TTM & All Stars Into Last Eight
TTM and Cape Town All Stars won penalty shoot-outs to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup after Friday’s matches.
Cape Town All Stars P(5)3-3(3) Cape Town Spurs
Cape Town All Stars beat Cape Towns Spurs 5-3 in a penalty shootout after it ended 3-3 after 120 minutes at Parow Park on Friday afternoon.
Waseem Isaacs gave All Stars the lead in the 17th minute, finishing off from a cross from Dillon Solomons.
Spurs were level in the second half, when in the 62nd minute All Stars conceded an own goal, accredited to Thabo Mokhele.
And with neither team able to find a winner in the 90 minutes, the game went to extra time.
Just before halftime in extra time, Brazilian Junior Batista, who had only just come on the field, put Spurs into the lead.
Zaahir Witbooi made it two-all in the 23rd minute of extra time, as the match looked to be heading to penalties.
But Spurs grabbed the lead again, and it was another Brazilian as Igor ‘Balotelli’ De Oliveira got on the scoresheet.
And it wasn’t over, Ronaldo Maarman made it 3-3 with a minute go, scoring directly from a free kick, and the match went to penalties.
Luther Jacobs saved Ashley Cupido’s penalty in the shootout, and All Stars won the shootout 5-3 to advance.
Tshakhuma P(4)2-2(3) Swallows
TTM beat Swallows 4-3 in a penalty shootout at the Peter Mokaba Stadium after it had 2-2 after extra time on Friday evening.
Thabo Mnyamane continued his good recent goal scoring form, and put TTM into the lead in the 18th minute.
It was difficult conditions as the rain poured down in Polokwane and Virgil Vries did well to keep it just one goal, as he made a good save in the 27th minute to deny Celimpilo Ngema.
Mnyamane came close in the 37th minute, but his header hit the woodwork and bounced clear.
Swallows were level in the 44th minute, Sipho Sibiya heading in to level matters, and at halftime the score was 1-1.
It wasn’t long before TTM were back in front, Rhulani Manzini heading them back into the lead in the 52nd minute, after good ball in by Mogakolodi Ngele.
Vuyo Mere got Swallows level again, when he got to the end of a Ruzaigh Gamildien free kick, and was able to knock it past Washington Arubi in the 75th minute.
With neither side able to score again in regulation time, the match went into extra time.
TTM were awarded a penalty halfway through extra time as Sifiso Hlanti fouled Joseph Malongoane in the box. However Vries was up to the task and and he dived well to his right to save Meshack Maphangule’s penalty attempt.
With neither team able to find a winner after 120 minutes, the match was to be decided by a penalty shoot out.
Washington Arubi saved two penalties as TTM went through 4-3 in the spot kicks.
Technically Swallows’ first defeat of the season, though Brandon Truter’s team remains unbeaten in the league.