Santos cruise into Nedbank Cup last 32
Dec 18th, 2013 - 22:17
Santos defeated Chippa United 3-1 at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night to secure their place in the Nedbank Cup proper.

Gregory Roelf opened the scoring for the People's Team in their qualifier moments before the break with Diego Brown netted a stunning equaliser of his own with 72 minutes on the clock.

But Vuyisile Wana turned the tie on its head when he popped up with a brace in the last ten minutes of the game to see Santos through to the last 32 of this lucrative competition.

The home side started brightly with Santos striker Deniro Stanley going down in the box early on, although the referee saw nothing wrong with the challenge and signalled for play to continue.

Roelf though came within inches of handing his side the lead in the eighth minute with a shot that cannoned back off the right up-right before Darron Omaticus' follow-up was kept out by Abduraghmaan White in the Chippa goal.

Santos kept the visitors pegged back in their half but couldn't take advantage following a number of corners as Nasief Morris was forced to slide in on Diego Brown following a good break forward down the right.

Shi Siyabulela pulled a shot wide of goal after 13 minutes as Wana saw his 17th minute effort blocked by Sibusiso Moekoena moments later.

White then had to be at his best to keep out a goal-bound Stanley header at his near post from an inswinging Roelf corner, while at the other end Langeveldt pounced at the feet of Siyabulela after he had snuck around Tyren Arendse on the left flank.

And with the half winding down, Roelf made some space for himself on the edge of the box before curling an unstoppable shot into the top right corner of the net.

But it was Arendse who had the final say of the first 45 as he smashed a thunderbolt into the frame of the goal that left White stranded.

Petrus Ngebo forced Langeveldt into a smart save in the opening exchanges of the second period as substitute Mfundo Shumana tried his luck with a long-range effort.

White got up well to another well-placed Roelf curler after Omaticus let Chippa off the hook with probably the best chance of the match.

Stanley picked up the ball in midfield and threaded it through to Omaticus who fired straight at White, but to be fair to the wide man, the keeper had closed down his angles well.

Ryan Brooks came on to replace Omaticus in the 69th minute with the latter appearing to have taken a minor knock.

And just two minutes later, Brown levelled the scores with a brilliant finish from a full 30 yards.

Edwin Sitayitayi came on to replace a tiring Roelf as John Paintsil, who had another solid game in midfield, fired at White from range.

And with Santos appearing to have been reinvigorated by the changes, they made the most of their increased tempo with Wana smashing home from the left-hand side.

Brooks had fed Stanley out wide on the right with his curling cross evading Sitayitayi before reaching Wana at the back post.

Brown smashed a close range shot over the bar following a scramble in the Santos box before Wana bagged his second of the night.

Mabaso played the ball through to Sitayitayi who was dispossessed on the edge of the box, but a lively Wana took a quick look up before slotting the ball past the keeper's outstretched arms and into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.

Arendse so nearly made it four after gliding into the box, but White was equal to the task, although it proved to be inconsequential as Santos ran out 3-1 winners.

By Trevor Kramer
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2 Mthatha Bucks 2 3 6
3 University of Pretoria 2 2 6
4 AmaZulu 2 2 6
5 Santos FC 2 1 4
6 Mbombela United 2 1 3
7 Witbank Spurs FC 2 0 3
8 Magesi FC 2 0 3
9 Real Kings 2 0 2
10 Jomo Cosmos 2 0 2
11 FC Cape Town 2 -1 1
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13 Royal Eagles 2 -2 1
14 Cape Town All Stars 2 -2 0
15 Milano United 2 -3 0
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Jan 18th, 2013 - 15:30
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Dec 21st, 2013 - 18:00
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