Thuso Mudau of Brooms (left) and Raymond Sinugo wrestle for possession of the ball.
The players of Zamenkomste Liverpool played their hearts out to silence Makhitha Up the Brooms 3-2 in the semi-final match of Mamuyeli tournament at Muraleni on Sunday.
Liverpool were superior from the start and Nditsheni “Balo” Musekwa was instrumental in their victory. The cool-headed Baldwin Sinugo put Liverpool ahead after five minutes. He scored after a scramble for the ball.
Liverpool did not stop fighting and put their opponents under pressure in all departments. It came as no surprise when Nndwakhulu Mukhumeni scored easily in the 12th minute. Brooms’ Ronald Mudau was all over the opponents' defence, but failed to break the solid defence of Liverpool.
Musekwa was on target for the third goal. Brooms scored their first goal in the 38th minute. Lesley Mulaudzi was on target after forcing his way through the defence. The half-time score was 3-1 in favour of Liverpool.
Early in the second half, Brooms scored their second goal. Maanda “Power” Gumbu scored with a bicycle kick, following a scramble within the box.
The second half saw Brooms create numerous scoring chances, with the opponents’ keeper pulling off brilliant saves. Mpho Khantshi of Liverpool was cautioned with a card for a late tackle on Musa Makhubele in the 74th minute.
Realizing that victory was almost certain, Liverpool started to relax on the ball as part of their delaying tactics. Mulalo Mamphweli of Brooms missed a sure goal in the 78th minute.
Date:09 November 2017 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.