Absa Premiership

Norodien: No MTN8 final fears

2015-09-17 13:44
Riyaad Norodien (Supplied)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town winger Riyaad Norodien remains adamant the Urban Warriors will not suffer the same fate that befell them in last season's Nedbank Cup final.

The Mother City giants were defeated in a penalty shootout by Mamelodi Sundowns in the last game of 2015, but five months later have a shot at redemption as they face Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 final.

And while the memory of their Ke Yona shortcoming may still hang in the memory, 20-year-old midfielder Norodien says the team do not dread the possibility of again going to spot-kicks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon

"I don't think the players are thinking too much about that. We always say that we don't want to go to penalties as we're a team that want to play and win it in 90 minutes," Norodien told KickOff.

"If it goes to extra-time and penalties, we would be there... it won't stop the guys; everyone is human and you do miss - some of the biggest names like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo miss in important games for their clubs and countries.

"I think you should never stop what you can do, so I don't think the players are thinking too much about the Nedbank - it's gone, we lost but now we want to focus on winning the MTN8 final."

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