Absa Premiership

Paulse not bothered by Chiefs' Cup pedigree

2015-09-03 09:20
Nathan Paulse (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Nathan Paulse played an instrumental part in getting Ajax Cape Town into the MTN8 final, putting in a wonderful performance after missing most of the team’s pre-season through an injury concern.

Paulse made a full recovery from a quad injury which kept him out for most of pre-season and restricted him from playing any matches and training only in the gym.

His first taste of the 2015/16 PSL season came when he was introduced as a substitute in the Urban Warriors’ 3-1 win over Maritzburg United and marked his return with a powerful header goal.

In Ajax’s crucial second leg MTN8 semi-finals victory away to Wits, which the Urban Warriors won 0-1, Paulse converted a penalty past long-time friend Moeneeb Josephs, after a foul on Toriq Losper in the Wits penalty area.

“Firstly, my preparation to play the full 90 minutes was less than ideal because of the day before the game," the striker said on the club's website.

"I struggled with a sinus attack the evening before the game and hardly slept. Then I was expecting to play bit part in the game from the bench due to my fitness level, but I was happy when I was told that I would be starting.

“It felt good playing a full game and obviously I lacked some sharpness, my concentration went a bit in the second half.

"I could’ve had three or four goals, but the positives I took is getting myself into those positions, also helping the team get into another final within three months felt great,” commented Paulse.

The Urban Warriors are now set to face 2014/15 Absa Premiership champions on Saturday, September 19.

“With regards to facing Kaizer Chiefs in the final, it’s another chance for us to write our own history.

"Chiefs’ cup pedigree is well documented, but that’s for the historians. We are excited and look forward to enjoying the occasion.

"Few footballers get to experience the cup final buzz so we are going there to enjoy that feeling again, leave it all out there and hopefully bring back the cup,” concluded Paulse.

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  mtn8 final  |  psl  |  nathan paulse  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.