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TKO: AmaTuks 0-1 Sundowns | Laffor Winner

23 October 2012 The Touchline Expert

Date: 23 October 2012
Stadium: Loftus Versveld Stadium, Pretoria
Final Score: University of Pretoria 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns (Laffor 47′)

Anthony Laffor gave the Sundowns supporters something to finally celebrate as Downs beat the University of Pretoria in a tightly contested Telkom Knockout encounter in Pretoria.

The opening half of the fixture saw many half chances falling to Sundowns but Chloorkop based side could not capitalise on the opportunities they created. Two minutes after the break, Pelembe broke down the right wing and found an unmarked Anthony Laffor who calmly slotted home from close range. Rodgers came close to doubling their lead in the 60 minute but saw his shot expertly dispatched by AmaTuks keeper Arubi. Mame Niang finally got Onyango involved in the game but his tame shot wasn’t enough to bother the Sundowns keeper. There was a penalty appeal in the 79th minute but the referee correctly adjudged the tackle on Mushekwi to be fair. Mushekwi was in the midst of the action again and yet again Arubi was more than equal to the shot at his goal. Arubi was tested moments later by Hlompo Kekena from just outside the 18 yard box and the AmaTuks keeper pulled off yet another spectacular save.

Steve Barker, “The biggest thing was not to concede early in the second half, which we unfortunately did.”

Man of the Match: Teko Modise

University of Pretoria: Arubi, Kobola, Shoyisa, Monyai, Sibande, Matsi, Ketjiere, Zungu, Ngoma (Sekotlong 90+1′), Radebe (Ngwenya 85′), Niang

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango, Daniels, Masenamela, Mabaso, Schut, Rodgers (Mushekwi 76′), Nyandoro, Laffor (Langerman 86′), Pelembe, Modise, Manqele (Kekana 77′)