Cape Town - SuperSport United forward, Thuso Phala, said he
had absolutely no qualms about playing against Polokwane City on Saturday, despite
the Limpopo-based club breaking into the top half of the Premiership standings
READ: SuperSport to face Q2 winners
Matsatsantsa have flattered to deceive this season, having
collected just four of a possible fifteen points during their last five
In between all of that, they have managed to lift the Telkom
Knockout title but the reality is that, ahead of this weekend’s fixture,
Polokwane City are actually the favourites. Rise and Shine have won four of
their last five Premiership matches, with the only blemish being the 0-0 draw
against table-topping Kaizer Chiefs.
Under Kosta Papic, Polokwane City are no longer a team to be
trifled with but Phala is not at all perturbed by that.
"Polokwane City is a good team and they proved that by
winning the Q2 which included teams like Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi
Sundowns," said Phala.
"That on its own says a lot about them. I am sure they
will be aiming to get the three points, but that is unlikely to happen,"
added the Matsatsantsa star, who thinks that home advantage will count for a
considerable amount this week.
"We need to make sure that we use the home ground
advantage when we take on this side on Saturday."
Team aspirations aside, Phala thinks the match will provide
the ideal opportunity for him to re-ignite his career and hopefully win over
the favour of national selectors once again.
"I have not been at my peak and that is why I was not
featured in the recent Bafana squads.
What is important is that I use the matches that we have to
make sure that my efforts are seen by the national coach and my club benefits
as well," added Phala.
Kick-off is at 18:00 on Saturday, December 13.