Absa Premiership

SuperSport into Nedbank Cup final

2016-05-14 22:24
Jeremy Brockie (Supplied)

Pretoria - SuperSport United brushed aside National First Division side Baroka FC 2-0 to advance to the Nedbank Cup final at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane on Saturday night.

This means SuperSport will now lock horns with Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup final at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on May 28.

Matsatsantsa began the match brightly with Kingston Nkhatha forcing Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke into a save five minutes into the game.

In the 15th minute, a neat flick by Bradley Grobler was too strong for his SuperSport team-mate Thuso Phala as they searched for an early goal.

Sibusiso Khumalo had a chance to fire SuperSport into the lead from a free-kick 15 minutes later, but his effort sailed wide of the target.

Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Phala played a good cross into the Baroka box in the 36th minute and Masuluke came out to catch the ball.

The score was 0-0 during the half-time following an interesting first-half which was slightly dominated by Matsatsantsa.

It took only two minutes for Grobler to break the deadlock after the restart. The striker scored from close range to make it 1-0 to SuperSport.

The home then profited from an error at the back by Baroka and Phala made no mistake as he fired home to make it 2-0 to SuperSport in the 53rd minute.

Former Platinum Stars forward Grobler had a chance to grab his second and SuperSport's third 10 minutes later, but his effort missed the target.

In the 77th minute, Grobler unleashed a good shot which was well-saved by Baroka shot-stopper Masuluke as Matsatsantsa looked to seal their win.

Despite Baroka's late attacks, SuperSport stood firm at the back in the remaining minutes and the latter emerged 2-0 winners.

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