Free State Stars beat Ke Yona Team 2-1

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The dominance of Nedbank Cup holders over the Nedbank Ke Yona Team continues.

Free State Stars beat the Ke Yona Team 2-1 at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa, on Sunday afternoon.

The Ke Yona side have now lost six times in a row against Nedbank Cup champions.

But the positive is that Ke Yona team have now managed to score a goal in their past two matches.

Thousands of football lovers braved the chilly weather in Gauteng to come watch another edition of the Nedbank Ke Yona Cup against current holders Free State Stars.

This season’s Ke Yona Team wanted to make history by becoming the first ever to beat the champions of the Nedbank Cup.

The match came to life from the very onset with Stars looking for an early goal.

Yusuf Jappie managed to break the deadlock in the first five minutes of the encounter.

But Stars’ joy was short-lived with Unathi Mdatyulwa equalising for the Ke Yona Team just a few minutes later.

Stars pushed forward for more goals but the Ke Yona keeper stood firm in goals.

Ealla Koto fluffed several scoring opportunities to take the lead before the break, but it was still 1-all at half-time.

In the second half the Ke Yona Team showed little respect to Free State Stars, as they matched their opponents pound for pound.

It took the header of veteran Eleazor Rodgers to restore Stars’ lead sixteen minutes from time.

The sixteen players selected for the final Ke Yona Team should be proud with their performance.

Some of them could soon be snatched by National First Division and ABSA Premiership clubs to follow in the footsteps of SuperSport United winger Aubrey Modiba.

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