Register Login Scores

MTN8 2016

Sundowns Claim MTN8 Final Berth

MTN8
 
Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Chippa United
 
Date: 21 September 2016
 
Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium
 
Mamelodi Sundowns booked their place in the MTN8 final after beating Chippa United 1-0 in the semifinal second leg on Wednesday.
 
The Brazilians were on the attack from the get-go as Keagan Dolly showed off some individual skill to beat a defender before forcing a great save from Daniel Akpeyi.
 
Yannick Zakri made his presence felt early as he produced a few excellent passes to bring the likes of Khama Billiat into the fray. However, Billiat fired wide in the 16th minute.
 
Denis Onyango was called into action twice as Chippa managed to put together decent advances towards the Sundowns third. He was up to the task, pulling off superb saves.
 
Chippa threatened again on the stroke of half-time, but Mbulelo Wambi's effort went wide after Andile Mbenyane's shot was saved.
 
Shortly after the half-time interval, the hosts piled the pressure on Chippa and a goalmouth scramble almost resulted in the opener but Sibusiso Vilakazi's shot was blocked.
 
Anthony Laffor was introduced in the 56th minute, coming on for Zakri in order to help the hosts find a way through the Chippa defence, and the change paid off swiftly.
 
The Brazilians finally broke the deadlock in the 75th minute. A lightning quick attack from within their own half gave super-sub Anthony Laffor the chance to net the decisive goal after an assist from Sibusiso Vilakazi.
 
United threw men forward to get themselves back on level terms, but Sundowns held on to their narrow lead to clinch a spot in the MTN8 final.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Sundowns: 36 Onyango, 5 Mbekile, 4 Langerman, 16 Nascimento, 6 Arendse, 8 Kekana, 13 Mabunda, 7 Dolly, 11 Vilakazi, 24 Zakri, 33 Billiat.
 
Chippa: 1 Akpeyi, 2 Okwuosa, 24 Thopola, 4 Van Heerden, 40 Kama, 6 Sali, 0 Mdaki, 10 Mbenyane, 5 Wambi, 26 Masuku, 3 Lorch.
 

Clayton Daniels On The Physio's Table

Chiefs Debutant Must Wait, Shabba Back

MTN8 - 13 Goals, 13 scorers

1143 comments

Top 5

Baxter Returns, Chiefs Confirm Contract Length

290 Jun 09, 2021 12:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

22 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Zwane Provides Update On Downs Contract Talks

91 Jun 09, 2021 08:48 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Agent Provides Crucial Update On Jele’s Pirates Future

45 Jun 09, 2021 11:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Brighton Make Tau U-Turn, R66 Million Move Loading?

29 Jun 09, 2021 05:11 PM in Players Abroad

Grobler Update! Bad News For Chiefs?

49 Jun 09, 2021 10:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Latest: Billiat, Zuma In Chiefs' Black Label Line-Up

142 Jun 10, 2021 04:52 PM in Carling Black Label Cup

Ronaldo Offered To Three Clubs?

3 Jun 10, 2021 09:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs: The Club Has Made Changes…

47 Jun 08, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Grobler Update! Bad News For Chiefs?

49 Jun 09, 2021 10:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Maluleka Addresses Downs Exit Talks

131 Jun 09, 2021 11:46 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Lekgwathi On Tyson: People Will Expect Miracles

10 Jun 09, 2021 02:35 PM in Orlando Pirates