Sundowns win Tshwane derby to knockout Supersport |
Mamelodi Sundowns knocked out the Telkom Challenge Cup defending champions Supersport United last night. Sundowns won the Tshwane derby in a thrilling encounter to schedule a meeting with Kaizer Chiefs who earlier won through penalties to reach the final of the prestigious tournament.
Sundowns were the 1st one to draw blood through Leonardo Castro and Supersport United responded quickly through a David Mathebula splendid freekick 3 minutes later.
Mamelodi Sundowns came back into the second half firing with all cylinders and scored two goal through Thabo Nthethe and Bongani Zungu to put pressure on Matsatsantsa a Pitori. Bafana Ba Style defended quite well ans showed character to deny Supersport United opportunity to score. Thuso Phala could have pulled one back after he received a ball from a Clayton Daniels header only to see his shot go up the post.
Pitso Mosimane charges showed as to why they sitting at the top of the ABSA Premiership log. Sundowns are on a roll and seem to have found their scoring boots and are playing good football.
Gordon Igesund the Supersport United praised his team for putting a brave performance against a star studded Mamelodi Sundowns team and believes they could have turned things around if they got a second goal.