Orlando Pirates winger who was sent out on loan to Swallows FC, Monnapule Saleng, earned the Warriors FC an emphatic semi-final victory over Amabutho FC on Saturday afternoon.
Warriors booked their place in the final of the DStv Compact Cup thanks to a 2-1 victory over Amabutho at the Moses Mabhida stadium.
Warriors took the lead thanks to a Siyethemba Sithebe own goal however Nkosinathi Sibisi leveled matters with 20 minutes to go. Orlando Pirates’ Saleng however was on hand to rescue Dylan Kerr’s side.
Saleng rifled one into the bottom corner from inside the box to hand the Warriors the lead in the 86th minute.
Take a look at the Orlando Pirates winger’s stunning strike that won the match below
WATCH: Orlando Pirates’ Saleng scores stunner
DStv Compact Cup starting lineups
Amabutho XI: Veli Mothwa, Xoki, Sibisi, Ritchie, Dube, Memela, Qalinge, Potsane, Claasen, Letsoalo, Mulenga.
Warriors XI: Ituemeleng Khune, NJ Ngcobo, Mako, Jele, Matlaba, NK Ngcobo, Lorch, Blom, Hotto, Dolly, Peprah.
Khoza explains importance of cup
“We have agreed as the executive committee that there is a need for something like the DSTV Compact Cup. So we do request that teams make their players, the ones that aren’t involved in the AFCON, available for this tournament.” PSL president Irvin Khoza.
“We will ask all teams to provide four players from their DSTV Diski team to be a part of these squads and we will also require one Diski player to be on the field for each team. This is to ensure that these players get the relevant exposure and experience and it becomes easier for everyone to identify with those players.”
Kick-off at the Moses Mabhida stadium is scheduled to get underway at 18:00 in this evening’s DStv Compact Cup semi-final clash. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL. At the time of posting, the scoreline read 0-0 at half-time
Earlier today, Coastal FC eased to a shock 3-0 victory over a much stronger Dinaledi FC, on paper at least! Goals by Taariq Fielies, Lutho Sifumba and Ashley Du Preez were enough to book Coastal FC’s spot in the DStv Compact Cup final.