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2012 Nedbank Cup review

25 January 2013

The 2012 Nedbank Cup was a fantastic tournament that saw SuperSport United claim the trophy after a 2-0 success over Mamelodi Sundowns in the final. Here are the facts and figures from last year’s tournament:

Matches played: 31

Goals scored: 95

Goals scored at home*: 43

Goals scored away*: 50
*Does not include final played on neutral territory

Leading scorer: Nyasha Mushekwi (Mamelodi Sundowns) – 10 goals

Biggest home win: Lamontville Golden Arrows 5-0 North West Shining Stars (first round); Platinum Stars 5-0 Dolphins FC (first round)

Biggest away win: Powerlines FC 0-24 Mamelodi Sundowns (first round)

Wins by lower league opposition over Premier League teams: 0

Most goals in a game: Hlompho Kekena – 7 goals (Powerlines FC 0-24 Mamelodi Sundowns)

Hat-tricks scored: 6 – Hlompho Kekana, Nyasha Mushekwi, Richard Henyekane (all Mamelodi Sundowns vs Powerlines FC, first round), David Radebe (United FC vs Vardos FC, first round), Henrico Botes (Platinum Stars vs Dolphins FC, first round), Lehlohonolo Majoro (Kaizer Chiefs vs Black Leopards, second round).

Best performing third-tier side: Roses United (second round)

Best performing second-tier sides: United FC and Witbank Spurs (second round)

*The views represented are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent those of Nedbank.

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