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Celtic End SuperSport's Nedbank Cup Dream

Nedbank Cup Report: Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United 11 February 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 11, 2018 06:24 PM

Nedbank Cup

Report: Bloemfontein Celtic 1 (5)- (4)1 SuperSport United

Date: 11 February 2018

Venue: Dr Molemela Stadium

Bloemfontein Celtic got back to winning ways after knocking out SuperSport United 5-4 on penalties, to advance in the Nedbank Cup.

In the midst of their topsy-turvy campaign, Eric Tinkler saw the need to make an alarming nine changes to his starting line-up from their last clash.

This clearly showed where they are basing their focus on this season, with their league form not too good at all.

They were put on the back foot early on, as they struggled to get into the game with the pressure being put on them by the hosts.

They almost went down after 17 minutes, but Thakasani Mbanjwa came to their rescue with a brilliant save off Tshepo Rikhotso’s penalty.

Zimbabwean Onimsor Bhasera brought down Menzi Masuku inside the box, forcing Victor Gomes to point to spot.

After surrendering the relentless pressure, United struggled to trouble the hosts with young striker Darren Smith leading the attack.

It got worse when Bhasera once again committed a foul inside the box, that resulted in Gomes awarding another penalty after hacking down Masuku.

Former Orlando Pirates striker Ndumiso Mabena this time stood up and send Mbanjwa the wrong way to put the green and white in the lead.

SuperSport came out for the second half with a lot more promise and it showed as they took the game to the hosts.

The scores were level in the 58th minute courtesy of Sipho Mbule, who reacted well to Kingston Nkhatha’s cross-cum shot to steer past Patrick Tignyemb.

With the rain coming down, the momentum slowed down from both teams as the game which limited the amount of goal-scoring chances.

It’s a stimulus that continued in the 30 minutes of extra time, which formed the game into a penalty shootout which the hosts one 5-4, with Tignyemb converting the final one after Derwin Farmer’s miss for the opponents.

Here's how they line up:

Celtic: 30. Tingyemb, 2. Molekwane, 22. Rihkotso, 25. Gordinho, 3. Pfumbidazi, 8. Phalane, 35. Baloyi, 50. Masuku (Mashikinya 83'), 33. Motshegwa (Dlamini 107'), 19. Nemukondeni, 10. Mabena.
 
Subs: 34. Dambe, 4. Dlamini, 6. Maruping, 13. Letsaolo, 17. Mabaso, 18. Mashikinya, 26. Lubisi.
 
SuperSport: 31. Mbanjwa, 18. Nhlapo, 27. Egwuekwe, 25. Farmer, 14. Bhasera, 28. Mokoena, Mokeke (Boateng 46'), 38. Webber (Dlala 74'), 24. Mbule, 9. Smith, 10. Nkhatha (Kekana 111').
 
Subs: 1. Pieterse, 20. Kekana, 2. Boateng, 17. Dube, 26. Stoffels, 35. Dlala, 36. Zondi.


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kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog Feb 12, 2018 10:04 AM
Well done to isiwelele for kicking Dez idiots with poor football out of this competition
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EagleEye Feb 12, 2018 09:14 AM
Can anyone please tell me where Ronwin Williams is? Well dine Phunya Selesele.
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Feb 12, 2018 04:06 AM
#AbashweMatsatsantsa !!!
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mr carta Feb 11, 2018 11:11 PM
Tinkler said it last week that they won't prioritize this cup hence he made a lot of changes,don't write him off yet he can take ss utd to greater heights.
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Veezo Feb 11, 2018 09:12 PM
But to be honest ssu is too hard for Mr Tinkler,iyamhlula
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Ntsunda11 Feb 11, 2018 08:49 PM
@@azzaniawest the departure of his top striker made things worse for him
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Ntsunda11 Feb 11, 2018 08:46 PM
The elimination of SSU to be honest it's a big advantage to us as they always give us hard time in cup competitions
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kadish Feb 11, 2018 07:47 PM
@Thobeka Masina you are wrong Tinkler is far better than those coaches you have mention Tinkler won a cup and played two continental finals n he is better than Komphela as well
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VutomiVTM Feb 11, 2018 07:28 PM
Why was Tinkler defensive. That kind of game plan doesn't win trophies... Mr Tinkler you're admiring Steve now
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Sbudah27 Feb 11, 2018 07:02 PM
@Thobeka Masina welcome
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Thobeka Masina Feb 11, 2018 06:52 PM
i will say it until the cows come home...Tickler is not gud enough...he smoke too much..u can't compare him to Rhulani, MoloI, Benni...he is so lucky to coach a team like SSU
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no1coachkm Feb 11, 2018 06:38 PM
Congratulations Celtic. I love you so much and wish you much success. I will work for you soon.
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@azzaniawest Feb 11, 2018 06:33 PM
I THINK ERIC TINKLER HAS LOST IT IN THE CHANGE ROOM
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@azzaniawest Feb 11, 2018 06:31 PM
SSUEXIT
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Hlasela_Khosi Feb 11, 2018 06:15 PM
Dankie Siwelele!!!
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Ntsunda11 Feb 11, 2018 06:14 PM
SSU out
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DopeZN Feb 11, 2018 05:41 PM
Siwelele...
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Ronewa_bucs Feb 11, 2018 04:40 PM
Celtic abuse this team plz
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no1coachkm Feb 11, 2018 04:38 PM
Good luck Celtic. You deserve a trophy somewhere.
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