Nedbank Cup Match Report: Marumo Gallants Edges Baroka FC to Reach the Last Four
- Marumo Gallants edged past their Limpopo rivals Baroka FC in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon
- Bahlabane Ba Ntwa is the second outfit from the province to qualify for the semifinals after Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila defeated SuperSport United last night
- Gallants were in control of the beginning from the onset as they dominated Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele, who are more interested in securing their status in the Premier Soccer League
Mpho Mvelase and Joseph Molangoane were busy for Gallants as they troubled Baroka they entire match.
Mvelase set things rolling with a wicked cross for Lerato Lamola, who was thwarted by Baroka goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze.
As reported by SuperSport, Gallants continued to launch attacks and they created another good chance when Molangoane played a lovely cross for Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, but Chipezeze came out to make a smart save.
The score was 0-0 during the halftime break with Gallants having dominated the first half without scoring. Baroka came out rejuvenated following their halftime team talk with coach Kgoloko Thobejane, but coach Dan Malesela's men were not prepared to sit back and defend.
Sede Dion was unlucky to break the deadlock when he hit the woodwork with a header after the Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele's defence was caught ball watching and this served as a wake-up call for the visitors.
Evidence Makgopa delivered two top-quality crosses which found an unmarked Sipho Maluleke, who somehow failed to head the ball home from close range on both occasions. Baroka were left to rue these two missed chances when Dion headed home Monde Mphambaniso's exquisite cross as the two substitutes combined to hand Gallants a 1-0 lead with 10 minutes left.
The goal sealed Gallants' well-deserved 1-0 win over Baroka as they grabbed the bragging rights of the Limpopo Derby - progressing to the semifinals in the process.
Nedbank Cup match report: TTM pulls off comeback cupset against Supersport United
TTM kept hope alive of winning the Nedbank with a courageous and sensational come from behind victory against SuperSport United in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.
Jesse Donn and Gampani Lungi put the visitors into a comfortable 2-0 lead, before Tumi Ngwepe, Naeem Amoojee and Tumelo Makha struck back for the home side, completing an unlikely National First Division giant-killing of a Premier Soccer League Team.