Sundowns beat Ajax to take Nedbank Cup
Mamelodi Sundowns won the Nedbank Cup Final on penalties.
CAPE TOWN - Mamelodi Sundowns won the Nedbank Cup Final on penalties at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabath.
The Brazillians snatched the win away from Ajax Cape Town.
Aboubaka Mobara had the chance to win it for his team, but missed his penalty which saw the score level at 3-3.
It then went to sudden death, but Franklin Cale then missed his shot.
Up stepped Bongani Zungu who made no mistake of winning it for the Pretoria outfit.
The match ended 0-0 in normal time despite both teams having numerous chances to score.
Ajax started the match of brightly and striker Nathan Paulse made his presence felt.
However Sundowns then took over and had a few opportunities to take the lead.
Former Urban Warrior Khama Billiat scuffed a shot in front of goal.
Ajax defender Nazeer Allie then denied Katlego Mashego the opener with a brilliant tackle.
Early in the second half Riyadh Norodien was shown a yellow for simulation after going down in the box.
Shortly after that he was taken off and Cale was brought on.
But it wasn't long before Cale was also in the referee's book for a dangerous tackle.
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane then decided to bring on Anthony Laffor for Teko Modise which worked for the Brazillians as Laffor created some good space but still went searching for the opener.
Ajax tried to get a possible winner as the time was ticking down in the match.
But Sundowns keeper Onyango made sure he didn't slip up as the last line of defence.
The win gives Sundowns their second trophy in as many seasons.