Mamelodi Sundowns have been crowned the Nedbank Cup champions after a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Ajax Cape Town at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
By winning the final on Saturday, Sundowns banked R7 million while the runners pocketed R2,5 million for their efforts.
The teams finished goalless in regulation time characterized by few scoring opportunities.
Extra time also failed to produce a winner as did the penalty shootout which ended 3-3.
Franklin Cale missed in sudden-death.
Up stepped Bongani Zungu to send Ansi Jaakkola the wrong way and hand Downs the trophy.
PENALTY SEQUENCE:Paulse-scores Laffor scores Nkoana misses Kekana misses Scott missesMalajila misses Graham scores Mashaba scores Mobara misses Nthetescores Cale misses Zungu scores
Sundowns XI:Onyango, Langerman, Mbekile, Mphahlele, Schut (Nthete ET), Modise (Laffor 79rsquo), Kekana, Mashego (Malajila 62rsquo), Mashaba, Zungu, Billiat
Ajax XI:Jaakkola, Mobara, Allie, Coetzee, Lebusa, Graham, Morris, Scott, Paulse, Mzwakali (Isaacs 60rsquo), Norodien (Cale 57rsquo).
Source : CAJ News Agency