Cape Town - Sibusiso Vilakazi got his Mamelodi Sundowns career up and
running with a goal and assist as the club booked their place in the MTN8
semifinals with a 3-1 win over SuperSport United at Loftus Stadium on
The Bafana Bafana midfielder scored the Brazilians second
with Wayne Arendse and Khama Billiat also on target for the home side.
Kingston Nkhatha found the back of the net for Matsatsantsa;
for what proved to be a mere consolation strike.
Sundowns next face Chippa United in the final four with
Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City going head-to-head for a place in the
The league has been yearning for a match to rival the Soweto
Derby and while the Tshwane Derby - between Sundowns and SuperSport - still has
a long way to go in challenging the famous match between Kaizer Chiefs and
Orlando Pirates, the capital sides stepped up to the plate.
Following pre-match shenanigans which involved both teams
warming-up on the same side of the pitch, the action got underway.
SuperSport were the better side in the early exchanges, but
it would be Sundowns to take the lead through Arendse in the 18th minute. The
centre back hammering home from close range after the visitors failed to clear
Matsatsanta leveled matters on the stroke of half-time
through Nkhatha - the Zimbabwe international popping up a mere three
minutes after emerging off the bench.
A cagey second stanza sparked into gear in the 74th minute
with Vilakazi netting his first goal for the club; guiding Hlompho
Kekana's fierce shot into the back of the net - seconds after he was denied by
Ronwen Williams from point-blank range.
Billiat made sure of the result five minutes later following
a swift counter-attack. Percy Tau and Vilakazi teaming up down the left flank
to set up the Zimbabwe international who curled home to send the home fans into