Stars crowned TKO champs

2013-12-07 22:10
Henrico Botes (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Platinum Stars came from a goal down to defeat Orlando Pirates 2-1 in the final of the 2013 Telkom Knockout at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday night.

A second-half double from Mogakolodi Ngele saw Dikwena to their second cup success this season after Lukcy Lekgwathi had put the Buccaneers 1-0 up in the first half.

Pirates were hoping to claim revenge on Stars for their defeat in the final of the MTN8 earlier this season, but the Rustenburg team turned the game on its head to pick up the Telkom Knockout for the second time.

Pirates settled the quicker of the two teams, but it was Stars who had the first shot in anger, with the always dangerous Robert Ng’ambi putting an effort just over the crossbar in the seventh minute.

And the Botswana international cemented his status as a Dikwena hero 10 minutes later when he crashed home the winning goal. Lindokuhle Mbatha cut inside from the left and teed up the number 11, who struck a first-time left-footed shot into the top corner from 20 metres out, 2-1.

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