JOHANNESBURG – Cape Town City were far the better team in this weekend’s MTN8 final against SuperSport United at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
They were the deserving winners and should have wrapped up the game in normal time but fluffed the barrage of chances they created.
City outclassed and outmuscled Matsatsantsa A Pitori as they won 4-1 on penalties after the game ended 0-0. It is not surprising that our team of the week is dominated by the MTN8 champions.
Peter Leeuwenburg played an instrumental role in inspiring City to glory with his penalty saving heroics.
Thamsanqa Mkhize and Edmilson Dove were flawless at full-back positions as they did well to deal with the pace of the likes of Evans Rusike, Fagrie Lakay and Ghampani Lungu.
Kwanda Mngonyama and Clayton Daniels wraps up our back five. The duo were immense in winning aerial and physical duels.
In the midfield, Thabo Nodada was the star of the show as he controlled the pace of the game with aplomb. He was assisted by the industrious Ronald Putsche. Teboho Mokoena was the only one that injected energy and exuberance in the middle of the park for United.
Gift Links Links and Craig Martin were a menace with their pace and the ability to take on defenders on the flanks. Upfront, Siphelele Mthembu missed a few good chances but did well to bring his teammates in to the game and hold up the ball.