Kaizer Chiefs are into the Last 16 stage of the Nedbank Cup after seeing off a spirited Stellenbosch FC side at the Athlone stadium on Saturday evening. Immediately after the game Amakhosi website caught up with the team to get their thoughts on the tie and prospects of progressing further in the Ke Yona Cup.
Lucky Baloyi on his Man of the Match performance:
“I am just happy to have been given the opportunity by the technical team to play and contribute towards the teams success. The award is great and I have to thank my teammates for helping me achieve this feat.”
Steve Komphela on the six changes:
“What Lucky [Baloyi] did – congratulations to him – is what ‘Mido’ [George Maluleka] had been doing before. Brilliant [Khuzwayo] as well, all the changes.
“What we’re trying to achieve is that any player at Chiefs, at any given time if called upon, must do the job and that’s that. We’re delighted with the victory.”
Steve Komphela on the team taking their foot off the paddle:
“3-0 – I thought we played well. We got the result but there were also areas where I thought we should be more professional,” he added.
“You don’t want to lose the ball cheaply, you want to respect the game and play in a positive manner. At some stage I found some areas where we let loose.
“One thing you must know: football is culture and tradition – it defines you as society, and this [show of skill and flair] is what South Africans enjoy in football.
Gustavo Paez on his first goal
“I am happy to score my first goal, we had to fight to win this match and I am happy for my progress in the team and mostly for the team to win.”
“I hope this will be the start of more goals to come.
Paez on the Nedbank Cup
“We want to win this cup and that’s what made us fight tonight. ”
“The wind made it difficult to control the ball but are happy we won and are in the next stage”
Siphiwe Tshabalala on his 50th Goal
“It’s a big milestone and I’m happy. I feel grateful to be part of the legacy of Chiefs because it means a lot and that’s why I’m here playing for Chiefs. I thank everybody involved in this achievement.