Five talking points from the Nedbank Cup final
Mamelodi Sundowns edged past Bloemfontein Celtic with a 1-0 win at Orlando Pirates which saw them win the Nedbank Cup on Saturday
A controversy followed suit after a complaint was lodged by Siwelele against the Brazilians after the found out a suspended player (Tebogo Langerman) was included in the team sheet for the Cup final.
Check out the five talking points from the Cup final:
1. Sundowns achieve historic treble
Mamelodi Sundowns have joined rivals – Orlando Pirates as the second team to achieve a treble. This is after they won the Nedbank Cup on Saturday. Their victory added to previous victories of the Telkom Knockout and the Absa Premiership titles. The only goal scored by Gaston Sirino in the Nedbank Cup match was enough to hand Pitso Mosimane side their third trophy of the season.
2. Langerman issue leaves a sore in Sundowns mouths
A controversy followed suit after a complaint was lodged by Siwelele against the Brazilians after the found out a suspended player (Tebogo Langerman) was included in the team sheet for the Cup final. Langerman was in suspension for the match after he received four yellow cards in the season. However, the Brazilians were able to retain their trophy since the complaint came in after the match. Sundowns are expected to receive a fine from the league for their offence.
3. Celtic lose their grip at the final race
Celtic were expected to come into the game with much pace but Siwelele side were not up and running as they are known to be. Just few chances were created which allowed Sundowns to take hold of the cup.
4. Sundowns join Chiefs in trophy haul
After Sundowns’ Nedbank Cup victory on Saturday, they joined Kaizer Chiefs to have won 20 trophies in the Premier Soccer League era. However, the Brazilians takes the lead in terms of winning the league title after winning it 10 times, while Amakhosi side have won the league four times in the PSL era.
5. Tshwane rules Soweto
Sundowns win against Celtic translates that all the trophies are based in the City of Tshwane. SuperSport United have won the MTN8, Sundowns have clinched the league and Telkom Knockout titles, and the only missing trophy was the Nedbank Cup which has now been won by Sundowns. This is also means no trophy is based in Soweto, where Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates reside. The dominance of winning titles have now bounced on the City of Tshwane after Soweto giants have been a dominant force over the years.
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