JOHANNESBURG - Cape Town City were the only team to win a match in this past week which saw just three matches played, and deservedly dominate our team of the week.
Benni McCarthy’s Citizens were 1-0 winners over Mamelodi Sundowns in their MTN8 first leg semifinal tie, with midfielder Ayanda Patosi showing his class with a polished performance.
The Capetonians’ goalkeeper Peter Leewenburgh takes the number one spot and will be backed by his defenders Taariq Fielies as well as Ebrahim Seedat. The team they overcame, Sundowns, were the only side to play twice this week but failed to score in either match. Their rightback Anele Ngcongca makes the team though.
While the defending Champions SuperSport United drew 2-2 in a four-goal thriller in their first leg clash with Kaizer Chiefs, both teams were pretty disappointing defensively. But there were some good performers in midfield and up front, where Bradley Grobler made a great return to action following a log lay off brought about by a surgery he had.
Grobler scored a brace and is partnered up front by Khama Billiat who was also on the mark. Dean Furman, Aubrey Modiba and Siphelele Ntshangase make up the rest of the midfielder.
Extra Strong Team of the Week:
Goalkeeper: Peter Leewenburgh (CT City)
Rightback: Anele Ngcongca (Sundowns)
Centreback: Junior Sibande (Highlands Park); Taariq Fielies (CT CIty)
Leftback: Ebrahim Seedat (CT City)
Right wing: Siphelele Ntshangase (Kaizer Chiefs)
Midfielder: Ayanda Patosi (CT City); Dean Furman (SuperSport)
Left wing: Aubrey Modiba (SuperSport)
Strikers: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport); Khama Billiat (Chiefs)