Fundudzi United Brothers FC.
The much-awaited MTG KO final will be staged at the Makonde Home Defenders grounds on Sunday. Fundudzi United Brothers and Mutale Vikings will meet in the final.
Vikings beat Tshaulu Hungry Lions 6-5 in their semi-final match at the same venue two weeks ago. Fundudzi United Brothers’ way to the final went via Mukula Young Brothers, whom they beat 5-3 in the semi-final stage.
The winners in the two semi-final matches were determined through penalty shootouts.
A look at the teams’ performance in their semi-final matches shows that Vikings will have to improve their efforts if they are serious about lifting the trophy on Sunday. Vikings were chasing the action for the better part of the game when they beat Hungry Lions to secure a place in the final.
The Vikings’ defenders will have a mammoth task to stop the strikers of Brothers, Thabelo Ntshauba, Thompho Phaswana and Agrippa Nemathithi.
The Vikings’ players who can cause havoc in the Brothers’ danger area are Tshifhiwa Netshitongwe and Ndoliseni Mathobo.
The day’s programme will commence with the losers’ final match between Tshaulu Hungry Lions and Mukula Young Brothers. It will start at 11:00.
This year’s champions will go home with R20 000, a floating trophy, a soccer ball, gold medals and a soccer kit. The runners-up will receive R10 000, a soccer kit, a soccer ball and silver medals.
The winner of the losers' final will receive R7 000, soccer kit, bronze medals and a soccer ball and the fourth-placed side will receive R5 000, soccer kit and a soccer ball.
The teams knocked out in the quarter-final stage, Khubvi Peace Makers, Tshikovha Arsenal, Lamvi FC and Zwaloni United, will each receive R2 000.
The final is scheduled to start at 14:00.
Date:14 June 2019 - 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.