Free State SAFA Second Division side Maluti FET College won through to the Last 32 of the Nedbank Cup after a play-off victory over North West qualifiers Moretele Gunners FC.
They needed extra-time to do it, but eventually ran out 2-1 winners to book a second visit to this stage of the Nedbank Cup competition.
Maluti FET College also reached the Last 32 of the tournament in 2009, losing 2-1 to then National First Division side Winners Park.
The club was formed in 2008 when the Maluti Further Education and Training (FET) College purchased the Vodacom League franchise from Mathata Take Me Cool.
The Class of 2013 is coached by young up-and-coming coach Morena Ramoreboli, who was previously an assistant coach at NFD side African Warriors.
He has brought a couple of players from that club with him to add experience to what is otherwise a very young and inexperienced group for Maluti FET College.
“We are so happy to have reached this stage of the Nedbank Cup to give our boys the exposure they deserve,” Ramoreboli says. “We have a lot of talent here and the experience of playing in the Nedbank Cup will be invaluable for them. We have worked very hard to get to this stage and we believe we will be competitive in the Last 32.”
The team plays its home games at the Charles Mopeli Stadium in QwaQwa, with a predominantly white and royal blue strip. Their away matches see a reverse, with royal blue dominating and a white trim.
The Maluti FET College has a number of campuses around the Free State, including Bethlehem, Bonamelo, Harrismith, Itemoheleng, Kwetlisong and Sefikeng.
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