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Prevailing Downs book quarterfinal spot

Mamelodi Sundowns demonstrated excessively solid for Mathaithai FC as they got a 6-0 win in a Nedbank Cup Last 16 match played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday night.


The ruling DStv Premiership champions slipped into the quarterfinals of the South African FA Cup, while their ABC Motsepe League (Free State territory) adversaries retired from the competition.


Masandawana got off to a flying beginning as they snatched two speedy fire objectives through their accomplished aggressors, Bradley Ralani and Themba Zwane, inside the initial four minutes of the uneven experience.


Ralani scored from the bounce back after his underlying endeavor was impeded by goalkeeper Mbali Tshabalala from short proximity, with the spilling wizard making it 1-0 to Sundowns in the subsequent moment.


The previous Cape Town City winger then, at that point, gave the help when Sundowns took a 2-0 lead in the fourth moment as his low cross from the right was turned home by substitute chief Zwane.


Maithathai sent off a couple of assaults, however, shots from Moeketsi Sephiri, Sabata Manele, and Lebohang Letsane were accumulated by manager Reyaad Pieterse effortlessly and Sundowns were driving 2-0 at the stretch.


Masandawana proceeded with their predominance in the final part as Thabiso Kutumela got from short proximity to make it 3-0 to Sundowns in the 66th moment after Kermit Erasmus' shot had hit the crossbar.


Kutumela then, at that point, finished his support when he adjusted Tshabalala before terminating into a vacant net to stretch out Sundowns' lead to 3-0 in the 72nd moment with substitute Lebohang Maboe giving the help.


The hosts were going out of control in the end phases of the experience as Maboe denoted his return from a long-term injury with a brilliant objective from reach to stretch out Sundowns' lead to 5-0 in the 84th moment.


Andile Jali additionally had an effect from the seat as the previous Orlando Pirates star was managed the cost of the room to pull the trigger from reach and he beat Tshabalala with two minutes left, fixing Sundowns' determined 6-0 success.


Twilights (2) 6 (Ralani 2, Zwane 4', Kutumela 66', 72', Maboe 84', Jali 88')


Mathaithai (0) 0

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