Sibanye FC win Bay finals in Nedbank Cup

2018-10-03 06:01
Sibanye FC are Nelson Mandela Bay’s pride and joy.         Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

Sibanye FC are Nelson Mandela Bay’s pride and joy. Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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NELSON Mandela Bay side, Sibanye FC, have set their sights on playing in the SAFA Eastern Cape Nedbank Cup semi-finals, following their win over Highbury FC in the Nelson Mandela Bay finals at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

Sibanye won 4-2 on penalties after their goalless full-time score.

Sibanye FC, which is a force to be reckoned with this season, overcame Swartkopsvalley United Brothers (SUBS) 2-0 in their semi-finals, while Highbury FC had a gruelling game defeating the high-riding PE Stars 1-0 in their semi-finals.

Both outfits played their socks off in the finals in a game of changing fortunes.

Playing in the chilly weather conditions, the players showed off their football skills. Sibanye winger Shaydon Rhodes’ long range strike nearly caught Highbury goalkeeper, Letlhogonolo Malwesi, but the shot went wide.

Highbury’s long-serving player, Abdul Seidu, took the offence to the Sibanye defenders.

His long range shot was tipped over the bar by Sibanye goalkeeper Qhamakuhle Lizani.

Lizo Norushu could have put Highbury ahead, but the midfielder’s shot was saved by Fiat Lux goalie Lizani.

Dimarco Booysen, who looked to be offside, could not beat Highbury’s goalkeeper as he closed the angle. Booysen laid a perfect pass to Rhodes, who saw his shot being saved by an upright. The game ended in a goalless draw with goalkeeper Lizani saving two crucial penalties that booked Sibanye FC a place in the provincial eliminations.

Other Nedbank Cup final results:

Amavarara 3-2 Butterworth

Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Yakha United

Tornado FC 3-0 Birmingham City

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