Highlands Park won a nail biting penalty shoot out 4-3 in the MTN8 Cup semi-final second-leg match played at the Makhulong Stadium on Tuesday night.

It was the right boot of 21 year-old winger Mokwete Mogaila that sealed the fate of Rise and Shine, sending the Lions of the North into their first cup final since 1983.

Mogaila came on in the second half in place of Lindokuhle Mbatha and was a constant thorn in the flesh for the visitors’ defence with his pacey runs. Da Gama believes the winger still has a chance to develop further.

City’s coach Zlatco Krmpotic felt hard done by some of the referring decisions and that his team was denied what looked like an obvious penalty.

Krmpotic challenged his charges to respond to this loss with a positive result against Matsatsansta a Pitoli in a PSL game this Saturday. – Report by Jefferson Lupuwana