Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town midfielder Granwald Scott admits the win over Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 final has replaced the disappointment of losing the Nedbank Cup final last season.
The Urban Warriors earned a well-deserved 1-0 win over Amakhosi on Saturday courtesy of a Nathan Paulse penalty, to continue their strong start to the season that also sees them top of the Premiership after the first four matches.
It is the second final the Cape side has been involved in, in four months after agonizingly losing the Nedbank Cup final on penalties to Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of last season.
"Our tears of heartache and pain from the past is definitely replaced with tears of joy this time round," Scott told KickOff.
"The guys did exceptionally well, especially in the first half when we dictated the play.
"Everyone expected Chiefs to do what they do best with all their supporters but we surprised them all.
"The guys really left their hearts on the field and gave it their all. We should savour the moment because there is a long season ahead," he concluded.
Head coach Roger de Sa will have done his best to keep celebrations to a minimum with Ajax facing a difficult away trip to the Lucas Moripe Stadium to take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the league on Wednesday, September 21.
Kick-off is at 19:30.