MANGOSUTHU WINS DA TRANSFORMATION CUP
By: Mondli Ngubane
Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) won the Democratic Alliance Transformation Cup Costal College 3-2 at Albert Park on Saturday afternoon.
Goals for Mangosuthu which came from Sipho Miya,Thabo Dlala and Smiso Mtolo saw them ease their way to the semis beating Berea College 3-2 in the quarter finals.
The five-goal feast was followed by the more impressive pattern of the free-flowing play when 11 goals were scored as Seaboard Resident beat Coastal College 1-0, and Hampsin
Resident beat ICESA College 3-2.
The final game was more balanced as Mangosuthu and Coastal College slugged it out.
Mangosuthu found the back of the net early through Thabo Dladla and enjoyed that lead until the second half period when winger Sipho Lamula equalised for Costal College.
Dladla grabbed his brace and put Mangosuthu on a lead again after a great shot just outside 18 yard area.
Costal College Midfielder Sanele Mdala, converted from a penalty spot after Mangosuthu failed to clear the ball and committed a penalty.
Coastal College committed a pernalty in the 90th-minute which saw the Mlazi boys become the winners of the DA Transformation Cup with a 3-2 score.
After winning the finals, Mangosuthu Captain Simphiwe Sikhakhane was very thrilled as it was the first major trophy they’ve won in a long time.
“We honoured to have won this tournament and it was not easy but the boys played as a unity,” said Sikhakhane.
Mangosuthu is set to defend their cup in the next edition of the DA Transformation Cup next year at Albert Park.