• CT City keeper reveals penalty preparation

    Peter Leeuwenburgh of Cape Town City

    Cape Town City goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh has revealed that he studied the Mamelodi Sundowns penalty takers before his heroics in the MTN8 semi-final.

    The Dutch goalkeeper was the man of the moment on Sunday as he added to a good showing between the sticks during the 90 minutes by saving two out of the four penalties he faced as City won the shootout 4-2 to book a spot in the final.

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    Leeuwenburgh produced several saves throughout the second-leg semi-final at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. He, however, could not deny Toni Silva, who gave Downs the early lead.

    The game ended 1-0 and after last weekend’s 1-0 win for City, the aggregate score was level at 1-1.

    Due to the format of the tournament, the match went straight to penalties, something that the City shot-stopper was prepared for.

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    ‘We did our homework. Last week I spoke to our goalkeeper coach a few times, “you know, we go straight to penalties if we lose 1-0”. Well, that’s what happened,’ Leeuwenburgh told SuperSport after the game.

    ‘The four guys who scored [in the penalties] did an amazing job. They made it easy for me, I’m very happy.

    ‘We watched as many penalties as possible of Sundowns, I think that’s part of being a professional goalkeeper. We did our homework well and we’re lucky it paid off,’ he concluded.

    City will now take on SuperSport United in a repeat of last year’s MTN8 final, which Matsatsantsa won on penalties.

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    Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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