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November 28, 2016
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WING KING: City's Aubrey Ngoma,left

Cape aces blow Stars away to book TKO final.

It keeps getting better for Cape Town City as they cruised into the Telkom Knockout final with a 4-1 win over Free State Stars.

Attacking aces Lebogang Manyama and Aubrey Ngoma once again inspired the Athlone Stadium hosts to victory on Saturday.

City were ahead after 10 minutes, when man of the match Ngoma was brought down for a penalty and Manyama slotted home from 12 yards.

Roland Putsche made it 2-0 after Manyama laid off a great ball in a brilliant City raid, but a kwaai Thokozani Sekotlong freekick meant Eric Tinkler’s manne had one-goal lead at the break.

City started off how they finished after half time and were 3-1 up just after the hour mark when Mpho Matsi volleyed home a corner at the far post.

Ngoma slotted in 10 minutes from time after another counter.

There was a bittersweet ending for Manyama, who was stretchered off in the 66th minute.

But the skipper hailed his side for putting the game to bed, telling SuperSport: “We had so many chances in the first 20 minutes, I kind of thought it was another Baroka coming [when they let slip a 2-0 lead before winning 4-3].”

“When we went into half time leading, we told ourselves that we can’t allow that to happen to us again, and when we got the third one, I knew it was game over.

“But it doesn’t get easier now. Everybody has noticed what we can do, so it’s only going to get tougher, but we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

City will now face SuperSport United, who beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 on Saturday night, in the final.

SuperSport striker Thabo Mnyamane’s 22nd-minute goal was the difference between the sides as goalkeeper Riyaad Pieterse frustrated the Bucs attack.

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