MTN8 Quarter-final round-up

Image: Cape Town City

Polokwane City produced a great performance to knockout defending champions Cape Town City at Newlands stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Image: Cape Town City

The Citizens dominated possession and camped inside Polokwane City’s half for majority of the match but it was the counterattacking football of the Polokwane based side that produced a goal in each half to knock out the champions.

A curling strike from Mohammed Anas made it 1-0 in the 25th minute before Charlton Mashumba, who replaced Anas produced another great finish from inside the box to make it 2-0 with five minutes left.

The score line could have been worse as Polokwane City missed a penalty and a one on one chance in the dying seconds of the match.

Then, in the late Saturday afternoon game, Highlands Park scored with eight minutes left through Wayde Jooste to stun Orlando Pirates 1-0.

In one of the most anticipated Pirates game as the “chosen one” Rhulani Mokwena was in charge of his first game after the sudden resignation of Coach Milutin Sredojevic on Friday night, the fans left the stadium disappointed as another chance to win a trophy was missed.

In the late game on Saturday, Mamelodi Sundowns came back from a goal down to beat Bloemfontein Celtic 3-1.

Ndumiso Mabena opened the scoring for Celtic with a well taken free-kick in the 56th minute.

Then, with 18 minutes to play, Sundowns were awarded a penalty converted by Themba Zwane to level matters.

In the 79th minute, Mosa Lebusa made it 2-1 with a powerful header before Keletso Makgalwa scored the 3rd goal with a minute left.


SuperSport United scored three second half goals to beat Bidvest Wits 3-0 at Bidvest stadium.

Bradley Grobler opened the scoring ten minutes into the second half before Thamsanqa Gabuza helped himself to a brace. His first was a headed goal in the 64th minute before converting a penalty with two minutes left.

Semi-finals draw:

Polokwane City vs Highlands Park

SuperSport United vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Written by: Diski Voice