Baroka FC had done exceptionally well to reach the semi-finals of South Africa’s premier Cup competition, the Nedbank Cup.
You have to take this into consideration that they’re not a PSL club, hailing from the NFD, Baroka took on one of the top flight’s best teams.
SuperSport struggled earlier this season, which saw Gordon Igesund replaced by Stuart Baxter. The new coach is seeing a new lease of life in the Cup.
It was difficult to adjust to this game due to the rain effecting the quality of play. SuperSport were the first on the attack when Jeremy Brockie forced Baroka goalkeeper Oscar Masuluke into a save in the first minute.
United came close to scoring again three minutes before the break through Thuso Phala, but a rush of blood to the head saw him miss the target completely with the goal at his mercy after capitalising on poor defending from Bakgaga.
Bradley Grobler made it 1-0 to SuperSport with a good finish from close range with Brockie providing an assist just two minutes after the restart.
It was soon 2-0 to Matsatsantsa in the 53rd minute and Brockie was once again involved as he set-up Phala who scored to double his side’s lead much to the delight of the home crowd.
Former Platinum Stars forward Grobler had a chance to grab his second and SuperSport’s third 10 minutes later, but his effort missed the target.
Grobler cracked a great shot which was well-saved by Baroka shot-stopper Masuluke as Matsatsantsa looked to seal their win in the 77th minute.
Despite Baroka’s late attacks, SuperSport stood firm at the back in the remaining minutes and the latter emerged 2-0 winners.