UMLAZI – University Sport South Africa (USSA) select team produced a commanding performance as they claimed the 2018 SAB League Under-21 National Championship with a 2-1 win over Mpumalanga on Sunday.
Despite the loss, Mpumalanga came into this tournament as one of the underdogs, as their last top-spot finish was in 2015 after losing in the finals against Free State.
However, their inferiority status never came into light in the group of death – Group A – where they were up against hosts KwaZulu-Natal and 2017 champions Gauteng.
The team from Nelspruit held their own as they beat Gauteng in their third match of the group stages, followed by the biggest upset of the tournament as they knocked out the hosts.
Not only were they outclassing the big guns out of the way but they did so in style, with a potent attack that was led by Vusi ‘Lukaku’ Nkambule and Sandile Mabuye.