Mamelodi Sundowns Trio Rushine de Reuck, Sphelele Mkhulise and Lebohang Maboe tasted international success this past weekend as Bafana Bafana lifted the COSAFA Cup trophy for the fifth time following a penalty shootout win against Senegal on Sunday afternoon in Gqeberha.
The victory for the host nation comes for the first time since 2016 and Bafana Bafana were peerless as they stormed through the group stages before conquering neighbours Mozambique in the semi-final on Friday.
The final was a tight affair with both sides displaying the football that saw them reach the final. Rushine De Reuck was at the heart of the defence which did not concede a single goal throughout the tournament. Midfielders Sphelele Mkhulise and Lebohang Maboe played key roles helping create goals for the national team who ended the tournament as top scorers, with Mkhulise netting his first national team goal in the group stage win over Lesotho.
Congratulations to Bafana Bafana on winning the 2021 COSAFA Cup and congratulations to our Brazilians who were involved, you have made the country proud!