Absa Premiership

Phala to still reach his peak

2014-12-12 14:11
Thuso Phala (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United forward, Thuso Phala, said he had absolutely no qualms about playing against Polokwane City on Saturday, despite the Limpopo-based club breaking into the top half of the Premiership standings last week.

READ: SuperSport to face Q2 winners

Matsatsantsa have flattered to deceive this season, having collected just four of a possible fifteen points during their last five matches.

In between all of that, they have managed to lift the Telkom Knockout title but the reality is that, ahead of this weekend’s fixture, Polokwane City are actually the favourites. Rise and Shine have won four of their last five Premiership matches, with the only blemish being the 0-0 draw against table-topping Kaizer Chiefs.

Under Kosta Papic, Polokwane City are no longer a team to be trifled with but Phala is not at all perturbed by that.

"Polokwane City is a good team and they proved that by winning the Q2 which included teams like Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns," said Phala.

"That on its own says a lot about them. I am sure they will be aiming to get the three points, but that is unlikely to happen," added the Matsatsantsa star, who thinks that home advantage will count for a considerable amount this week.

"We need to make sure that we use the home ground advantage when we take on this side on Saturday."

Team aspirations aside, Phala thinks the match will provide the ideal opportunity for him to re-ignite his career and hopefully win over the favour of national selectors once again.

"I have not been at my peak and that is why I was not featured in the recent Bafana squads.

What is important is that I use the matches that we have to make sure that my efforts are seen by the national coach and my club benefits as well," added Phala.

Kick-off is at 18:00 on Saturday, December 13.

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