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Truter Backs Sundowns To Clinch Nedbank Cup

Brandon Truter Backs Sundowns To Clinch Nedbank Cup

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 09, 2018 11:22 PM

Following their Nedbank Cup exit, Cape Town All Stars coach Brandon Truter hopes Mamelodi Sundowns goes all the way and win the cup.

Read: Tau Sends 'Downs Into Nedbank Cup Last 16

After giving the Brazilians a few scary moments early on in the second half, Igugu LeKapa surrendered to a Percy Tau strike shortly before the half and hour mark to go down 1-0 at the Athlone Stadium.

“I think we coped well, we went toe-to-toe with them. Coming up against Sundowns was a good motivator for us and you can’t ask for anything more.

“So well done to them and I hope they win the cup,” Truter told SuperSport after the game.

The Capetonians put up a stern showing against a solid Downs side, who rested a few of their regulars such as captain Hlompho Kekana, Ricardo Nascimento and Denis Onyango to mention but a few.

“I think few players did put up their hands and showed their quality. I think all the boys did well. At the end of the day, it was all about construction and organization that’s the way we play.

“I give them freedom of the players and let them enjoy the match. The intensity was very high. Sundowns play at very high intensity,” he said.

Not making use of their few clear-cut chances left Truter dejected and frustrated, as they were made to pay.

“At the end of the day, I think they coped quite well with the conditions. The grass was a bit wet and heavy with the rain coming down.

“But I think up until the 80th minute our legs were gone but we’re still managed to get a chance here and there, with the one-on-one we missed and they went on to score," he added.

“That’s the difference in quality, we missed one and they get one and Percy put it away."


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Nkoh Joined: 11 Oct 2017
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Nkoh Feb 10, 2018 10:45 AM
That's why you were not informed about CPT ALL STARS being sold to Izinyoni Fc
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the fat one.,pizza Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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the fat one.,pizza Feb 10, 2018 10:31 AM
If i was capetown all stars owner I was gonna sack this guy right away its obvious he sold this match .mark my words swinedowns gonna be knocked out sec round
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setlaboswana Feb 10, 2018 08:32 AM
Truter is a true Downs supporter.
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27822533213 Feb 10, 2018 08:08 AM
hopes wil be hopes
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Matayitayi Feb 10, 2018 12:50 AM
Kaboyello coach
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Michaeltshigama Feb 09, 2018 11:37 PM
Downs is like Serena Williams coz when u win njalonje haters will hate u but oksalayo we r the best
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Michaeltshigama Feb 09, 2018 11:35 PM
When i said the Nedbank cup is written Mamelodi Sundowns on it, some people i won't mention maybe thought i was mad but even Mr Truter can attest to the fact that my team is the best n they should win it, fosho

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