The 959 Arena played host to one of the most highly anticipated clashes of the season, the final of the Kaya Cup.This was a showdown between Skhumba FC and Thomas United, and it had all the makings of the Kasi version of a FIFA World Cup final.
Skhumba FC saw off Tbose Rovers in the semi-finals, with Thomas United knocking out Dhlomo Crusaders.
Skhumba went in as the favourites of this encounter, following successful trash talking before the game, so Thomas had it all to do as the underdog.
The final went to a penalty shootout. The Kaya Cup organizers decided to add an unconventional element, which was to blindfold the best strikers.
Skhumba FC’s Rhoo Wabantwana and Thomas United’s Thonaldo stepped up for the spot-kicks. Rhoo went first, and his kick will certainly force his friends and family to disown him.
Up next, Thonaldo, shame, he managed to get his shot on target, at least. The two so-called star players missed their next two kicks until one of them decided to stop boring the crowd and actually wrap the final up because people had things to do.
Rhoo Wabantwana would find the back of the net with a kick good enough to earn him a place on the Bafana Bafana bench.
2021 Kaya Cup champions – Skhumba FC.