After failing to make the grade in the national play-offs the past two seasons, Magezi FC are finally through to the National First Division League.
Magezi made history in the annual tournament by winning all the matches they played throughout the week. The matches were staged at two stadia, Dr P Molemela and Kaizer Sebothelo, in Bloemfontein.
The Polokwane side opened the tournament with a bang when they brutally walloped Morester Jeug 4-0. Their second fixture was against Manco Milano from the Free State, whom they beat 1-0. They consolidated their position on the log by beating JDR Stars from Gauteng 2-1.
After finishing on top of Stream B, Magezi played against the Stream A champions, Kings United, on Sunday to determine the overall ABC Motsepe champions. The score was 1-1 at the end of the regulation time and the winner was determined through a penalty shoot-out. Magezi converted all their five chances, while Kings United missed two.
As the overall champions, Magezi were presented with a cheque of R1 million and a trophy during a ceremony held at the stadium shortly after the final whistle. Kings United took home R500 000.
During the ceremony, the president of Safa, Mr Danny Jordan, confirmed that Magezi and Kings United had been promoted to the National First Division League.
Date:24 June 2016 - By: Frank Mavhungu
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.