Chippa's Ngubane not taking Highlands lightly ahead of TKO clash

2016-10-20 15:56
Siyabonga Ngubane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United midfielder Siyabonga Ngubane says the Chilli Boys are fully focused on the task at hand as they prepare to face Highlands Park in the Telkom Knockout on Friday.

The Mamelodi Sundowns academy graduate joined the Port Elizabeth-based outfit on a free transfer in July after parting ways with Cape Town City, and made his debut for Dan Malesela's side in a 1-0 defeat to Golden Arrows at the weekend.

He'll be aiming to be involved once again in Friday's cup clash at Makhulong Stadium.

"I am already focused though on the next game against Highlands Park. I'm sure it is the same for everyone at the club," Ngubane told the club's website.

"Highlands Park will be a different ball game. Cup games are different, but we must focus on our preparations."

The former AmaTuks man has been maintaining his fitness under Malesela by featuring in a number of friendly games, however the 27-year-old knows that the tie against the Lions of the North will be a different ball game.

"I was delighted to get an opportunity to play. Training, friendly games and official matches are different. The intensity is not the same as it showed in the second half.

"I came here to continue with my development as a player and I think I am on the right track," he continued.

Chippa lost their most recent league encounter 1-0 against Golden Arrows, and Ngubane is hoping to help his team get back to winning ways, in addition to revealing the team's objective for the season.

"Hopefully we can put the disappointment of losing the game against Arrows behind and focus on the next game.

"Our objectives going to this game remain the same; to compete for every trophy on offer and fight for the badge," he concluded.

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