Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Siphiwe Tshabalala reveals
that winning the Telkon Knockout would be the perfect birthday present for club
chairman, Kaizer Motaung.
Motaung celebrated his 71st birthday on October 11 and
Tshabalala wants to defeat Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout final on
There are only three games left to play this year, two for
the league (away against Maritzburg United, November 21 and home away from home
against Bidvest Wits, December 19) and the
“All three are important,” stresses Shabba on the Kaizer Chiefs website.
“Points are at stake for the league. We want to finish 2015
on a high, getting into the Top 3 on the Absa Premiership log.”
The Chiefs captain celebrated his 25th PSL Derby in the
recent Telkom Knockout semi-final win over Orlando Pirates.
“I already had the record of the number of Soweto Derbies
played, but to have extended this even further is a great honour.”
“It helped, of course, that we won, reaching the Telkom
Knockout final. To have reached another final is special. We showed character.”
About the upcoming final, Tshabalala says: “We missed out on
the MTN8. We want to lift the Telkom Knockout trophy and if we show our usual
work ethic and play as a unit, we can do it. We still owe the Chairman a
The Amakhosi captain is having a fine season, having already
scored twice and provided eight assists in league and Cup games.
Chiefs are at present in fifth position on the Absa
Premiership with 17 points from 10 matches.
The last clash this year will take place in Cape Town