Cape Town - SuperSport United beat Tshwane rivals University of Pretoria 4-2 on
penalties at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday evening to book their place in
the next round of the Nedbank Cup.
The game ended at 3-3 after regulation time.
Matsatsantsa scored twice in the final 17 minutes to force extra-time, but
following a goalless half-hour, SuperSport were the better side from 12 yards
with Ronwen Williams making two penalty saves.
Leading up to the clash, a lot was made about AmaTuks poor record against
their Tshwane rivals: after 12 minutes they scored their first competitive goal
in what was their 10th game against SuperSport.
Having won back the ball inside their own area, AmaTuks launched a swift
counter-attack and after Thabiso Nkoana hit the upright, Innocent Nemukondeni
pounced to stroke home the rebound.
Micheal Morton brought the visitors back down to earth in the 26th minute -
the defensive midfielder with a rare goal following a mistake by Washington
Lennox Bacela will be integral to AmaTuks bid for survival this season, and
having played a role in the opening goal, the former Orlando Pirates set-up the
second. Ian Chikohwa restoring Tuks lead on 53 minutes.
AmaTuks extended their lead soon after in rather fortunate
circumstances.Grant Kekana heading the goal into the back of his own net.
The visitors were on course for their first win against their Tshwane
rivals, but SuperSport rallied and after Jeremy Brockie equalised with a near
post header in the 73rd minute, Morne Nel prodded home the equaliser in the
Following a rather uneventful 30-minute period of extra-time, SuperSport won
it from the spot with Brockie netting the winner.