Stellies crowned champs

Stellenbosch FC was crowned Engen under-18 Knockout Challenge champions in the Western Cape leg of the competition, following a 5-3 victory on penalties against former winners Cape Ubuntu FC, at the Rooikrans sports complex, in Grassy Park, on Sunday.

Stellies, along with Cape Town Roses, who beat a resilient RV United 2-0 in the girls under-20 final, will represent the Western Cape at this year’s national Champ of Champs.

Roses booked their spot at the nationals for a second year running after coming into the tournament as defending champions.

Stellenbosch FC celebrate winning Sunday’s Western Cape leg of the Engen under-18 Knockout Challenge. Stellies beat Cape Ubuntu FC 5-3 on penalties after playing to a goalless draw. Picture: Fuad Esack
Stellenbosch FC’s Langelihle Phile slips past his marker during Sunday’s KOC final against Cape Ubuntu FC. Picture: Fuad Esack
Ubuntu’s Losika Ratshukudu looks to clear the ball during his side’s KOC final match against Stellenbosch. Picture: Fuad Esack
Stellenbosch FC squad members hoist coach Jean-Pierre Farrugia following their KOC cup final win against Ubuntu. Picture: Fuad Esack