Register Login Scores

MTN8 2016

Vilakazi Nets On Debut As Downs Progress In MTN8


Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 SuperSport United 

Date: 28 August 2016

Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Sibusiso Vilakazi scored on his Mamelodi Sundowns debut, as the Brazilians defeated SuperSport United 3-1 in their MTN8 quarterfinal tie.

The game got off to an exciting start, with both sides showing their attacking intent, while SuperSport tried to shake up Denis Onyango from deadball situations.

Sundowns eventually broke the deadlock after 17 minutes as SuperSport failed to deal with Keagan Dolly's corner, which allowed Wayne Arendse to poke home from six-yards out.

Pitso Mosimane's charges were dealt a blow after 24 minutes when Leonardo Castro was forced off with an injury, after a collision with Morgan Gould. He was replaced by Percy Tau.

Sudowns had Denis Onyango to thank for keeping the visitors at bay, as the Ugandan produced a few fine saves to deny the likes of Jeremy Brockie and Bradley Grobler.

SuperSport suffered an injury blow of their own just before the break, as Grobler was forced off with an injury. He was replaced by Kingston Nkhatha.

However, Nkhatha made an immediate impact as the Zimbabwean rose well to send a looping header into the far corner to level matters on the stroke of halftime.

The opening exchanges of the second half proved to be a quiet affair, with no real goal-mouth action taking place, which prompted Baxter to introduce Cole Alexander on the hour-mark.

Chances were hard to come by, but Sundowns eventually restored their lead in the 74th minute when Hlompho Kekana's volley deflected off Sibusiso Vilakazi's face and sailed past Williams.

Sundowns grabbed a third goal a few minutes later, as Khama Billiat cut inside before placing the ball into the far corner, after some good build-up.

Mosimane threw on Bangaly Soumahoro for the closing stages to shut up shop, as the Brazilians managed to hold on and secure their spot in the semi-final.

Here's how they lined up:

Mamelodi Sundowns: 36. Onyango, 21. Zwane, 4. Langerman, 16. Nascimento, 6. Arendse, 8. Kekana, 33. Mabunda (Mohomi 70'), 7. Dolly (Bangaly 90'), 11.Vilakazi, 25. Castro (Tau 24') , 20. Billiat

SuperSport United: 30. Williams, 14. Bhasera, 4. Daniels, 29. Gould, 5. Boxall, 8. Furman, 6. Letsholonyane, 18. Morton (Alexander 59'), 13. Phala (Mnyamane 83'), 11. Brockie, 7. Grobler (Nkhatha 41')



Bucs Legend's Son Signs For Cosmos

Downs Midfielder Facing Uncertain Future?

Muchichwa: There’s Something Wrong With Chiefs


Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

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

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

133 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

147 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Check Out Moleko’s Farm Ride Flexes

5 Jan 21, 2021 03:10 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Pogba: Rashford & Martial Don't Have Cavani's Quality

11 Jan 22, 2021 08:31 AM in English Premier League

The Top Goalscorers In Europe This Season So Far

4 Jan 25, 2021 08:03 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Crucial Injury Update On Chiefs’ Frosler

36 Jan 23, 2021 09:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates