Kaizer Chiefs reserves became DStv Diski Shield champions after a 2-0 win over Stellenbosch FC reserves at Hammarsdale’s Mpumalanga Stadium on Saturday.
The Chiefs scored both goals in the second half thanks to star players Mfundo Vilakazi and Mduduzi Shabalala.
This was the second time the young Amahoshi had won the Diski Shield and the team from Naturena won the tournament in their first edition back in 2018.
Amahoshi received R200,000 for winning the tournament, which they will donate to a charity of their choice, while the Stellies will receive R150,000 coming in second, which will also go to a charity of their choice.
From the first minutes of the game, the Chiefs were stronger, and the young Amahoshi managed to hold much more ball than Stellenbosch.
The Soweto team had plenty of chances to score, with striker Vandile Duba and Chabalala threatened but they just couldn’t hit the net.
Stellenbosch also had his moments in the game when Antonio van Wyk pulled the strings for the team. The game went on break and neither team scored a goal.
With the trophy at stake, the second half was going to be electrifying and both teams felt a desperate urge to score a goal.
But it was the Chiefs who managed to break through. Paz caught Duba in the Stellis penalty area and after what initially looked like Stellis had cleared the danger, the ball fell to Vilakazi’s feet. He landed a powerful shot to beat Stellis goaltender Lee Brandt to give Amahoshi a 1-0 lead.
The Roy-Kin Avontuur was introduced to Stellenbosch to add firepower to their attack. However, the Chiefs’ back four dealt well with the winger, who managed to silence him.
After that, the Glamor Boys went on and ended the match, with captain Shabalala scoring the second goal.