DStv Compact Cup: Warriors Defeats Coastal United in Final as Ruzaigh Gamildien Impresses With Brace

DStv Compact Cup: Warriors Defeats Coastal United in Final as Ruzaigh Gamildien Impresses With Brace

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Moroka Swallows forward Ruzaigh Gamildien struck twice wonderfully as the Warriors defeated Coastal United 2-1 in the inaugural DStv Compact Cup's final
  • The impressive Gamildien dragged the Warriors back into a very entertaining game as Ashley du Preez put United into an early lead
  • Fans were very much absorbed in the contest on social media, either praising the competition or giving it credit

The Warriors are the inaugural DStv Compact Cup champions after defeating Coastal United 2-1 in a gripping final at Soccer City.

Ashley du Preez hit the target early to put Coastal United into a shock early lead, before two classy goals from man-of-the-match Ruzaigh Gamildien got the Warriors going towards the title.

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Man-of-the-match Ruzaigh Gamildien was impressive with two classy goals in the DStv Compact Cup final for Warriors against Coastal United. Image source: @KaizerChiefs/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Divisive as the competition might be, the final was a really entertaining affair as both teams went at one another without inhibition.

The gimmicky competition is of a similar vein to the Carling Black Label Cup involving Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, in that fans get to vote for what they want. The twist, however, is that they get to select players they want to see from all 16 clubs in DSTV Premiership included into four select squads, like the NBA All-Star Game.

Fans then select 26 players from each group, who will then be included in a team that will represent its respective region in a semifinal-to-final format, with a third/fourth place playoff contested by the losers of the semifinal matches.

@Sbizo said:

"DSTV Compact Cup is a serious mumble jumble. A soccer team is a scared group that must never be stripped down irrespective of any commerce. I don't think what is happening in RSA could happen at La Liga or EPL!"

@Thami_Mthimcool said:

"#DStvCompactCup is an exciting and dynamic competition, when would you have watched Dolly, Lorch and Gamaldien play together? Don’t listen to Sundowns fans."

@WSithagu said:

"No risk taken, ngathi it’s a league game. Come on. #DStvCompactCup"

@BonganiMnisi said:

"That cross from matlaba perfect Ok hand first touch from gamaldien equally so and the finish is exquisite #DStvCompactCup #Warriors"

@MathewsMpete said:

"Ruzaigh Gamildien's dance moves need my touch on the stage for some choreography classes."

@CozminoNtsomi said:

"Kaizer Chiefs must sign both du Preez and Gamildien."

Coastal United: Masuluke, Farmer, Fielies, Mcaba, Mdunyelwa, Sinkala, Makola, Nodada, Mashego, Makgopa, Du Preez

Warriors: Khune, Matlaba, Jele, Munyai, Ngcobo, Lorch, Blom, Mbhele, Dolly, Peprah, Gamildien.

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