Paulse: Chiefs are a big team

2015-08-31 13:02
Nathan Paulse (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town striker Nathan Paulse is anticipating an enthralling MTN8 final against defending champions Kaizer Chiefs.

The Urban Warriors edged 10-men Bidvest Wits 1-0 in the semi-final second-leg at the Bidvest Stadium on Sunday afternoon courtesy of Paulse's penalty, which sealed a 2-1 aggregate success.

Chiefs, meanwhile, saw off Bloemfontein Celtic by the same score-line, both on the day and on aggregate, and Paulse is now hopeful they can go one better than last season, where they lost to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup final.

"A final is a once-off affair; it's about who can hold their nerve. Everyone knows when you play Chiefs, they are a big team, they come with a full crowd," Paulse told KickOff.

"We are just happy to be there and enjoy the occasion. It is another final we have reached in the space of two or three months, so we are happy.

"I wouldn't say I had a cracker of a game, I should have scored four or five. But look, we are through to the final at the end of the day.

"It was a tough game. It is always tough against ten men, especially against a team like Wits. They are experienced, they know how to keep the ball."

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  psl  |  nathan paulse  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.