This year’s Coca-Cola Amateur Cup, Safa Cape Town’s flagship tournament, came to a thrilling end at a packed Athlone Stadium, at the weekend. Back-to-back champions, Hanover Park’s Diadora FC, lifted the trophy once more when they beat Bonteheuwel’s Goulburn Athletic AFC 1-0 in a nail-biter to be crowned Coke Cup senior men’s champions 2023.
Goulburn’s Yakeen Langeveldt and Diadora’s Thembelihle tussle for possession during their side’s senior men’s Coke Cup final. Picture: Fuad Esack
Goulburn’s Darren Brooks sandwiched between two blue jerseys during Saturday’s cup final match at Athlone Stadium.
Goulburn’s Carl Davids gains possession using his height to his advantage. Picture: Fuad Esack
Goulburns Robin Brooks puts Diadora goalkeeper Shiraaj Wilks under pressure during their sides’ Coke Cup final at a packed Athlone Stadium, on Saturday. Picture: Fuad Esack
Goulburn goalkeeper Shakeen Johnson looks to distribute the ball during his side’s Coke Cup final match against Diadora.
Goulburn’s Darren Brooks keeps his cool with Diadora’s Emeraan Rayners closing in during their sides’ cup final match. Picture: Fuad Esack
Goulburn’s Yakeen Langeveldt and Diadora’s Thembelihle challenge for the ball during their side’s senior men’s Coke Cup final. Picture: Fuad Esack
Diadora goalkeeper Shiraaj Wilks’ clears the ball during his side’s Coke Cup clash against Goulburn. Picture: Fuad Esack
High fives all round as Goulburn playmaker Omar Dollie moves through the Diadora guard of honour on his way to collect his player of the series award. Picture: Fuad Esack
Although disappointed the result did not go his side’s way, Goulburn’s Omar Dollie could not resist offering his supporters a hint of a smile at the post-match presentation. Picture: Fuad Esack
Diadora FC’s Jerry Mxabo and his teammates make their way to the podium to collect their winners medal and trophy. Mxabo was also named player of the match. Picture: Fuad Esack
Diadora squad members in celebratory mood following their 1-0 win against Goulburn Athletic, at Athlone Stadium, on Saturday. Picture: Fuad Esack
Diadora FC head coach Mangaliso “Shakes” Ntombana, third from left, and his technical staff in high spirits after their team collected the winners’ trophy. Also pictured are, from left, Gaiden Rhoda, Dr Mluleki Majuvu, Ntombana, Clint Booysen and Riyaz Orderson. Picture: Fuad Esack
Diadora FC are Coke Cup champions for the second consecutive year.