IT was a double celebration for West Lake coach Lionel Terblanche on Sunday.
Just hours after the arrival of the latest addition to his family, West Lake won the Nafa Mala Moodaley KO Cup for only the second time in their history when they beat Bloom Callies 5-4 on penalties in a pulsating final.
Their last victory in the competition was in 1994.
The defeat in the final was a bitter pill to swallow for Callies after they lost the Premier league title to Glenville at the death last month.
Callies went into the break leading 1-0 after Shaniel Benn netted. With time running out and Callies looking set to pick up their second piece of silverware – they won the Nafa Easter Tournament – the West Lake coach made three tactical changes and it had an immediate impact on the game.
With 10 minutes remaining Callies conceded a penalty and Fazees Loggenberg made no mistake from the spot to force the match into extra time.
The match then went into the dreaded penalty shootout and West Lake keeper Davion Adams proved why he is the best in Nafa to give his team the coveted cup.
The victory was the cherry on the top for the club that is based in the impoverished Salt Lake area.
"The victory is not only for the club but for the area, where unemployment is at an all-time high," West Lake spokesman Eugene Fortuin said.
"It is an outstanding achievement considering that we were only promoted to the Premier League at the beginning of the season.
"Our coach Lionel Terblanche did an excellent job in his first year [as coach]. Last year he was the player-coach of the team that won promotion."
Earlier in the day Fairview Rovers beat Windvogel All Stars 2-0 to win the Second Division KO Cup while Blackpool beat Helenvale 3-0 in the Reserve League Cup final.
In the Women's League final Shatterprufe beat Bodene 1-0.