Gremio's Tyroane Sandows wins Brazilian Cup
Posted: 8 December 2016 Time: 08:17
South African junior international Tyroane Sandows has picked up his first piece of silverware after Brazilian Serie A side Gremio won the Brazilian Cup on Wednesday.
Gremio played to a 1-1 draw with Atletico Mineiro in the second leg of the final, winning the trophy 4-1 on aggregate and claiming a first national trophy since they won the same competition in 2001.
Sandows did not make it off the bench in either leg of the decider, but will earn a winners’ medal as part of the match-day squad.
The 21-year-old forward, who has not yet been called up for Bafana Bafana despite playing in one of the top leagues in the world, is having his breakthrough year at Gremio with four substitute appearances so far in the star-studded side.
Gremio has produced some of Brazil’s greatest players in the past, including ball-wizard Ronaldinho. They have current Brazil internationals Marcelo Grohe, Pedro Geromel, Walace and Luan in their squad.