AmaZulu defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 5-4 on penalties to clinch the Uthungulu Mayoral Cup on Saturday.
Pitso Mosimane handed starts to trialist Giulio Giuricich, academy player Roscoe McKenzi, while Bryce Moon and Ejike Uzienyi were also handed starting berths.
Steve Barker's side broke the deadlock after the 30-minute mark thanks to a goal from Zambian forward. Bornwell Mwape.
The Brazilians managed to level matters late in the second half courtesy of a strike from South African U19 international, Keletso Makgalwa.
There was no extra-time, as the match went straight to a penalty shoot-out, where Usuthu were composed enough to triumph 5-4 and clinch the inaugural Uthungulu Mayoral Cup.
Sundowns will also be in action Sunday, when they take on the Nedbank Ke Yona team at the Lucas Moripe Stadium at 15h00.