Kaizer Chiefs completed a domestic double when they defeated SuperSport United 1-0 in the final of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday afternoon at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
Bernard Parker scored the winner in the fourth minute of extra time after the match had ended goalless in regulation time.
In the 13th minute Chiefs had their first chance of the match when Siphiwe Tshabalala slipped in a defence splitting pass to Lehlohonolo Majoro, but the striker toe poked his effort straight at United keeper Ronwen Williams from close range.
The best opening of the game in the first half fell the way of United midfielder George Maluleka. The former Ajax Cape Town player played a one-two with teammate Kermit Erasmus on the edge of the box, but as Maluleka’s effort was deflected over the bar with Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune stranded.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Moses Mabhida Stadium has been announced as the venue for this year’s Nedbank Cup final between Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United on Saturday, May 25. The kick-off is at 15h00.
This iconic stadium is regarded as a neutral venue for both sides although Chiefs will certainly be happy to go Durban, because they have a lot of supporters as compared to SuperSport United.
This is the second successive final to be hosted in Durban following the Telkom Knockout Cup final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic late last year.
The draw of the Nedbank Cup was conducted before the announcement of the venue, to determine the home and away team even though the venue is neutral.
SuperSport celebrating their victory
A goal in each half by Thabo September and Kermit Erasmus propelled SuperSport United to a 2-0 win over Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in the final of the Nedbank Cup played at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
This was the first ever cup final meeting between these two capital city rivals in the PSL. The match enabled triple League winning coach Gavin Hunt to pick up his first ever cup win with Matsatsantsa.
Early on, Sundowns were showing good touches on the ball with enterprising moves led by the skilful duo of Elias Pelembe and Teko Modise.
Bloemfontein's budding Roses United were the major surprise entrants in the Nedbank Cup last 16 draw on Monday morning in Sandton.
The third-tier outfit beat First Division side Bay United 2-0 in an impressive showing in Botshabelo on Sunday.
"Im very proud of the boys. We came [into the tournament] as underdogs," said John Tlale, the Roses coach and former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper.
"I told the guys we had nothing to lose from this match. They [Bay United] were the ones under pressure."
Hlompho Kekana scored seven goals, Nyasha Mushekwi and Richard Henyekane six and five respectively when Mamelodi Sundowns crushed Powerlines FC 24-0 in the last 32 round of the Nedbank Cup on a hot Sunday afternoon at the GWK Stadium in Kimberley.
Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens made eight changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Moroka Swallows in the league a week ago.
Sundowns capitalised from poor defending when Themba Zwane pulled the ball back in from the right side and Hlompho Kekana struck the ball into the crossbar before it bounced into the net, 1-0 to Sundowns after eight minutes.