The Pretoria club made sure that neither Orlando Pirates nor Kaizer Chiefs won a trophy this season.
Former Kaizer Chiefs coach, now just a few months into his job at SuperSport United, has already picked up a trophy, after collecting them regularly at Amakhosi.
His side dominated affairs in the Cup final at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday. Dove Wome made an immediate impact, as Brighton Mhlongo saved from him early.
After 12 minutes Luvuyo Memela gave Bucs the lead, as Tendai Ndoro made it happen again in this tournament.
United bounced back immediately as Michael Boxall setup Jeremy Brockie with a cross that left the New Zealander an easy header to equalize.
Pirates were stunned and Bradley Grobler rubbed the salt in when a rebound from Mhlongo , due to a Thabo Rakhale mistake, resulted in the United man giving them the lead on 28 minutes.
Michael Morton’s pressure then forced them further into making another mistake, as Boxall then turned finisher. United went into half-time 3-1 up.
Clayton Daniels gave Bucs hope early in the second half with a needless own goal, from a Memela cross on 53 minutes. With 40 minutes to go there was enough time for Pirates to get back in it.
Step up substitute goalkeeper Boalefa Pule who made a number of good saves to keep the lead, including a one-handed save from Matlaba seven minutes from the end.
Gabuza had the goal at his mercy late on, but couldn’t place his header on target, and United did well to hold on with seven minutes of injury time.