Absa Premiership

Bobby Motaung praises Amakhosi supporters

2016-08-01 21:30
Bobby Motaung (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs Football Manager Bobby Motaung has heaped praises on the Amakhosi supporters, who showed up in numbers at the FNB Stadium for the sixth edition of the Carling Black Label Champions Cup clash against Orlando Pirates.

The Phefeni Glamour Boys claimed the off-season trophy following a 2-0 triumph over their arch-rivals courtesy of Eric Mathoho and debutant Lewis Macha.

It was the Amakhosi’s second Carling Black Label Champions Cup win since its inception in 2011.

Motaung admits that the fans made the encounter extra special with the energy they brought into the stadium.

"Team spirit, the game itself, the vibe from the supporters and the energy from the players were positive and once we get this energy again, we’ll go a long way," insisted Motaung.

"I think it was more about the players fitness on Saturday and celebrating the fans contribution because they chose the team to play.

"This Cup (Carling Black Label) gives them an opportunity to look forward to a good season and I think we have set a tone of what to come in the season

Motaung continued, "and they (the fans) also came to the party and made the game more interesting by creating a strong vibe in the stands.

"But for the team it was all about giving back and showing what’s coming in the season, it’s still early days and it was a warm up.

"But a derby is a derby, no friendly and it’s always a tough match especially when the fans are talking, telling us what they want and what to do and we gave the opportunity to them."

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