Telkom Knockout – Final

Resul:   Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Date:     16 December 2015
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Mamelodi Sundowns clinched the Telkom Knockout Cup yesterday afternoon defeating Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 in a thrilling encounter at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Sundowns started the game well and were credited with a goal in the 5th minutes from Colombian striker Leonardo Castro who headed home a cross from Khama Billiat. Chiefs put pressure on to Sundowns but failed to covert their chance.
The game went into the second half with Sundowns in the lead and the Tshwane outfit were then rewarded with another goal from match day captain Thabo Ntethe who headed from a Teko Modise corner in the 50th minute. Chiefs were awarded a penalty in the 60th minute after Ntethe who seemed to have fouled Bernard Parker in the box. Simphiwe Tshabalala stepped up to the task but saw his shot being saved by Man Of The Match, Dennis Onyango. Chiefs won another penalty in the 73rd minute when Nthethe slid in for a tackle in the box and accidentally touched the ball with his arm. Amakhosi striker Abraw stepped to take up the penalty and saw his penalty being saved by Onyango to deny Chiefs another opportunity to score. Sundowns then made a counter attack in the 83th minute with good pass interchange that saw Teko Modise pass through a brilliant pass to Themba Zwane who produced a brilliant back heal before Hlompho Kekana shot a thunderous shot that went past Brilliant Khuzwayo to put Masandawane 3-0.
The game seemed wrapped up and Chiefs kept on pushing and were awarded with a goal from a Simphiwe Tshabalala set piece that found Abraw to give the Amakhosi faithful’s a consolation goal in stoppage time. That wasn’t enough as Ka Bo Yellow ended the game victorious.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane stated that he was happy with results, winning the trophy but wasn’t happy with the way his charges played and praised his keeper for putting a stunning performance. His counter part Amakhosi coach, Steve Khompela expressed that no matter how much they pressed it seemed not to happen for them as lady luck deserted them on the day, two missed penalties saved and clear chances missed. He stated that they could have easily won the game 4-3.

Sundowns: Onyango, Arendse, Langerman, Nthethe, Mbekile, Dolly, Zungu, Zwane, Castro, Billiat, Kekana

Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Gaxa, Gordinho, Gould, Masilela, Tshabalala, Baloyi, Ekstein, Katsande, Lebese, Manqele