Kaizer Chiefs Football Manager Bobby Motaung has heaped praises on the
Amakhosi supporters, who showed up in numbers at the FNB Stadium for
the sixth edition of the Carling Black Label Champions Cup clash against Orlando
Glamour Boys claimed the off-season trophy following a 2-0 triumph over
their arch-rivals courtesy of Eric Mathoho and debutant Lewis Macha.
It was the
Amakhosi’s second Carling Black Label Champions Cup win since its inception in 2011.
Motaung admits that the fans made the encounter extra special with the energy they brought into the stadium.
spirit, the game itself, the vibe from the supporters and the energy from the
players were positive and once we
get this energy again, we’ll go a long way," insisted Motaung.
"I think it was more about the
players fitness on Saturday and celebrating the fans contribution because they
chose the team to play.
(Carling Black Label) gives them an opportunity to look forward to a good season
and I think we have set a tone of what to come in the season
Motaung continued, "and they (the fans) also came to the party and made the game more interesting by creating a strong
vibe in the stands.
"But for the
team it was all about giving back and showing what’s coming in the season, it’s
still early days and it was a warm up.
"But a derby
is a derby, no friendly and it’s always a tough match especially when the fans
are talking, telling us what they want and what to do and we gave the
opportunity to them."