National First Division outfit TS Galaxy etched their name in history when they beat Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup final at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, becoming the first lower league side to triumph in the tournament.
The minnows stunned the Soweto giants in the dying moments of the game as they were awarded a penalty with two minutes remaining on the clock – just as the game had looked to be headed towards extra time.
Up stepped substitute Zakhele Lepasa, on loan from Orlando Pirates, whose brace against Golden Arrows in the semifinals landed The Rockets on the brink of history.
The 22-year-old made no mistake as he sent Bruce Bvuma the wrong way, before the underdogs held on for a famous 1-0 victory.
Galaxy had followed in the footsteps of Pretoria City (now Supersport United), Black Leopards, University of Pretoria and Mpumalanga Black Aces, who had all made it to the last two of the competition while playing in the first division. All four ended up on the losing side in their respective finals.
For Kaizer Chiefs, the defeat sealed what had been a nightmarish season as they recorded their lowest points tally in the league – finishing with a seven-match winless streak – before the humiliating result in the final.