Honours for Mqanduli United FC
Mqanduli United Football Club from OR Tambo claimed 2018’s Nedbank Cup after beating Black Pool from Amathole 6-1 at the Dumpy Adams Sports Grounds on Sunday.
Valgas FC, which represented Chris Hani in the league, lost their match against Black Pool by 2-0 in the quarterfinals.
Young Challengers from Alfred Nzo had also formed part of the aforementioned Group B team selection.
Roaring Tigers from Nelson Mandela Bay, Relatives FC from Buffalo City Metro, Bush Pirates from Sarah Baartman and Bell Ringers from Joe Gqabi competed in Group A.
Mqanduli FC coach Thembelani Mthwa said, “We are happy to have won, but we will have to return to the drawing board.”
Mthwa said the team’s attempts to get into the league play-offs had failed for three consecutive seasons.
Black Pool coach Mcebisi Mamatu said, “Football is a dynamic sport. Unfortunately when we plan, our opponents also plan. I am proud of my boys.”
Safa provincial secretary Isaac Klaas said, “We are happy with Safa Chris Hani’s hosting of the tournament – they did a good job.”
Klaas said the extremely hot weather conditions had been the only problem.
“Congratulations to Mqanduli United. Their next match is in November against Tornado FC at the Mthatha Stadium,” he added.
STAR PERFORMANCE: Mqanduli United FC from OR Tambo claimed 2018’s Nedbank Cup final