The Rock win 2021 Zama Zama final in a breathless Encounter

The Rock FC were crowned champions of the 2021 edition of the Zama Zama Soccer Tournament held at number two grounds in Orlando East on Sunday 12 September. The one month event produced exciting and highly competitive football as 64 of Gauteng’s best amateur football teams competed for the floating trophy and the grand price of R100 000.

A highly skilful squad from Tembisa won by a margin that hardly looked possible as Glenharvie stood toe to toe with the them for 90 minutes. The Rock FC entered the tournament as favourites, while Glenharvie was seen as a long-shot for victory.

More semi-finals action continued, with the Rock FC beating Dream Team FC 5-4 on penalties after the game ended with a 2 all draw. In the second encounter Glenharvie FC edged out Mathaithai to book a place in the finals.

In an interview with Sunrise News, Zama Zama tournament founder and Chairperson, Foster Mathebula, stated that since its inception in 2010, the tournament has attracted spectators from Soweto and further surrounding areas. “The Kasi Cup was welcomed by soccer spectators and experts as they believe that such an initiative can benefit aspiring footballers to one day achieve their dreams of playing for some top teams in the country”, added Mathebula.

He further mentioned the tournament continue to shine a spotlight on the gifted footballers and validates their dreams in becoming professional football players.

The Rock FC emerged victorious for the first time by overcoming Glenharvie’s bold challenge with a solitary goal in a thrilling, pulsating cup final.

With a knock-out format, the tournament was a very tight and tense competition where there were little room for errors.

Thapelo Magola Soweto Sunrise News