Cape Town - Polokwane
City came from behind to beat 10-man Platinum Stars 2-1 after extra time in the
Nedbank Cup at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
from Edgar Manaka and Carlington Nyadombo sealed Rise and Shine's passage into
the quarterfinals for the first time in their history - victory also their
first in Rustenburg in four attempts.
Ng'ambi opened the scoring on the day.
Gift Sithole received his marching orders
in second-half stoppage time.
opened the scoring on 11 minutes. The Malawi international capitalised on a
poor clearance from a free-kick, and Muzikayifani Ngidi could only succeed in
deflecting Ng'ambi's diving header past George Chigova.
Ndumiso Mabena, fresh off Bafana Bafana duty, guided his shot narrowly wide,
Manaka popped up to level matters in first-half stoppage time with an expert
header from a Themba Mavundla cross.
teams troubled the woodwork in the second stanza. Sphesihle Nzimande went
close for the hosts before Kobamelo Kodisang was unlucky to see his shot hit
the underside of the crossbar.
were the better side heading into extra time, this despite Julio Leal fielding
a second-string side, and their task was made easier after Sithole saw
de Jongh was brought in to fill the gap left by Sithole, but he could only
succeed in giving away the penalty that lead to the winning goal; Nyadombo with
a cool finish to seal Polokwane City's progression in the tournament.