Gaxa: Chiefs were motivated

2015-08-31 11:45
Siboniso Gaxa (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs defender Siboniso Gaxa says his team-mates were motivated to win at all costs and showed character against Bloemfontein Celtic in order to have the chance to defend their MTN8 title in the final.

Chiefs eliminated Celtic from this years’ Wafa-Wafa competition after walking away 1-0 victorious in the semi-final second leg, to end the tie 2-1 on aggregate, at the FNB stadium on Saturday, August 29.

A George Lebese strike on the stroke of half-time was the difference between the two sides on the night, despite Phunya Sele Sele dominating the entire second-half.

Gaxa, 31, was chuffed with his team’s triumph as he cited that the best team won the game after competing for a place in the final on September 19.

“I am very happy because we managed to win the game," said Gaxa.

“I’m happy for the boys, the fans and again for my entire family.

“We fought really hard tonight [Saturday] and we didn’t concede a goal fortunately, we won the game 1-0.

“So we are very grateful as a team to advance to the final of the MTN8 once again.

“The whole team was motivated from the start of the game and we kept our discipline throughout which is why we managed to win.

“We tried harder, playing against a very good team, they [Celtic] also fought hard as well but the best team won on the night.

“We have shown the fighting spirit from the first whistle until the end.”

Chiefs will meet Ajax Cape Town in the battle for an R8m grand prize.

The venue for the final is yet to be announced.


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