Baroka defeated the Sundowns to reach the TKO semi-finals


Mamelodi Sundowns defender Musa Lebusa was a nightmare because the two major defeats played a huge part in helping Baroka FC to become the first team to become the semi-final of Telkom Knockout on Saturday afternoon.

With the launch of the Sundowns, who visited their favorites in the Polokwane Péter Mokaba Stadium, Baroka showed history, as it was the first time they made the last four of the competition.

Lebusa was first unlucky to have received a penalty, which did not look completely like a handball in the 21st minute when Talent Chiwaphiwa's head cross pulled over his shoulder but was judged by referee Victor Gomez.

Baroka midfielder Mduduzi Mdantsane did not make a mistake on the field kicks and Sundowns' ball gunner Riyaard Pietersenek was a bad trip to Bakgaga's early lead.

As the Sundowns tried to recover from the first blow, and in the second half to the equalizer, Baroka struck again in the 68th minute.

This time, a deputy and right-wing extremist Matome Kgoetyane had an innocuous cross-throwing Lebusa's leg and a bad-footed goalkeeper, Pieterse, who pushed only into his own net while trying to clear it.

Sundowns had the lion's share of the possession in this match, but what was missing was their final move to their main target, Tony Silva, who had Gaston Sirino, Lebohang Maboe and Themba Zwane behind him.

Sundowns started the ball in the second half, but in the 60th minute, even for the lead striker Jeremy Brockie Silva, he did not make a positive result at Pitso Mosimane, which failed to compete in the third year.

Sundown was also knocked out by Chippa United 1-0 in the first round of last season.

The Brazilians recently won the cup in 2015 when Leonardo Castro, Thabo Ntheth and Hlompho Kekana's goals helped beat the Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 to win third in the week's finals.

Baroka was always brave in this match, the Bakgaga players who had to play this match without the Wedson Nyirenda, who attended his mother's funeral in Zambia and was not afraid to endure his opponents.

The match Mdantshane said that this is a victory because the championship does not go well.

"We were struggling with scoring but unfortunately paid me today. We had more chances to score more goals today," Mdantsane said after the game.

The Nyirek stand-in coach and assistant Matshimela Thoka welcomed the team for their galactic efforts, saying they did not like respect for the Sundowns.

"We are happy to be in the semi-finals and from now on anything is possible. We are going to the final."

Baroka FC (1) 2 Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 0Sports: Baroka – Mduduzi Mdantshane (22 minutes); Riyaard Pieterse (68 mins own goal)


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