Super-sub Mogakolodi Ngele was the hero for Platinum Stars, as they came back from behind to beat Orlando Pirates to the Telkom Knockout trophy and a cup double!
The loss is Pirates' third in cup finals this season, and their second to Dikwena, who beat the Buccaneers to the MTN8 earlier in the campaign.
Robert Ng’ambi had an early shot on target, bringing the ball down nicely in the area after being set up by Henrico Botes, but the Malawian popped his shot just over the bar.
Platinum Stars had the edge over Pirates in the first half, but failed to convert their chances – although each side had just two shots on target in the first 45.
While the world mourns his death, Nelson Mandela will also be celebrated as the man at the heart of South Africa's return to world competition after decades of Apartheid-enforced isolation, using sport as a means of reconciliation between the country's diverse racial groups.
Mandela, who died aged 95 on Thursday, trumpeted an early return to international participation, encouraged South African sporting personalities and significantly saved the Springbok emblem, putting a firm lid on a contentious debate.
His presence at key contests at which South African teams triumphed led to the concept of 'Madiba magic', a play on his clan name and the awe-inspiring effect he produced.
Danny Jordaan and Alec Moemi
Today the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola touches down on the last stop of the tour’s African leg in South Africa, host of the 2010 World Cup.
The visit of the trophy is set to re-ignite the overwhelming World Cup fever which was on show to the football world during the last edition of football’s flagship event. The trophy will remain in South Africa for a total of three days, and will give the public a chance to be reacquainted with the most sought after symbol of world football through a series of consumer events.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola started its African tour in Tunisia, and has steadily made its way through Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and finally South Africa, providing fans of the game an opportunity to share in the joy of the World Cup.