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Chief Jerry Nkosi High are 2019 COPA Coca-Cola champs

CHIEF JERRY Nkosi High are 2019 COPA Coca-Cola® champs.

Chief Jerry Nkosi High are 2019 COPA Coca-Cola champs

The school from Mpumalanga overcame Gauteng’s School of Excellence in a thrilling finale that ended in a 3-2 penalty victory, following a tight 2-2 draw in regulation time.

A new COPA Coca-Cola® champion was crowned at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday, 21 September as Chief Jerry Nkosi High School lifted the coveted title to conclude what has been a highly entertaining COPA Coca-Cola® National Finals.

The newly crowned champions from Mpumalanga overcame Gauteng’s School of Excellence in a thrilling finale that ended in a 3-2 penalty victory, following a tight 2-2 draw in regulation time.

Preceding the final was the third and fourth place play-off which saw Dr Reginald Cingo of Free State edging Limpopo’s Northern Academy 1-0 to claim the bronze medal.

After successfully completing the Provincial and National Finals phase, the closing chapter for this year’s COPA Coca-Cola® tournament will be the COPA Coca-Cola® Future Stars camp, which will be held at the High Performance Centre (HPC) in Pretoria between 22 and 28 September.

Image (2019 COPA Coca-Cola® champs (yellow) outmuscled School of Excellence in a thrilling finale).

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