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Cape Town City avenge MTN 8 title

Cape Town – Cape Town City bagged their first MTN8 title after they vanquished SuperSport United 4-1 on penalties (0-0 after additional time) at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday. The result is a repeat of a year ago’s MTN8 last, which was won on spot kicks by Matsatsantsa. This time around, the Natives were the better group through the two long periods of play, yet were not able influence their strength to consider the scoreboard. Be that as it may, in the shootout, goalkeeper Diminish Leeuwenbergh demonstrated his value with two recoveries from Bradley Grobler and Reneilwe Letsholonyane, permitting Thabo Nodada to flame home the unequivocal punishment and anchored the R8 million check for the Cape side.

Supersport United looked the more risky group from the beginning of the tie, yet they required 30 minutes to at last call Leeuwenbergh into activity, with the Dutchman plunging low on his right side to keep out a drive from Evans Rusike. That nearby shave started the Residents into life at the opposite end, as they made three scoring openings with hardly a pause in between. To begin with, in the 32nd moment, Nodada hit the post with a long range drive and Siphelele Mthembu was not able turn home the bounce back.

The Cape side kept on making the better shots and in the 85th moment they again struck the woodwork: Edmilson’s redirected cross from the left fell merciful for Connections, who swiveled and struck a volley, just to see it bounce back off the bar. That turned out to be the last clear shot for either group, with the match heading off to a dreary 30 minutes of additional time in which unmistakably the players’ legs had been exhausted by the overwhelming, wet pitch.

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