ABC Motsepe League side Dondol Stars have caused another Nedbank Cup upset after beating AmaZulu in the last 16. The Gauteng side beat their PSL counterparts 5-4 in a penalty shootout. 


The match ended 1-1 after extra time. This is the second match that the minnows beat a Premiership side. They advanced to the last 16 after beating SuperSport United in the last 32.

“I hoped and I prayed that our boys would come to the party and they did,” Dondol co-coach Khuliso Rashamuse told SuperSport TV.

“After we played 90 minutes, we pushed our players. We encouraged them because we didn’t have anything to lose. We told them that if they can go the extra mile then go for it because that’s what we need. That was the difference between us winning and losing the match which we did. They came to the party, they danced and had fun. 


“Penalties are a lottery, anything can happen. Fortunately enough the football Gods were on our side and we managed to score five,” said Rashamuse referring to the penalty shootout. 

Whitehead Nameka takes on Abbubaker Mobara of AmaZulu during the Nedbank Cup win on Wednesday
Whitehead Nameka takes on Abbubaker Mobara during the Nedbank Cup win on Wednesday

“It was in the players’ hearts, they wanted it the most and that’s why we won it. Besides us making history, it’s a great achievement for the team, the Chairman of the team who has been through a lot over the past few years,” he continued. 

“This will bring joy into his heart but we want to remain humble and respectful, and focus on the league because if we win then we go to the Motsepe Foundation Championship, and our lives can change.” 

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AmaZulu coach Romain Folz believes the missed chances by his players cost them a last-eight spot. 

“First of all congratulations to the opponents for the simple reason that they scored the penalties and we missed one. In the field of play, I believe we put ourselves in trouble by missing so many chances. We hit the post twice, we had four or five chances but we missed.”

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