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12/03/2017 18:30

SuperSport edged in Sudan

Posted: 12 March 2017 Time: 20:20

SuperSport United suffered a 3-2 defeat to Al Ahly Shendy in their first leg first round CAF Confederation Cup match-up on Sunday evening.

The Sudanese club signalled their intent from the get-go, making Matsatsantsa goalkeeper Boalefe Pule earn his keep as they piled on the pressure in the early stages.

Pule was up to the task, however, producing a number of fine saves and a vital interception midway through the half to keep the hosts at bay, with the two sides heading into the break deadlocked at 0-0.

Stuart Baxter went in search of goals immediately in the second stanza, brining on Jeremy Brockie for Morgan Gould, yet a penalty 15 minutes in put the South African club on the back foot as the hosts took the lead.

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Ten minutes later and Shendy doubled their advantage, as Kingston Nkhatha was introduced into the game, replacing Fagrie Lakay with 17 minutes left to play.

The Zimbabwean played a crucial role in getting his side an important away goal, his low cross converted by Mario Booysen who halved the deficit.

Another strike by the hosts soon after made it 3-1, yet a stoppage time Brockie goal gives SuperSport hope ahead of next week’s second leg in Pretoria.

Team line-up:

SuperSport XI: Pule, Kekana, Mashamaite, Booysen, Ritchie, Gould, Morton, Mokoena, Phala, Modiba, Lakay.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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