Absa Premiership

Mdaki wants to keep momentum going

2016-10-11 16:01
Xolani Mdaki (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Xolani Mdaki says that Chippa United are looking to maintain their winning form in their next Premiership encounter against Golden Arrows.

The Port Elizabeth-based outfit are in sixth position on the latest standings, having collected seven points from their opening three encounters, with a 4-1 drubbing of newcomers Baroka FC last time out.

The international break provided Dan Malesela with the perfect opportunity to try out some new combinations, with Mdaki being tested in a midfield role in a friendly against Cape Town All Stars.

The midfielder spoke on making his debut for the Chilli Boys in the MTN8 semi-final loss against Mamelodi Sundowns, in addition to reserving special praise for captain Thamsanqa Sangweni.

"It is important for us to keep the momentum going when we visit Golden Arrows this coming weekend," he told the club's official website.

"We played them during pre-season, and they can be dangerous. One has to look at how well they have done thus far, we cannot afford to take them lightly,

"The preparations for the game have been going well. We got to play a competitive friendly against this past weekend, and should be ready come Saturday.

"It was a special moment for me, and I am grateful to the Technical Team as well as my teammates for the support.It was unfortunate that we lost on the day but we learned a lot as the team and we can only get better.

"I am learning a lot from the likes of Thami Sangweni whom I rate highly as one of the best locally in the holding role," he said.

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