Absa Premiership

Matsatsantsa rewarded for Nedbank Cup win

2016-05-30 13:57
SuperSport United (TEAMtalk)

Polokwane - SuperSport United chairperson Khulu Sibiya has lauded Matsatsantsa for their tremendous effort following their Nedbank Cup final 3-2 triumph over Orlando Pirates at the weekend.

Matsatsantsa were too strong for the Buccaneers, as they humbled the Soweto giants to clinch their fourth Ke Yona competition in a five-goal entertaining thriller at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday.

The in-form Jeremy Brockie was on target for the Pretoria giants along with Bradley Grobler and Michael Boxall, while Pirates found the net courtesy of Luvuyo Memela and an own goal by Clayton Daniels.

With United pocketing a cool R7m cheque thanks to Nedbank, Sibiya said he will reward his team with every cent as his troops fought like true soldiers for the duration of the tournament.

Sibiya also extended his praises to head coach Stuart Baxter for turning things around in the Matsatsantsa camp despite being in charge for only half a season.

“I consider this as more than luck itself and I think that the football Gods have been supporting us,” Sibiya said.

“The God of Africa has been with us, the support today (Saturday) has been amazing.

“I’m really proud of the boys and not forgetting Stuart Baxter, I’m really proud of him because he really changed the team around.

“I have never seen guys who fight from the very first minute until the last one, everybody was fighting for this victory and they fought for the team.

“What more do you want as a chairman? I honestly don’t need this cheque.

“The team deserves every penny of this; every single person behind this win deserves a cent out of this cheque.

“I don’t want any cent out of this and I’m so proud of the team, I’m a proud chairman today because of them.”

The win for Matsatsantsa earned them an automatic spot in the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup.

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