On Saturday Amavarara made history when they became the first team from the region to qualify for the Nedbank Cup last 32 draw.
They earned their place at the table when they beat Safa league side Tede United on Saturday in King William’s Town.
The teams squared off after winning knockout qualifiers in their respective league divisions, ABC Motsepe and Safa regional leagues.
Amavarara was more conservative on the day, winning the game 3-1, Nkosomzi Mzazi and Sihle Maso scoring the goals.
For Amavarara chairperson, Lusapho Mzwakali, his team’s qualification for the last 32 draw is proof that there is an abundance of talent in the province. “This is an opportunity to showcase the talent we have. It is a first for the region and my boys will make our supporters proud.”
He is upbeat about the team’s chances in the tournament, saying he would not mind drawing a big name in the competition. “When it comes to losing, there are no holy cows in soccer. Whether a team is wearing yellow, gold or black we will prove them fallible.”
Because of challenges with facilities in Komani, Mzwakali said they were expecting to move their fixtures out of town. “Depending on the team we draw, we are prepared to travel to any place – East London, Port Elizabeth or Cradock.”