Port Elizabeth - Debutant Diamond Thopola was a happy camper
after helping Chippa United secure a goalless draw against Kaizer Chiefs in their
opening league match on Sunday.
The defender’s outstanding performance earned him the
“I’m very delighted, I just want to thank God for the
opportunity and I would also like to thank Chippa Mpengesi for giving me the
chance to play for his team and coach Roger (Sikhakhane) as well,” Thopola
“It was a tough match, especially when we got a red card, it
kind of put us on a back foot, but we managed to keep our cool and maintained
shape at the back.”
The former Thanda Royal Zulu captain, who signed for Chippa
in the off- season, said he was happy with the point they got against the
“I’m happy with the draw,” said the defender.
“Throughout the pre-season we have been working on our
movement, shifting together as a unit, defending together as a unit. I think it
worked for us today,” he said.