CAPE TOWN – SuperSport United reached a third consecutive MTN8 final after a 2-0 win at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night gave them a 3-1 aggregate victory over Mamelodi Sundowns.
In an absorbing and action-packed semifinal second leg encounter in Atteridgeville, a 12th minute strike from Teboho Mokoena and an 86th minute goal by Jamie Webber settled what was otherwise a close-fought Pretoria derby.
Sundowns paid the price for what had been a somewhat sluggish start when SuperSport grabbed the lead early on through Mokoena, who struck a low shot past a couple of defenders and beat Denis Onyango, after Thamsanqa Gabuza had teed him up.
Matsatsantsa were close to scoring a second goal seven minutes later when Aubrey Modiba arrived a fraction too late to get a touch on a Gabuza cross.
However, as the first stanza moved past the 25-minute mark, Sundowns began to get more of a grip on the game and there were a couple of shots on goal from Hlompho Kekana, both from range and well struck, but the first was dealt with by Ronwen Williams and the second went wide of the mark.