They play in the ABC Motsepe League, the third tier of South African football, they are Dondol stars, and they came from behind to beat Supersport United 2-1 in a Nedbank Cup last 32 encounter.
I must say, I didn’t see this one coming, but then neither did Gavin Hunt!
But that is the nature of the beast when it comes to the Nedbank Cup, the small fish feast on the bigger ones.
Another thing I never saw coming was Thamsanqa Gabuza playing as a centre back!
“We gave people a chance tonight, and obviously, we had players under different circumstances, so we had [to play Gabuza in defence],” said Hunt.
“We’ve got a long season still, so it’s important and we had players out there who should have been good enough to win the game, so you know he’s [Gabuza] given a chance.
“We’ve got Tyson [Thulani Hlatshwayo], Luke [Fluers], but I don’t want to go there. There are no excuses, as we should have been good enough to win the game. We had enough opportunities but didn’t take them,” Hunt said in explaining the Gabuza decision.
Dondol stars have fired the warning shot, can we expect more upsets?
Sekhukhune United cruise to a 6-0 victory.
Sekhukhune United did well to avoid the Supersport United situation, putting Liver Brothers to the sword by 6 goals to nil.
Daniel Cardoso was the star of the show for Sekhukhune; he found the back of the net and walked away with the man of the web match award.
Tinkler explains the Mpho Makola decision.
“Beginning of the season, we looked to bolster the squad for the CAF competition and our vision was that we would be where Sundowns is, still in the competition [in the group stages],” he said, when asked by iDiski Times about Makola.
“But now, we have fallen out of that competition and we currently have 10 midfielders for three positions – it’s more than three players for one position.
“We just made Mpho aware that we need to be looking to the future. I need to be giving youngsters, Balla [Taahir Goedeman], I need to be giving Jaedin [Rhodes], I need to be giving [Relebogile] Mokhuoane an opportunity of playing more.“ So for him to be given game-time, it’s going to be difficult, very difficult. So we don’t want to be wasting his time, give him the opportunity to be going somewhere where he can play.
“He got his full payout until the end of the season by the chairman, he didn’t leave with empty pockets. He left with his full payout.”
AL Ahly out of the FCWC.
Percy Tau’s AL Ahly were beaten 4-1 by Real Madrid to end their hopes of reaching the Club World Cup final.
Real Madrid will now face Al Hilal in the final, while Al Ahly will play Brazil’s Flamingo in the third place playoff.