Kaizer Chiefs Reserves were crowned Champions of the 2022 DStv Diski Protect after a convincing 2-0 opt over Stellebosch FC Reserves on Saturday afternoon at Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal.
The young Amakhosi fought admire warriors to conquer the vastly more skilled DDC league champions whose ranks enjoy a preference of gamers with PSL abilities.
It used to be mainly due to the the exploits of 16-year-weak Mfundo ‘Obrigado’ Vilakazi and his 18-year-weak captain Mduduzi ‘Carry out admire I enact’ Shabalala that the DStv Diski Protect trophy will reside within the Naturena trophy cabinet for the imminent year. Within the 59th minute, Vilakazi got a cultured budge from Shabalala, took a spruce touch and despatched a spectacular left-footed shot into the Stellenbosch accumulate. Shabalala made the game reliable six minutes from full time, tapping within the rebound after 2nd-half replace Puso Dithejane’s effort struck the submit.
The Diski Protect trophy turns into the 2nd trophy received by coach Vela Khumalo and his thrilling Amakhosi formative years in fast succession following their victory within the Engen below-18 Knockout Remark earlier in July.
Amakhosi’s boulevard to the closing noticed them beat SuperSport United 4-2 within the quarterfinals and Sundowns 2-0 last weekend within the semifinals held in Soshanguve.
Coach Khumalo used to be a happy man at the tip of the match: “It used to be a lawful sport and I’m snug that the trophy is encourage at the Chiefs Village,” he said. “We tried our finest and I’m definite all americans can uncover about that we’re cooking something that will be a delight to gape within the extinguish.”
The trophy returns to the Club after an absence of 4 years. Amakhosi received the inaugural Diski Protect after beating Sundowns Reserves at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa encourage in 2018.
“The boys gave a lawful efficiency. We scored two expansive targets but, most importantly, we did no longer concede a impartial… similar as last week against Sundowns. We now enjoy got been engaged on our defence and it has paid off. I’m overjoyed with two clear sheets in consecutive suits,” he added.
With the colleges reopening earlier this week, Khumalo decried the incontrovertible fact that nearly all of his boys were encourage in class and this affected their preparation.
“We did it for Dr Kaizer Motaung, who got his honorary doctorate on Friday from UCT and we hope these performances will rub off on the senior crew so our supporters can enjoy something to smile about this coming season,” Khumalo added.
Commenting on the throngs of fans who filled up the Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammarsdale, Khumalo concluded by saying: “It used to be a expansive crowd and we’re overjoyed they didn’t leave disenchanted. We would prefer to dish out thrilling soccer, performed with aptitude and trend. Then we can dominate the league. This can no doubt bring supporters encourage to the stadium.”
Naturena Predominant College will receive the R200 000 winners’ cheque after being nominated as Amakhosi’s beneficiary, per the competition rule that requires the winnings to be donated to charity.