Lion City wins Nedbank Cup Group 1 final

2016-10-12 06:00
Highbury striker Luyanda Jibiliza (yellow and blue) is watched by Lion City goalkeeper Lwando Nkohla, Phumelelo Msila and Aviwe Baartman.          Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

Highbury striker Luyanda Jibiliza (yellow and blue) is watched by Lion City goalkeeper Lwando Nkohla, Phumelelo Msila and Aviwe Baartman. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

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LION City FC defeated Highbury 1-0 in the Nedbank Cup Group 1 finals that were played at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

Despite chilly weather conditions, fans arrived in droves to support their teams.

The atmosphere was electrifying when the SUBS faced Lion City in the semi-finals. The game ended in sudden death, with Lion City winning 8-7 after the 2-2 full-time score.

Highbury FC was also given a run for their money by Young Ideas, but they managed a 1-0 victory in the semi-finals.

Lion City’s former striker, Lukhanyo Sheriff Rasmeni, scored Highbury’s goal.

Lion City had an abundance of clear-cut scoring opportunities, but their strikers failed to secure the game. Anele Ngqunge was the hero of the day after he scored Lion City’s winning goal in the twenty-ninth minute.

Lion City’s goalkeeper, Lwando Nkohla denied Highbury strikers any scoring opportunities.

The Highbury goalkeeper, Siyabonga Ncube, went for an early shower after he was found to have deliberately gone for City’s striker Malizole Freedom Funani.

Highbury’s late substitution of Abdul Seidu and Rasmeni nearly paid dividends, but Lion City’s defence was marshalled by Onesimo Maxengwana and Phumelelo Msila and was rock solid.

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