We advance to the semi finals of the 2021 MTN8 after penalties decided the game against SuperSport United this afternoon at Princess Magogo Stadium.
We took to the field showing great intention, and took the game to the visitors from the first minute. We dominated both possession and field and looked for gaps to open the scoring for the afternoon. While we pushed SuperSport back into their final third, we were just not able to finish off our plays.
Matsatsantsa worked tirelessly as well, and countered quickly when they had the ball. Grobler was close to scoring with a volley shot, but Mlungwana read the play well and made sure of the save.
A great deal of work was done by Mmodi, Mutizwa and debutant Cele, from the left hand side while M.Dube and Sibiya worked tirelessly on the right, but we ended up going into the break even, with no score on the board.
Our breakthrough came in the 50th minute after Sibiya was dragged down in the box. The referee awarded a penalty and Mutizwa made no mistake in converting, giving us the lead.
SuperSport made changes and it was their replacement Lungu who equalized in the 78th minute. With neither side being able to break the deadlock after full time we went into extra time.
It was then the visitors who took the lead after Rayners scored in the 99th minute of play. Also on the bench for the visiting side, he made quite an impact on their play.
It looked like all was over for us as we edged to the end of additional time, but consistent pressure in the opponents last third from the boys paid off when Gumede was unmarked on the back post and side-footed the equalizer in off a free kick from Sabelo.
Two missed conversions from SuperSport saw us clinch the win 4-3 on penalties.