Dylan O'Brien of Free State during the match between KwaZulu Natal (G) and Free State (B) at the SAB U21 National Championships being held at the Montshiwa Stadium on the 18 July 2014
Friday Jul 18, 2014. 12:52
Free State head coach Litre Mokitlane praised Dylan O'Brien and Tshepo Mokhabi following their emphatic 5-1 win over KwaZulu Natal in the first semi-final of the SAB Under-21 Championship in Mafikeng on Friday morning.
The pair scored a brace apiece as the Free State booked their place in the final of this years tournament.
Free State will play either hosts North West or defending champions the Western Cape in the final on Sunday.
O'Brien and Mokhabi scored on either side of the break as the Free State exacted revenge on KZN, KZN beat them 2-1 on the opening day of the tournament.
"Both of them are marvelous to watch, 'Lefty' [Mokhabi] was very very effective today, he played as a right wing and produced the goods today," said Mokitlane
"Those young boys have worked very hard and were determined to do the job, they were listening to the instructions and played to their strengthens, that is how we won this game."
O'Brien's brace subsequently moved him to the top of the scoring charts, he has netted five times in five games thus far.