TWO-time defending Metropolitan SASFA U-16 Cup champions, Rosina Sedibane from Gauteng, will have the chance to record a remarkable hat-trick of titles when they face Western Cape representatives, Robinvale High in Saturday’s final at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, Durban. Rosina Sedibane proved too strong for the other Western Cape side, Steenberg, running out 2-0 winners, courtesy of a goal in each half from striker Zama Rambuwane. In the other semifinal, Reagan Visagie’s excellent first half strike was enough to see Robinvale through to their first final, despite a late rally from Pangalele Secondary (Eastern Cape). “Congratulations to the two finalists, you deserve to be there,” said SASFA president, Mandla ‘Shoes’ Mazibuko. “We encourage the people of Durban to turn out in their numbers tomorrow to see the two best school teams in the country pit their skills against each other for the chance to represent South Africa at the International Soccer Federation Schools World Championships, which will be hosted in France in April 2013.” “Given the difficult circumstances, the players have shown tremendous maturity and fortitude to continue to give of their best as a sign of honour and respect for their fallen fellow footballer,” said Metropolitan sponsorship manager, Jennifer Padayachee. “We anticipate an exciting, entertaining and closely contested match between two teams that deserve their place in the final.” Earlier in the day, three of the four quarterfinals were settled by penalties, demonstrating tight, competitive nature that has epitomised the tournament so far. Rosina Sedibane accounted for Siyahlomula by a goal to nil in the only match to be decided in regulation time. Steenberg caused a minor upset by eliminating Gauteng provincial champions, Johannesburg SS 5-4 on penalties, following a 1-1 draw. Robinvale prevailed 4-3 over Harmony in their shootout, after they finished deadlocked at a goal apiece, while Pangalele beat Tikhontele 4-2 on penalties, after their encounter also ended 1-1. The tournament reaches its finale on Saturday at 11h00, with matches to determine overall finishing positions, followed by a ‘legends’ match and musical entertainment. The 3/4th place play-off between Steenberg and Pangalele gets under way at 5pm, with the grand final kicking off at 6pm.