The much-anticipated clash against Cape Town City took place at the magnificent Cape Town Stadium. Few changes were made in the team that last performed in the goalless draw against TTM. Hlompho Kekana made way for Kermit Erasmus in the starting eleven, Kennedy Mweene and Promise Mkhuma took a seat on the bench in the place of Ricardo Goss and Mthobi Mvala.
Masandawana started the game with their high press and were looking to settle first. Their persistence in the first ten minutes paid off as Peter Shalulile was fouled outside the box. Up stepped Lyle Lakay and he dispatched the ball past Peter Leuuwenberg for the opener.
The Brazilians kept pushing for the second goal. Shalulile saw his shot deflected for a corner after a neat pass from Themba Zwane. Andile Jali bossed the midfield and found himself taking a shot which was saved by Leeuwenburgh. With Lakay buzzing on the left-hand side he had an opportunity to score his second for the night but saw his shot sail just past the Citizens keeper’s post. Cape Town City tried to push for an equaliser but Denis Onyango was alert to come off of his line and collect.
The second half started with a substitution as Shalulile made way for Khuliso Mudau, he was called into action when he found himself in the box, however nothing came from his efforts. Fagrie Lakay saw his header go wide of Onyago’s goal after some good play and a cross.
Keletso Makgalwa came on for Kermit Erasmus in the 80th minute and needed less than five minutes to find himself on the score sheet as he found open space after a great run from Jali and slotted in the second goal of the night.
The Citizens had a glance at goal after Mpho Makola saw his free-kick hit the woodwork. The Brazilians took the maximum points in the Mother City after a great display of football by both sides.
How we lined up:
Onyango, Morena, Madisha, Nascimento, Lakay, Jali (85’ Kekana), Coetzee, Mkhulise (88’ Mkhuma), Zwane (79’ Maluleka), Erasmus (79’ Makgalwa), Shalulile (45’ Mudau)
Mweene, Mudau, Kekana, Maluleka, Makgalwa, Mkhuma, B. Onyango, Langerman, Domingo