Amaglug-glug win Five Nations Cup
Amaglug-glug win Five Nations Cup

Posted in News on Jan 28, 2002.

Pandemonium broke out at KwaMasiza Stadium on Sunday when delighted crowds stormed the field celebrating South Africa under-23's 3-1 win over Zimbabwe in the final of the Five Nations Cup.

Security personnel tried hard to calm the situation but jubilant fans would not budge as they hugged, kissed and hoisted into the air some of the local players for winning the trophy.

The Sasol sponsored team took the lead as early as the 15th minute via the head of Lesley Manyathela.

The Orlando Pirates striker converted a chip pass from Benedict Vilakazi from the edge of the 18-area box.

Manyathela's Pirates team mate, Joseph Makhanya, scored the second goal for Amaglu-glug in the 56th minute.

Honour Gombani though reduced the deficit for Zimbabwe when he fired a 20 metre grass-cutter past South Africa's goalkeeper Jacob Mokhasi.

However, Giovanni Rector, who came on for Manyathela in the 77th minute, put matters beyond doubt by stabbing the ball past goalkeeper Silent Katumba in the 88th minute.

The locals were presented the trophy and gold medals while the visitors received silver medals for their efforts.

Amaglu-glug's keeper Mokhasi was honoured with a trophy for being chosen player of the tournament.

In the earlier game, Ghana beat Angola 3-0 to take third place.

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