Ramahlwe Mphahlele scored a phenomenal goal to help Kaizer Chiefs go past SuperSport United to reach the Telkom Knockout semi-finals. The games, however, come thick and fast at present, as on Wednesday already awaits a league fixture against Black Leopards. “We have to keep fighting,” says the right-back about that encounter.
About Sunday’s beauty, Mphahlele comments: “I was definitely going for the goal. I tried the same shot a bit earlier in the game as well, but the ball was deflected via an opponent for a corner. I connected really well with the ball and I immediately felt confident that it would hit the back of the net.”
The goal came at the right moment, because Willard Katsande had just hit the crossbar from the penalty spot. “We knew that we needed to win,” the 28-year-old reflects. “I took the shot on purpose, but it was also a bit a moment of madness. It all worked out beautifully.”
About Wednesday’s opponent, Leopards, Mphahlele says: “They like to play and won’t sit back, parking the bus. They also have in Joel Masuthu a good coach. It promises to be an exciting game to watch.”
Chiefs are presently in seventh position on the Absa Premiership log with 14 points from 11 games, while Leopards are in 12th spot on nine points from nine matches.
“We must bring the same fighting spirit to this clash as we did against SuperSport on Sunday,” Mphahlele concludes. “We must get stuck in.”
Amakhosi and Lidoda Duvha will face each other at FNB Stadium on Wednesday, 7 November 2018. Kick-off is at 19:30.
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