Elizabeth - Ahead of their MTN8 Final clash against Ajax Cape Town this weekend,
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane says the Phefeni Glamour Boys
will be all out to defend their crown at all costs.
and the Urban Warriors will square-off for R8m grand prize at the Nelson
Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
the final, Chiefs defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 on aggregate after a two
legged semi-final encounter while the Mother City based outfit eliminated
Bidvest Wits with the same aggregate respectively.
believes that the Amakhosi have all the capabilities to return their trophy
back to Naturena after the final whistle.
“For us as a
team it’s an honour to be playing in the final again," said Letsholonyane.
“We are all
excited about it and we are looking forward to it.
“As we know
that that we are the defending champions, it is our primary goal to go out
there and defend it and I know we have what it takes.
worked so hard to be where we are in this competition today.”
champions managed to finish the Wafa-Wafa tournament without conceding a single
goal last season and they have already conceded four goals so far in the
However, Letsholonyane says that it is because most regular
players in the heart of their defence last season such as Tefu Mashemaite are
no longer with the team and their newly recruited players are still settling in
at the club.
change; this is football we are talking about.
obviously have new players in the team and they are still gelling in the team.
“All of them
are playing great but we are a bit worried because we are conceding goals and
we didn’t do that last season.
“But if you
check, most players who were with us last season and played regularly are gone.
“And now we
are still trying out the new combinations but we’ll get there.”
anticipated clash is set to commence at 15:00.