24 February 2013

South Africa: Safa Lauds Maluti On Nedbank Cup Feat

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has congratulated Second Division side, Maluti FET College for progressing to the next round of the Nedbank Cup after crushing reigning Premiership champions Orlando Pirates 4-1 at Charles Mopeli Stadium on Saturday, 23 February 2013.

Two goals each by Lucky Baloyi and Mashale Rantabane consigned Pirates to their heaviest defeat of the season as the third tier side marched on in the prestigious cup competition.

In 2011, Baroka FC, also in Second Division, beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the same competition before losing on penalties to Black Leopards in the penultimate stage.

"The result is good for soccer development in the country. What it goes to show is that there is a wealthy of talent in the country and we are happy for Maluti," said SAFA President, Kirsten Nematandani.

"What the achievement has done for other amateur sides when playing top sides is not to be overawed by the occasion. Regardless of what happens going forward, Maluti are the greatest winners in this year's competition," added the SAFA President.

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