Mamelodi Sundowns bowed out of the MTN8 competition after suffering a 2-0 loss at the hands of Tshwane neighbours SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgevile on Wednesday evening.
Sundowns were behind in the match as soon as the 12th minute after Tebogo Mokoena cancelled the important away goal for Sundowns. The ball eventually fell to the midfielder following a mistake by Rivaldo Coetzee and he made no mistake in punishing the hosts; driving a rasping shot past Denis Onyango.
Sundowns’ best chance in the first half fell at Hlompho Kekana’s feet. The Brazilians’ skipper tested Ronwen Williams with a trademark shot from range in the 26th minute, but the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was up to the task. Kekana tried his luck from range once more in the 40th minute, but this time his shot drifted harmlessly wide of goal.
SuperSport had a golden chance to double their lead eight minutes after the interval, but with the goal at his mercy, Sipho Mbule blasted over the crossbar with Onyango out of the picture.
Matsatsantsa continued to create the better chances and were only denied a second once by the towering Onyango, who pulled off a superb save to keep out Bradley Grobler’s stinging effort in the 66th minute.
SuperSport finally put the game to bed in the 86th minute in an almost carbon copy of the game’s opener.
Thamsanqa Gabuza was the provider once more as his pass found Webber who drilled a low shot into the corner of the net as Sundowns’ run without a cup final appearance will now extend to over three years.
LINEUP: Denis Onyango, Anele Ngcongca (Maboe 76′), Wayne Arendse, Mosa Lebusa, Tebogo Langerman, Thapelo Morena, Hlompho Kekana, Rivaldo Coetzee, Themba Zwane (Mkhulise 84′), Gaston Sirino, Ali Meza (Vilakazi 61′).