Mamelodi Sundowns are into the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup, after their 4-0 win over Polokwane City at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Mamelodi Sundowns 4-0 Polokwane City
Sundowns will now play Orlando Pirates in the quarter-finals, with that match scheduled for the 15th of April.
Peter Shalulile made it 1-0 in the 10th minute, scoring on the rebound after Tebatso Phoku had saved Haashim Domingo’s original effort. It was a nice build up to the goal, with the Namibian combining well with Kermit Erasmus, before setting up Domingo.
Lebohang Maboe made it two in the 13th minute, Erasmus playing it nicely into his path, and Maboe made no mistake in beating Phoku.
A minute later Lesedi Kapinga made it 3-0, following up after Phoku saved Shalulile’s initial effort. Once again Erasmus involved in the build up.
A defensive slip by Domingo almost allowed City a chance to get back into this tie, but Khuda Muyaba’s effort at goal went just wide.
Sundowns were awarded a penalty in the 27th minute when Kapinga was hacked down by Siphenathi Laqwela in the box, as he tried to get to the end of Erasmus’ cross. Andile Jali stepped up to the spot and made it 4-0.
It was almost five for Sundowns in the 42nd minute but Phoku was able to back pedal and stop Shalulile’s looping header, before saving a long range effort from Domingo seconds later.
Sundowns continued to control the game in the second half, but they seemed content with the four goal lead, and took their foot off the accelerator.
A first loss for Johnny Ferreira since taking over at City last month, and he will now re-focus on the GladAfrica Championship league, where the club are currently seventh.