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Benni Off To Winning Start As CT City Eliminate Polokwane

MTN8 Report: Cape Town City v Polokwane City 12 August 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 12, 2017 04:51 PM
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Result: Cape Town City 1-0 Polokwane City
 
Date: 12 August 2017
 
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
 
Benni McCarthy got his Cape Town City reign off to a winning start, as they recorded a 1-0 win over Polokwane City in their MTN8 tie on Saturday afternoon.
 
The hosts got off to an encouraging start, as the attacking players combined well although chances were hard to come by.
 
Polokwane, meanwhile, were quite content to allow City to have the ball,  while they looked threatening on the break with Rodney Ramagalela and Vusi Mngomezulu.
 
After a quiet spell in the half, Benni McCarthy's charges took the lead courtesy of own goal from Sibusiso Mbobani, who headed the ball into his own net in the 38th minute.
 
George Chigova then came to Polokwane's rescue three minutes as the Zimbabwean shot-stopper rushed off his line to deny Lyle Lakay in a one-on-one situation.
 
Nevertheless, the hosts went into the halftime break with a one-goal advantage while goalkeeper, Shu-Aib Walters endured a quiet opening 45 minutes.
 
City continued to dominate in the opening exchanges of the second half, but they were let down by the decision-making in the final third.
 
McCarthy opted for a change in the 65th minute as Ayanda Patosi made his debut, replacing Sibusiso Masina.
 
The home side should have doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Lebogang Manyama played Lehlohonolo Majoro through on goal, but the latter fired straight Chigova.
 
Rise and Shine responded with an attacking change as Thobani Mncwango replaced Puleng Tlolane.
 
McCarthy threw on Mpho Matsi and Ebrahim Seedat in the closing stages, as City held on for the win to secure their spot in the semi-finals for the second successive season.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
 
CT City: 1. Walters, 2. Mkhize, 16. Johannes, 27. Gumede, 5. Edmilson, 19. Putsche, 8. Manyama (Seedat 90), 26 Nodada, 7. Lakay, 24. Masina, (Patosi 65') 45. Majoro.
 
Polokwane: 1. Chigova, 2. Semenya, 24. Hlongwane, 22. Mbonani, 4. Tshilo, 21. Seabi (Maluleke 80'), 16. Mngomezulu, 20. Phiri, 17. Ramagalela, 8. Maluleke, 10. Tlolane (Mncwango 77').


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@khosiological:udakiwe my fellow Senior
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Bridgertte Layun Aug 12, 2017 07:12 PM
@khosiological,,,hello my pumpkin,,, dumela le wena,,,not that I can remember, I'm always behaving well in this site honestly
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iScefe Aug 12, 2017 07:12 PM
Bring iMatsat$antsa starting xi
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khosiological Aug 12, 2017 07:11 PM
@Kwaitor20 and how'll Bunny fire khosi?entertain US kid
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khosiological Aug 12, 2017 07:09 PM
@iScefe now you're getting wise my cow, it's a good to greet US your elders.anyway, howzit my intern?
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khosiological Aug 12, 2017 07:08 PM
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Aug 12, 2017 07:04 PM
Slender win..
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Bridgertte Layun Aug 12, 2017 06:59 PM
cowditor why always ban my account every 2nd week of every month?? Wha have I done wrong, am i not good enough to talk football with guys in this Web page?? I demand answers asseblief
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 06:58 PM
@go khosi go kikikikiki mxm for what? You had no chance Hunt & Bennie are here to make sure you remain trophyless.
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Kwaitor20 Aug 12, 2017 06:57 PM
Well done Bern keep it up 19-09-2017 u must fir e Kaizer Chiefs
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zond..bucks Aug 12, 2017 06:56 PM
confirmed chiefs wins today
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Aug 12, 2017 06:55 PM
Nxiiiiiiiii polokwane
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Bridgertte Layun Aug 12, 2017 06:55 PM
Congrats to Benni and his Citizens boys
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zond..bucks Aug 12, 2017 06:55 PM
mxm
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Time for Stiff Komphela his mind loaded with frustrations 20:15.
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Philani kipizane Aug 12, 2017 06:54 PM
Well done Benni
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iScefe Aug 12, 2017 06:54 PM
Semi finals fixture: 1st leg Wits vs iDowns,, iMatsat$antsa vs City
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iScefe Aug 12, 2017 06:52 PM
Congragulationings City

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