Congratulations to SuperSport FC for securing the third trophy for the City of Tshwane after Mamelodi Sundowns FC took the Championship and the Telkom Cup. Ajax Cape Town having won the MTN 8 for Cape Town, and KZN exhales a collective sigh of relief for Maritzburg United’s survival. Limpopo celebrates the promotion of another team from Polokwane FC. And the Eastern Cape cannot believe a Top 8 finish for an Eastern Cape club.
But remarkably the 2015/2016 Absa Premiership season marks a historic period in the PSL era, not only for its epoch-making record 71 points by Bafana ba Style. It is the also the first season in which both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs both finish an entire season without trophy.
But as the Nedbank Cup Final call curtains on an amazing season, I thought we could take a moment to look back at the best quotations of the “Ke Yona Cup.”
At no. 5 – a touch of arrogance or confidence – you be the judge.
“Ja! We didn’t want to embarrass them. These are our brothers. We just wanted to show that there is an elephant in Limpopo.”
Kgoloko Thobejane after Boroka FC defeated Polokwane City in the Quarter finals of the Nedbank Cup at the Peter Mokaba Stadium
At no. 4 – famous last words.
“In as much as we had 90 percent of the rights, within that 10 percent is where we faltered severely, and we got punished.”
Steve Komphela after the loss against Orlando Pirates FC at the in the Last 32 Nedbank Cup match at the Soccer City.
At no. 3 – in nostalgia
“Fa ke lebile Edwin Gyimah. A tsena ka diyo tsohle, ke ipotsa gore Steve Lekoleya o kae?”
Translated -“when I see Edwin Gyimah and how aggressively he tackles, I ask myself where is Steve Lekolea?”
Oatile Jacobs of Motsweding FM about Edwin Gyimah’s aggressive defensive tackles during the Nedbank Cup Semi Final against Mamelodi Sundowns FC at the Lucas Moripe Stadium
At no. 2 – in admiration
“Oh! Ho! Ho! Double dolly, Keagan Dolly!”
Thabiso Tema of SuperSportTV about Keagan Dolly’s long range shot for the winning goal against Highlands Park FC in the Last 32 Nedbank Cup match at the Makhulong Stadium
At no.1 – a touch of class.
“Mafatshe a Orlando a simolla gothothomela! Dinaledi disimolla gowela! Letsatsi lea fifala! Fa Matsatsantsa a Pitori a nosa nno ya boraro!”
Translated – “and the land of Orlando starts to shake, and the start to vanish, while the sun is eclipsed. When Matsatsantsa a Pitori score their third goal.”
Brian Letsogo of Motsweding FM does an adaptation of the hym – Bonang ho hlahile Maru from the “Hyms of Zion” to describe the state of the Ghost as SuperSport United FC scored their third goal in the Nedbank Cup Final at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.