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Nedbank Cup last-32 match report Ajax Cape Town 0 Mamelodi Sundowns 1

Posted: 21 February 2014 Time: 19:28

Mamelodi Sundowns advanced to the last-16 of the Nedbank Cup following a 1-0 victory over 10-man Ajax Cape Town in the Mother City on Friday night. 

The Brazilians deservedly progressed thanks to a stunning 60th minute strike from substitute Rodney Ramagalela.

Ajax, who lost 3-2 to Sundowns in the Premiership last weekend, had their captain Dominic Isaacs sent off in the dying stages of the tie on his return from suspension. 

In an open contest, Downs suffered a setback seven minutes in, as Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mashego strained his groin when shooting and had to be replaced by Ramagalela. 

The visitors, though, still had the better of the play, with ex-Urban Warrior Khama Billiat thundering a volley over from inside the area, while Teko Modise nearly scored with an attempted cross from the right, but Ajax goalkeeper Brandon Petersen did well to tip the effort over in the 30th minute.

Soon after, the 19-year-old Petersen dropped down smartly to keep out a dipping shot from lanky Liberian Anthony Laffor, who was promoted to the starting lineup in the place of midfield enforcer Hlompho Kekana.

Modise had another chance just before the interval, but he skied his attempt narrowly over after latching onto a Bongani Zungu headed flick-on in the box.

The home side showed greater intensity after the recess. However, they were knocked back when Ramagalela released an unstoppable first-time shot into the top corner with the outside of his boot from 20 yards, with Billiat providing the assist.

Ajax were further hampered when former skipper Granwald Scott was stretchered off in the 65th minute following a heavy clash of heads with Ramagalela, prompting the introduction of Cole Alexander.

Roger de Sa's men continued to fight for a way back but were ultimately unable to breach a miserly Downs defensive unit, with Isaacs getting dismissed for a second bookable offence in the final minute.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Beerginner
posted: 2014-02-21 20:50:56

khozatin Tsek son

metalwolfofficial
posted: 2014-02-21 20:51:16

Can we guys stick to the script and discuss stuff relevant to the topic, be respectful to one another and call teams the right way and cut the bullshit? If these journalists know we are smart, they will have to come up with nice facts for us to ponder and digest out thoughts on.

metalwolfofficial
posted: 2014-02-21 20:52:41

khozatin Beerginner  So at which stage of the Champions League will chiefs gets knocked out, Mr Fortune Teller?

Meldinho
posted: 2014-02-21 20:55:54

I doubt that Ramagalela's services are needed or preferred

Mosixty
posted: 2014-02-21 21:01:18

 hola mjukate!!!!

khozatin
posted: 2014-02-21 21:03:47

metalwolf khozatin Beerginner Fortune teller ke mmago

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-02-21 21:05:42

Was he supposed to sell them?

Mosixty
posted: 2014-02-21 21:06:18

 A true pirates supporter would never talk like that........u are just a mere fan who is jealousy of a neighbor There is no way a fole fole buccaneer would wish his team to loose

deleted_30097446_JudahThembaSondlo
posted: 2014-02-21 21:06:36

The competency of our match officials is becoming a challenge

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-02-21 21:07:40

Ur hatred to the Mighty Amakhosi makes you nasty. U rather wish ur own team bad luck just as long as Amakhosi doesn't lift the League.

Mosixty
posted: 2014-02-21 21:08:22

 the referee was fair and square.....when u got 3 penalty u never complained

SabeloMazibuko
posted: 2014-02-21 21:09:06

Don't worry masadawana Kekana will b back on tuesday n we hv Sandilands in goals so don't b scared of Rats we will smash dem again. KBY

La Coste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 2014-02-21 21:09:16

Are you a South African? Do you follow Bafana Bafana? Do you understand what Sundowns is doing to South African soccer at large? I love football i attend most of the matches irrespective of who is playing but having 18 foreign players in one team is disrespect to PSL statutes and South African youth who aspire to be professional players. Lets not debate this issue any further as it will cause more harm than peaceful solution.

Sucre4
posted: 2014-02-21 21:10:37

Last week it was 3 points,few days its a cup win,ya ds Ajax really gettng hard 2 beat the Motsepe family,thanx 2 R Ramagalela strike dt got us a deserved win.To d whole team,thanx guys 4 ur commitment we value it a lot as the fans of KA BO YELLO.

KA BO YELLO,TILL DEATH DO US APART !!!

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-02-21 21:12:57

@SR4: sure Buccaneer.

deleted_30097446_JudahThembaSondlo
posted: 2014-02-21 21:14:22

The competency of our referees lives a bad after taste. This is embarrassing with the misleading opinion that the PSL is the best league on the continent. Something needs to be done about this, we must bear in mind that these are careers being put at risk. Please SAFA look into this because we are nolonger in the era when referees had to live the field running from angry supporters.

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-02-21 21:16:38

Where did u hear that opinion that says the PSL is the best league on the continent? Next time research before commenting.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-02-21 21:19:20

I'm happy we advanced to the next round. Our real mission will be accomplished on Tuesday night at loftas. Tonight game was just a warm up.

Beerginner
posted: 2014-02-21 21:20:05

La Coste (Khosi by Birth)  Zungu is South African so too is Hlompho, what more do you want. This thing of Zebras trying to compete with downs is the problem for our national team

Beerginner
posted: 2014-02-21 21:22:10

The Real Lucho  Wena you did not go to school

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