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Big Shocks In Nedbank Cup Semi-Finals

Nedbank Cup Wrap: Mameldo Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs Shocked In Semi-Finals

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 23, 2018 09:29 AM
A weekend of shocks in the Nedbank Cup saw favourites Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs dumped out to set up a surprise final encounter at Cape Town Stadium on May 19.
The weekend's action started at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, where a now infamous evening at Durban's showpiece venue ended in tragedy.
Amakhosi were undone by a well-drilled Free State Stars side, with Harris Tchilimbou opening the scoring inside 40 seconds, before grabbing his brace with 34 minutes gone on the clock to ultimately sink the Soweto giants.
What should have been a joyous moment for Ea Lla Koto, who were headed to their first cup final since 1999, instead turned bitterly violent as a pitch invasion by disgruntled and disillusioned Chiefs fans was followed by mass rioting, vandalism and, most shockingly, the savage assaults of security personnel, one of whom reportedly succumbed to her injuries and passed away on Sunday.
Two persons have since been arrested, the South African Police Service confirmed to the Siya crew, while further investigations are due on all fronts.
Meanwhile, as South African football was still struggling to come to terms with Saturday's events, Sundowns were in action on Sunday afternoon as they travelled to the Harry Gwala Stadium to take on Maritzburg United in the second semi-final clash.
The Brazilians would have known they were in for a fight against Fadlu Davids' high-flying outfit, although they got off to the perfect start as Gaston Sirino opened the scoring after just 70 seconds as his low drive squirmed through the hands of Richard Ofori before rolling over the goal-line.
However, that would be the last piece of joy for Pitso Mosimane's men, who looked a shadow of their usual selves for much of the encounter and were ultimately made to pay for it as the Team of Choice hit back through Lebohang Maboe two minutes before the break.
The turning point in the game came with around 20 minutes remaining as Sirnino picked up a needless second booking and subsequent red card for a stamp in midfield, handing the impetus to United.
The KwaZulu-Natal side ensured they made the most of it after completing the comeback with five minutes of regulation time remaining through Mxolisi Kunene before Fortune Makaringe rounded off the win in second-half injury time.
That result meant it would be Martizburg United to take on Free State Stars in a surprise line-up for the 2018 Nedbank Cup final, with the Team of Choice drawn as the home side for the Cape Town Stadium encounter on May 19.
Who do you think will walk away with the Nedbank Cup crown this year?



Maclane Joined: 18 Sep 2015
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Maclane Apr 23, 2018 01:55 PM
Honestly, i wasnt shocked. Would have been shocked if chiefs progressed. It was only a matter of time b4 they lost. They have had scrappy wins throughouut the season, not even once was i convinced by their win
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bucshooligan 1 Joined: 04 Apr 2016
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bucshooligan 1 Apr 23, 2018 11:14 AM
My heart is relieved now,Zebras and Sunflops are out
Ndabayakhe Joined: 24 Apr 2014
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Ndabayakhe Apr 23, 2018 11:08 AM
Yeah t was suprising indeed bt dats hw futbol is.I thought mayb one between Downz n Zebiies wl mak t to d final.Dats futbol fr yu
SowetoBOY Joined: 18 Jun 2012
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SowetoBOY Apr 23, 2018 11:07 AM
The Clowns and Idiots can buttkiss each other the were on the receiving end 2-0 -3-1 looks more like Tennis scorline.
rhoozy Joined: 08 Mar 2014
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rhoozy Apr 23, 2018 10:48 AM
@Pirates_999 yo team has done that before don't act like this is rats fans didn't attack khoza o at his house
setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Apr 23, 2018 10:48 AM
@Vonganithereturn, join me in Celebration of our League Title on Wednesday.
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Pirates_999 Apr 23, 2018 10:33 AM
This says a lot about Chiefs, Abusing our females, coach and vandalising our Stadiums. Why can't they just go straight to Bobby and Kaizer's house and vandalise them if they are angry at them
lelegologolo2018 Joined: 08 Mar 2018
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lelegologolo2018 Apr 23, 2018 10:30 AM
welcome to capitec cup dunu and chimpanzee....
Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Apr 23, 2018 10:18 AM
I think Maritzburg will win it. They play more as a team.
Vonganithereturn Joined: 05 Jul 2016
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Vonganithereturn Apr 23, 2018 10:08 AM
I can't wait for black label cup
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Vonganithereturn Apr 23, 2018 10:05 AM
Where's Mr know it all @setlaboswana
EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Apr 23, 2018 10:03 AM
There is no shock, it is about who is more determined to win. Forget about the fat cats and look at the teams with limited resources who are focused on playing football and win games for their supporters. This so called big teams are overrated. This is actually good for soccer and brave to Free State Stars and Maritzburg United.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 23, 2018 10:03 AM
40 seconds and 70 seconds, tjerrrr
Boris Becker Joined: 23 May 2017
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Boris Becker Apr 23, 2018 09:43 AM
Must we comment on this nonsense again now?

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