Bhongolethu Jayiya of Cape Town City FC tackled by Puleng Tlolane of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Cape Town City FC and Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 23 August 2016 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Saturday Aug 12, 2017. 15:33
Welcome to LIVE coverage of the 2017 MTN8 quarterfinal between Cape Town City and Polokwane City from the Cape Town Stadium.
Last night we saw defending champions Bidvest Wits edge into the semifinal thanks to a penalty shootout win over Golden Arrows, with the teams having drawn 2-2 in Johannesburg.
This match in the ‘Mother City’ will determine the second team into tomorrow’s semifinal draw.
Live Commentary (press F5 to refresh):
All times CAT
38′ – GOAL! CTC 1-0 Polokwane – CTC claim the lead through an unlikely source, as poor Mbonani tries to cushion a header back to his goalkeeper but puts a looping effort over Chigova for an own goal!
37′ – Putsche with a sight of goal, but his low effort is blocked by Mbonani!
34′ – Ramagalela cuts inside from the left and shoots from within the box, but Johannes makes a vital block!
33′ – Polokwane with a free kick out wide on the right. Maluleke tries to pick out Seabi at the far post, but his effort has too much on it.
29′ – Yellow card – CTC’s Mkhize is booked for a clumsy challenge from behind on Mngomezulu.
28′ – Manyama free in the box with a clear sight of goal, but he slips at the vital moment and the chance is gone!
26′ – Cape Town have a goal ruled out for offside after Majoro taps-in from Lakay’s low cross… TV replays suggest the hosts were hard done by.
25′ – Super skill from Mngomezulu to skip past Dove, before his cross is put behind for a corner kick. The set piece from captain Maluleke is well defended by CT City.
23′ – Up the midway point of the first half, still goalless between the ‘Citizens’ and ‘Rise and Shine’.
19′ – Polokwane’s Tlolane is incorrectly flagged offside, robbing the visitors of a good scoring chance.
15′ – Manyama with a great pass to put Majoro in on goal, but the striker’s quick attempt is comfortably saved by Chigova!
14′ – The hosts are settling into a pattern of possession, with Polokwane happy to sit back for now.
11′ – Masina whips in a cross from the right, but it’s straight at Chigova, who makes an easy catch and sends Polokwane away on the counter attack.
9′ – Yellow card – Seabi is deservedly booked for a cynical foul on Masina, who was threatening to open up Polokwane’s defence.
7′ – Both teams very eager to hit on the break and possession is being turned over regularly in these opening minutes.
4′ – Mngomezulu pulls a shot/cross that skips across the penalty area but doesn’t threaten CTC’s defence. End-to-end stuff so far.
2′ – The first chance of the match sees Majoro with a sight of goal, but his left-footed attempt from a tight angle hits the side netting.
1′ – Kick-off – We are underway at Cape Town Stadium! Cape Town City wear their home strip of blue and yellow, while Polokwane City are in all orange.
14h55 – Five minutes to kick-off, and we have confirmation that Thabo Nodada has replaced Modise in the starting XI.
14h45 – Breaking news in regards to the line-ups, with Teko Modise ruled out after picking up an injury in the warm-up.
14h30 – There’s 30 minutes to kick-off in Cape Town, here are the starting line-ups for the teams:
Cape Town City: Walters, Mkhize, Johannes, Gumede, Dove, Masina, Putsche, Nodada, Lakay, Manyama, Majoro
Polokwane City: Chigova, Semenya, Mbonani, Tshilo, Hlongwane, Maluleke, Seabi, Phiri, Mngomezulu, Ramagalela, Tlolane
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