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