South-Africa

Sundowns edge All Stars in Cape Town

2018-02-09 23:06
Percy Tau (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns had to work hard at a rainy Athlone Stadium on Friday night to secure a 1-0 win over Cape Town All Stars in a Nedbank Cup last 32 match.

As it happened: Cape Town All Stars v Mamelodi Sundowns

Stars started positively and had the first chance of the game when after some nice interplay Ruzaigh Gamildien's shot from inside the box was blocked by a defender.

Sundowns struggled to break down a determined home defence and only really had a Percy Tau free kick on 12 minutes, easily saved by Ludwe Mpakumpaku, to show for their early efforts.

On the other hand, Igugu Lekapa were looking up for the challenge and they had some good phases of play and a couple of more shots on goal as Lucky Setelele fired a shot straight at Razak, while Nation Ndlovu's curling effort was deflected wide of goal in the 35th minute.

Masandawana ended the first half strongly as the rain came hammering down, but they were unable to unlock the home defence.

Stars began the second half with great purpose and could well have been in front had Setelele been more clinical in front of goal before Ndlovu missed the target by a matter of inches. 

Having failed to take their opportunities, Stars were punished by the 2016 African champions when Leandro Sirino put Tau in on goal and the Bafana Bafana striker finished cool and calmly past Mpakumpaku on the hour mark.

Stars never really mustered much of a comeback although they were always in the game.

While at the other end, the Tshwane team missed to great chances in the dying minutes to extend their lead as Tau fired over from a good position before Sirino's effort was superbly saved by Mpakumpaku.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.