South-Africa

Ekstein credits extra training for impressive form

2018-04-20 14:25
Hendrick Ekstein (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Hendrick Ekstein says he often does extra training with assistant coach Patrick Mabedi as he wants to add more Man-of-the-Match awards to his trophy cabinet.

The 27-year-old was the hero last weekend as he scored the winning goal against Platinum Stars to ensure Amakhosi got back to winning ways, following a defeat to Chippa United.

Reflcting on his recent performances, Ekstein said: "I put in extra work at training to help improve my finishing, usually with our assistant coach, Patrick Mabedi. 

"I always see the (Man of the Match) trophies when entering the room at home. Seeing those trophies motivates me to work harder and win even more." 

In addition, Ekstein is expected to feature when the Glamour Boys face Free State Stars in their Nedbank Cup on semi-final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

Speaking about the game, he added: "It won't be easy, but we will work hard to progress to the final. It’s our aim to win the Nedbank Cup. They are a tough team to play against. 

"We only beat them recently thanks to a late goal in the 94th minute. It promises to be a competitive match, but we will be ready."

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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