South Africa advanced to win the Special Olympics trophy [Unity Cup] after edging out Kenya 3-1 on penalties in the semifinals of the event.
The hosts beat their fellow finalists Tanzania 3-2 to lift the inaugural cup to be declared winners of the three days tournament at the Phokeng, Royal Bafokeng Nation where the even took place.
Kenya missed out on a podium finish after losing by a heavy 0-4 to Ivory Coast in a thrilling encounter preceding the finals.
Coach Vince Ombiji however blamed it on a lengthy injury list they carried from their previous semifinal game against South Africa where they lost three key players.
-We lost key players in the match against South Africa and therefore our team against Ivory Coast was weakened, said Ombiji.
The team will return on Sunday 7th October 2012.