FC No Name pulled out all the stops over weekend to claim victory at the KWT Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) League Cup in Bhisho.
The Zwelitsha-based side met rivals Black Eagles in the final and showed their skills after winning 2-1.
For their efforts, they were rewarded with a floating trophy, gold medals and R1,500 while Eagles as runners-up won silver medals and R1,000.
The third prize of bronze medals and R700 went to Berlin who beat Kidisa in the third and fourth place play-offs.
All participating teams received a match ball, said KWTMFA match and registration official Yamkela Myaluza.
Myaluza said the tournament was played on a point system format, with three teams divided into four groups and the top two teams advancing to the quarter-finals.
“For a growing organisation, I would like to believe that the tournament was a phenomenal success. Of course we would have loved to do more but in terms of adhering to Covid-19 regulations, we had to be extra cautious and try to limit the numbers on the grounds.”
No Name coach Mzamo Master Singata said while it wasn’t easy, the team managed to pull through the group stages.
“In the group stages, we were humbled by going down 2-0 to Kidisa but we drew strength from the loss, so it served as a wake-up call for us,” Singata said.
“Our quarter-final encounter against defending league champions King Classic was a tough one, but we managed to knock them out and then went all the way to clinch the trophy after eliminating Kidisa in the semis and beating rivals Eagles in the finals.”
Eagles coach Vumani Mazwi was happy with his players’ performances and congratulated the hard work they put in during training.
“It was a real final with arch rivals locking horns at the summit after eliminating eleven other teams, and these two teams have proven to all that one has to sweat for supremacy,” said Mazwi.
The presentation of incentives followed immediately after the final and was done by Mazwi who is also the president of the KWTMFA.
Prior to the prize handover, Mazwi commended all players and team officials for showing determination, dedication and discipline by adhering to Covid-19 regulations and for making the event a huge success.
“I think one has to give credit to our executive who worked tirelessly with passion and commitment behind the scenes for putting the plan for this league cup tournament together despite this pandemic challenge,” Mazwi said.
“It’s been a thrilling tournament since day one, with all teams displaying immeasurable quality.”