The Team of Choice started positively and should have opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Evans Rusike broke through on goal, but he was denied in a one-on-one with the Leopards keeper.
hings went from bad to worse for the away side in the 82nd minute when Rendai Ndou was shown a red card for pulling Rusike down inside the box and the referee pointed to the penalty spot.
Lentjies made no mistake from the spot to hand his side a 3-1 win and a place in the Last 16 of the Nedbank Cup.
Maritzburg United (1) 3 (Lentjies 17’+ 83’ pen, Shandu 70’)
Black Leopards (1) 1 (Nyundu 23’)