing stock to our bitter rival Kaizer Chiefs.

posted: 2013-10-19 20:15:30

Kikikiki!!!!!tititititi shame coach Pizza, don't worry u will conquer Africa one day. Kikikikiiiiii

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-10-19 20:22:03

That's not how to write Polokwane City u ignorant bustard. Know ur country u bloody fool. Mxm, stupid peace of shit. By the way, nobody cares whether u go to stadium or not. Motsepe does not even need ur fake R40.

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-10-19 20:25:21

Kaizer Chiefs can never be bitter rivals to perennial failures like signdowns. U must 1st learn how to beat Platinum Stars then at least win 40 trophies without Chiefs winning any then we can talk of rivalry.

posted: 2013-10-19 20:27:34

pitso bores me wit hs tactics ,wome is selfish ,zungu ws taken apart by Sarr.teko,mphela and pelembe shud b given a chance.UP THE BUCS

posted: 2013-10-19 20:28:06

back to their usual ways i told them they were playing weak teams grrrrrrrr phaaaaaaa

posted: 2013-10-19 20:29:19

Mnxm very rich coming from you take your sleeping tablets and cry yourself to sleep

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-10-19 20:31:26

mdmasiza2 correct Buccuneer, Pitso is making a mockery of himself.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-10-19 20:38:34

I'm currently drinking like hell to reduce broken heart pains after my boys failed to beat Platinum Stars. I'm sitting with Pelembe at the moment in one of the top club in Rosebank. The boy is so polite and shocked after we got beaten. I hope Pitso should just swallow his pride and put the grudges aside to bring back Pelembe, otherwise I foresee him without a job soon.

posted: 2013-10-19 20:41:37

Mxm miss even penalties

posted: 2013-10-19 20:48:48

I knew Pitso won't make it against a gud team, he just not a man for Sundowns with all the players he bought still he fails 2 win a cup?

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