Cape Town - Former Mamelodi Sundowns star
Thando Mngomeni says his current club Magic FC must not be distracted by
playing against Kaizer Chiefs in a Nedbank Cup tie.
The ABC Motsepe outfit from Cape Town are set to take on Chiefs in a
last-16 encounter at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Nonetheless, Mngomeni, who last played in the Absa Premiership in 2013
with Bidvest Wits, takes the view that his team-mates must forget that
they are playing the Glamour Boys and focus on the game.
He said: "Playing against Chiefs is always a special occasion and the
players have been made aware of the situation and how they must handle
"I know that some of the players are Chiefs fans but on the day they
must forget about that and think about Magic FC and themselves.
"Whatever happens‚ we will be proud of ourselves and our achievement
and return our focus on the league where we are fighting for promotion.
"Obviously I will not be the same as I was a few years ago but the determination and skills are still there.
"I have matured over the years as a human being and it is the same
with my football even though I am playing in a lower division.
"My decision-making is much better and that rubs off on the younger players in the team who look up to me for guidance."
Kick-off is at 15:00.