The Nedbank Cup 2018 quater-finals have been decided after an exciting round of fixtures.
All The Results:
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
Maritzburg United 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic
Maritzburg United booked their spot in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals after a nervy 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
In a proper cup-tie, Lebohang Maboe opened the scoring inside 26 seconds, but Jacky Motshegwa levelled matters with a heavily deflected goal in the final 15 minutes.
However, with nine minutes remaining, Andrea Fileccia won the game for the Team of Choice who reached their second cup semi-final this season.
Ubuntu Cape Town 1-1 Free State Stars (Free State Stars won 4-2 after penalty shootout)
Free State Stars qualified for the Nedbank Cup semi-finals after beating Ubuntu Cape Town in a penalty shootout on Saturday.
Stars won the shootout 4-2, after the game was deadlocked at 1-1 following extra time.
Ea Lla Koto goalkeeper Thela Ngobeni was his side’s hero at Athlone Stadium as he saved two penalties in the shootout.
Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Baroka FC
Kaizer Chiefs advanced to the Nedbank Cup semi-finals after defeating Baroka FC 1-0 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday night.
Eric Mathoho broke the deadlock for the hosts in the 36th minute with a header from Siphiwe Tshabalala’s corner after a period of sustained pressure.
Despite the pressure, Chiefs held on for the narrow win and a place in the semi-finals.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1
Cape Town City 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns showed their class and pedigree as they overcame a spirited Cape Town City 2-1 in Sunday’s Nedbank Cup quarter-final at the Cape Town Stadium.
It was a tight opening 45 minutes although Gaston Sirino and Sibusiso Vilakazi both hit the woodwork for the away team.
After the break, Percy Tau got the first goal while Hlompho Kekana netted from distance. Bradley Ralani hit a consolation but the outfit from Pretoria were good enough to hang on to victory.
Nedbank Cup Semi-final Draw
The draw for the next stage of the tournament took place at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday following the Brazilians’ 2-1 victory over Cape Town City.
All the matches set to take place on the weekend of April 20.
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns
Kaizer Chiefs v Free State Stars