Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

BELIEVE THE HYPE

GV of the Trophy during the 2013 Nedbank Cup Final match between Supersport United and Kaizer Chiefs on the 25 May 2013 at Mabhida Stadium ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Nedbank Cup last four produced some scintillating performances with 10 goals emerging from both fixtures.

Here’s a look at how the two matches panned out.

Golden Arrows 1-3 TS Galaxy

The rockets produced yet another upset when they rallied from a goal down to see off Abafana Bes’thende in their own backyard.

Steve Komphela’s charges were first to draw blood via Knox Mutizwa’s 70th-minute penalty but Galaxy equalized when they forced an error out of Sandile Zuke who turned the ball into his own net in the 93th minute.

Substitute Zakhele Lepasa then scored a second half of extra-time brace as an inspired Galaxy blasted themselves into a cup final in their debut season in the National First Division by overcoming at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont, Durban.

Chippa United 2-4 Kaizer Chiefs

Amakhosi booked their final berth for the first time since 2015 after surviving a late scare against the Chilli Boys at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday night.

Ernst Middendorp’s charges took the lead through substitute Dumisani Zuma in the 37th minute after Mbongeni Mzimela misjudged the pace of the ball which fell kindly into Zuma’s path who poked it home to lead Chiefs into the halftime break.

The visitors came out guns blazing in the second stanza but were pegged back when Andile Mbenyane rose high to head past a hapless
Bruce Bvuma and draw his side level. Lerato Manzini doubled his side’s lead in the 61st minute but that lead lasted for just five minutes as Andriamirado Andrianarimanana pulled Chiefs level.

It was one-way traffic from thereon as Bernard Parker latched onto a cross from Khama Billiat before tapping the ball past Mzimela and give Amakhosi their first lead in the game.

Billiat then turned from provider to goalscorer with the moment of the match as he unleased a ferocious shot from over 35 yards out into the top right corner, giving Mzimela no chance.

Chiefs will now face Galaxy in the final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on May 18, as they contest for a place to contest in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.