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Snack FC crowned Red Bull Kasi Cup 2019 champs

On Saturday, a skilled young squad from
Thokoza fought hard through two prolific rounds of classic kasi football to
triumph as Red Bull Kasi Cup champions at Dorothy Nyembe Park in Soweto
following a 4 – 3 penalty shootout win against River Park FC.
The event was the first edition of Red Bull Kasi Cup – a tournament aimed at
giving talented kasi footballers an extraordinary opportunity to showcase
their natural ability and football skills. Other participating teams
included Masokorala FC representing Mamelodi and Zak Park FC from Soweto.
Red Bull Kasi Cup ambassador and South African Professional Football
Midfielder, Siphiwe Tshabalala was on hand to spot talent: “I am honored to
be part of an initiative contributing to the development of kasi football. I
was impressed to see such raw talent at the tournament which reminded me of
the early stages of my football career where it was just about passion and
hunger to play at a higher level. All the teams demonstrated great teamwork
and were determined to lift the trophy,” said Tshabalala.
Top players recognised at the tournament include Thabo Mphuti from River
Park FC, who was named Player of the Tournament, while Thabang Mokoena from
Snack FC was outstanding in the final game and walked away with Man of the
Match. The man who saved the most goals, Nkosinathi Ntuli came from Snack FC
and was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament.

“We have been preparing for this moment. The team worked very hard to ensure
that they bring the trophy home. We are grateful to have a platform like Red
Bull Kasi Cup to expose our players and allowing them to showcase their
skills in the field of play,” says Snack FC coach, Kaizer Kobile.

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