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Watch: Royal AM snatch Nedbank Cup tie in stoppage time


Royal AM completed a dramatic comeback at the Chatsworth Stadium to snatch a 3-2 Nedbank Cup quarterfinal win over Tuks.

A brace inside half an hour from Wonderboy Makhubu indeed left Royal AM chasing the game.

However, Royal AM striker Victor Letsoalo answered with a brace of his own in the driving rain in Durban.

Nervous lead

Tuks were especially nervy in sitting on their lead and conceded a penalty which allowed Letsoalo to get his team on the board.

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The Bafana striker had also won the penalty and was one of those who stepped up to drive the comeback.

Letsoalo was on hand to convert when Tuks failed to deal with a ball into their area and levelled matters in the 79th minute of the cup match.

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Victor Letsoalo celebrates with Tebogo Potsane. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

It looked like extra time would be required to separate the sides however Royal AM showed desire late in the piece.

Coach John Maduka brought on the attacking cavalry though. Tebogo Potsane came on for Macuphu, Menzi Masuku replaced Mashikinya, and Jabulani Ncobeni also took over from Ricardo Nascimento.

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Royal AM had other ideas though. They moved the ball forward in a lightning-quick attack that ended with Mfundo Thikazi burying a tap-in following a superb square ball from Sedwyn George.

Watch: Royal AM snatch Nedbank Cup tie

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Nedbank Cup: Royal AM 3-2 University of Pretoria

Royal AM: 16. Nyame, 20. Mkhize, 14. Matlaba, 24. Lingwati, 3. Nascimento, 18. Mashikinya, 12. Mahlasela, 10. Mabena, 6. Kobedi, 9. Macuphu, 21. Letsoalo.

Subs: 1. Heugh, 11. Potsane, 22. Rikhotso, 34. Thikazi, 42. Ncobeni, 50. Masuku, 45. George, 19. Matjila, 7. Pelembe.

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University of Pretoria: 25. Msibi, 4. Allan, 33. Maqoko, 42. Moeketsi, 19. Mpedi, 23. Julies, 20. Mvambi, 30. Barns, 3. Chokoe, 34. Makhubu, 28 Pheeane.

Subs: 26. Cola, 16. Phewa, 12. T. Mokoena, 29. Selotola, 32. Msani, 15. B.Mokwena, 36. Sibanyoni.





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