TTM shock SuperSport in Nedbank Cup

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Soccer ball (Photo by Mike Kireev/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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SuperSport United were sent crashing out of the Nedbank Cup at the Round of 32 with a shock 1-0 defeat away to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

SuperSport made two changes, bringing in Kudakwashe Mahachi as well as Moses Waiswa.

With just a minute and a half gone, Bradley Grobler turned his marker and tried an audacious lob with the keeper off his line and the sharpshooter's effort was close as it landed on the roof of the net.

In the fifth minute, Mahachi cut the ball back into the box for Thamsanqa Gabuza who had his effort blocked and the rebound fell to Sipho Mbule on the edge of the box with the midfielder firing a stinging long-range drive towards the bottom right-hand corner and it was well gathered by Washington Arubi in the TTM goal.

Mahachi went for goal from just outside the box. He put plenty of power in that effort, but fired over the target.

It was a first-half largely contested in midfield with clear-cut opportunities few and far between.

Mahachi's diagonal ball to Grobler then initiated the attack before Mbule shifted the ball to Gabuza, who fired off target on the half-volley.

On the hour mark, Mbule had a shot at goal from right outside the box, but Arubi got behind it and made the save.

Soon after, Thabo Mnyamane met a cross from the right from and found the back of the net against his former club with a first-time shot to give TTM the lead.

With time running out, Evans Rusike met a cross at the far post and went for goal, but Arubi made a superb save from point-blank range.

And then Rusike surged through the heart of the defence and hit the side-netting. He did the difficult part right, but couldn't execute the finish.

THe hosts had the last chance of the game. Thabo Rakhale cut the ball back to Edgar Manaka on the edge of the box from the left-hand side but his shot went narrowly over the crossbar as TTM ended their 10-match winless run with a famous victory.

- TEAMtalk media

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