Cape Town - Free State Stars defeated Super Eagles 2-1 in the rearranged Nedbank Cup second round clash at Goble Park on Wednesday.
Bongani Mbuli opened the scoring for the National First Division side
just before the break but Rooi Mahamutsa equalised with 91 minutes on
the clock to send the game into extra time.
Mohammed Anas then netted the winner just four minutes later to secure passage to the last 16 of the competition.
Eagles were lively in the opening exchanges, with Modibedi Mokoena
and Motlatsi Perekisi both unable to affect the scoreline as Nhlanhla
Vilakazi came close for Stars.
Siphelele Mthembu was off target with a header before a missed
penalty on 40 minutes ahead of Mbuli's opener deep into first-half
Maxime Cosse was introduced for Sthembiso Dlamini before Anas came on for Sinethemba Jantjie.
With 61 minutes played, Vilakazi stole in but was unable to convert,
and after one more change, that saw Patrick Phungwayo make way for
Relebogile Mokhuoane, Mahamutsa turned home a timely equaliser to send
the game into overtime, leaving Anas to fire in an emphatic winner.
The Premier Soccer League has announced that the 2017/18 Nedbank Cup round of 16 draw will be held on Thursday night at 19:30.