Atteridgeville - SuperSport United came from a goal down to
beat Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-1 in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals at Lucas
Moripe Stadium on Friday night.
Judas Moseamedi had opened the scoring for AmaZayoni, but
Aces were denied a place in the semi-finals with Jeremy Brockie levelling
matters for the hosts, before Bradley Grobler netted the winner in rather
Having done things the hard way to reach the quarter-finals
of the competition, SuperSport were eager not to concede an early goal, but
after five minutes Aces were in front.
After Sibusiso Masina fired a warning shot, Moseamedi popped
up from the resulting corner-kick to nod home the opener.
Shu-Aib Walters was at his best to keep out Dove Wome and
Grobler as SuperSport went in search of the equaliser before the break.
At the other end of the pitch, Aces almost doubled their
lead in the 35th minute. Moseamedi never gave up on a long ball and just about
managed to cut the ball back to Collins Mbesuma who was denied by Ronwen
Williams from close range.
Mbesuma had another opportunity to add to his goal tally
this season, three minutes into the second stanza, but the burly forward was
unable to beat a determined Williams once again.
Brockie equalised for the home side in the 68th minute,
losing his marker before heading the ball past Shu-Aib Walters at the back
SuperSport scored the winner in the final minute of
regulation time. Thuso Phala's fierce shot took a wicked deflection off Grobler
- whose determination was rewarded as the ball bounced into the back of the