Vhadau Vha Damani were lauded as deserved winners on social media after they defeated the Chilli Boys
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) were crowned 2021 Nedbank Cup champions after claiming a 1-0 win over Chippa United in the final on Saturday night.
Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo’s solitary goal inspired Vhadau Vha Damani to a victory at Free State Stadium and the Limpopo side lifted its first-ever major trophy.
Tshakhuma had caused an upset by defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in the semi-finals last month.
Furthermore, TTM came into the cup final having claimed a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in a PSL match on Tuesday as they eased their relegation fears.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Tshakhuma’s historic win.
You can’t beat Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs and not win the trophy whether the other one is 3 points it doesn’t matter at this stage!!
Congrats TTM history is made! https://t.co/nxqCewt2bD
— 🇿🇦 (@Imsollyntuli) May 8, 2021
Left Pirates and won a trophy with TTM 😭🔥 pic.twitter.com/4Wh274OnNN
— Papa Division (@Fanoza2) May 8, 2021
— Lindani Hlongwane (@LINDANIHLONGWA8) May 8, 2021
Congratulations to #TTM now you should move out of the relegation zone 🤣😂🤣
— Upenndo (@upenndo) May 8, 2021
— Ashley 🇿🇦 (@olivier836) May 8, 2021
— NegoCity Museum SA (@NegoCity2010) May 8, 2021
— #BRUNCHWithMe 💫Celestial GLK (@MissKgaswanyane) May 8, 2021
TTM deserves it…they played as the team that wanted it more. Congrats to TTM. To Mr Mpengesi you deserve the lose Dan Dance won it before and he was going to win it for you.
— Javas Shoes K (@JabuKhambule2) May 8, 2021
— MaThebula 🇿🇦 (@McTebuler) May 8, 2021
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC 🇿🇦 will participate in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup after lifting the Nedbank Cup trophy by beating Chippa United 1-0 today in the final.
It’s is their very first major title and a very first appearance in continental football.
TTMFC 👏🏾👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/jphY3GlqIx
— N U H U ®️ (@NuhuAdams_) May 8, 2021
Congrats to TTM what a journey guyzin Limpopo is proud of you halalala #NedbankCup2021Final
— proud father&faithful partner🏃🇿🇦❤️#ReyaPusha (@davejunior89) May 8, 2021
Thomas and your guests, @TTM_Original deserve the cup, remember they came in a tough time, where there was no salaries, no motivations and so forth but after getting a silver spoon, they are sharp like umkhonto Wenkosi… I’m at Mhluzi Ext 6 Middleburg e Mpumalanga
— Levy S. Magagula (@levysipho21) May 8, 2021
— SwallowsFC (@Moroka_Swallows) May 8, 2021
Congratulations to TTM tota ba deserve that Cup @KlerksdorpExt11 https://t.co/nlqh70MHAs
— Tumelo Monnaemang (@TumeloMonnaema4) May 8, 2021
Dylan Kerr, former K’Ogalo coach, leads his SA team, TTM, to win the Nedbank Cup. Brilliant https://t.co/6ksH0vxbET
— John K. Odande (@jodande) May 8, 2021
— Super__SoLo 💪 (@Sundowns_SoLo8) May 8, 2021
Tshakhuma! I was born in Venda by the way, in the area called Louis Tritchard, at the foot of Songozwi. I love Venda pic.twitter.com/qkIgEHU8FQ
— Rose Mphahlele (@OstrichGlobal) May 8, 2021
Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo did it for TTM on the scoreboard but on the whole, a solid team effort tonight🙌🏿🥳🥳🥳🥳🔥🔥🔥🙌🏿
Congratulations Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 🥇🏆👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 pic.twitter.com/FQgi3aCaGK
— Abafana The Boys EP (@Mocchachinoochi) May 8, 2021
Tshakhuma Tsha Kaizer Chiefs won the Telkom Cup 🏆
— OM’FiMANEQUA™️ (@Helao_v8) May 8, 2021
— Phuntshu phuntshu🌺🏵 (@PumezaJama) May 8, 2021
That guy who bought TTM must really be proud right now
— Drickz (@Drickz_) May 8, 2021
— Nedbank Sport (@nedbanksport) May 8, 2021
TSHAKHUMA ARE THE 2021 NEDBANK CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) May 8, 2021
— Maxed_Out (@Max_SMMO) May 8, 2021
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila deserve to be Champions.
✅ SuperSport United
✅ Black Leopards
✅ Mamelodi Sundowns
✅ Chippa United
— 🇿🇦Tʜᴀʙᴀɴɢ Mᴀɴᴛᴜᴛʟᴇ🇱🇸 (@ThabangMantutle) May 8, 2021
What Tshakhuma has gone through all season and to end with a Nedbank Cup title is incredible
Big ups to the the players who soldiered on all season
— Shakes Rampedi (@ShakesRampedi) May 8, 2021
— Mashupye Masemola (@BaMpitsaShupes) May 8, 2021
I’m glad Tshakhuma won, haven’t forgiven Chippa for what he did to Bra Dan
— Moholo_Sma (@uSma_nga) May 8, 2021
These TTM players have really saved a brand that looked damaged beyond repair a few months ago. #NedbankCup2021Final
— Leonard Solms (@LeonSolms) May 8, 2021
People called them “Tshakhuma tsha maBrighton” 😭 https://t.co/9QRgffwwZZ
— ᴄʜɪʟʟʏ (@chilly_machilly) May 8, 2021
Tshakhuma just put Venda on the map ,first time we won a professional cup
— vho radzilani (@kwathisani) May 8, 2021
Um so happy . Tshakhuma tsha madzivhandila 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 https://t.co/qz9xCSWYg3
— Petronella (@Petronella_Gaga) May 8, 2021
🇿🇦 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila win the 2021 Nedbank Cup, they will represent 🇿🇦 South Africa in the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup next season. 🏆
— Micky Jnr ✪ (@MickyJnr__) May 8, 2021