DStv Compact Cup: Dinaledi Edge Amabutho in the Third Place Playoff Match at Soccer City, Dividing Fans

DStv Compact Cup: Dinaledi Edge Amabutho in the Third Place Playoff Match at Soccer City, Dividing Fans

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Dinaledi ended off their DStv Compact Cup campaign with a relatively easy 1-0 win over Amabutho at Soccer City
  • Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lesedi Kapinga scored a sensational goal early in the match to set Dinaledi on their way
  • Amabutho barely tested Kapinga's teammate at Sundowns Reyaad Pieterse in goal as they huffed and puffed for no reward

Dinaledi coasted to a relatively comfortable 1-0 victory over Amabutho in the 3rd/4th place playoff match of the DStv Compact Cup at Soccer City.

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lesedi Kapinga's thunderous hit in the fourth minute was enough for Dinaledi to hang on to as Amabutho huffed and puffed without any reward.

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Amabutho (green) vs Dinaledi (blue). Image source: @BabizebonkeZ/Twitter
Source: Twitter

The gimmicky competition is of a similar vein to the Carling Black Label Cup involving Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, in that fans get to vote for what they want. The twist, however, is that they get to select players they want to see from all 16 clubs in DSTV Premiership included into four select squads, like the NBA All-Star Game.

Fans then select 26 players from each group, who will then be included in a team that will represent its respective region in a semifinal-to-final format, with a third/fourth place playoff contested by the losers of the semifinal matches. The fans also have the chance to name each team, with the best names selected at the end of this month.

Fans gave their thoughts on the match

@chibyyke_ said:

"Watching the DSTV Compact Cup and you can argue that the camera quality and angles are better than what they serve us at the AFCON."

@MthokozisiMpun2 said:

"I wonder what happened to Lelethu Skelem. He was promising in his 1st season with Stelenboch #DSTVCompactCup"

@teboho_official said:

Ritchie and now Pule Mmodi have yellow cards because of Otladisa. The boy is very tricky to contain.


@Tebogo_MoneyP said:

"The Guston Sirino that was playing today is the one we know and fell in love with when he came to Sundowns #SSDiski #DSTVCompactCup"

@SonugwaneN said:

"For me this competition is useless. If this was for entertainment surely about 30 000 fans would be allowed in. It is boring indeed without fans on the stands. Unless it is advertisement for, of cause, DStv."

Starting lineups:

Dinaledi: Pieterse, Chabalala, Motsepe, Mkhwanazi, Mobbie, Webber, Otladisa, Moagi, Nxumalo, Sirino, Kapinga.

Amabutho: Mlungwana, Ritchie, Manganyi, Xoki, Sibisi, Makhaula, Skelem, Mmodi, Moeketsi, Ntuli, Sithebe.

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