KwaDukuza United feel relaxed ahead of their Nedbank Cup last 16 clash.
ABC Motsepe League giant killers KwaDukuza United have sent a warning to Nedbank Cup defending champions SuperSport United ahead of their quarterfinal clash on Tuesday.
Team manager Vela Ngubane said Matsatsantsa should brace themselves for a tough battle.
This comes after they knocked out Premier Soccer League side Ajax Cape Town on March 11.
“We want to show them that our win over Ajax was no fluke by doing the same to SuperSport,” said Ngubane.
“The pressure is on them – we are just going to enjoy ourselves because we have nothing to lose. But we are not scared of them.”
Matsatsantsa will visit the KwaZulu-Natal side on Tuesday evening at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium for this Nedbank Cup last 16 encounter.
Ngubane said they have achieved a lot this year after they bought their status on the league from Natal United and relocated from Msinga to Kwadukuza.
After their 2-1 league win over Maritzburg City on March 29, Kwadukuza coach Thami Ngubane, the team manager’s cousin, told City Press: “It is our first season in the ABC Motsepe League...we have beaten Ajax in this cup and we are among the top teams in the league.”
KwaDukuza will once again pin their hopes on striker Lungelo Zondi, who joined the team from National First Division (NFD) side Real Kings FC in January. Zondi scored the crucial goal when they beat Ajax last month.
“We have a lot of experienced players from the NFD, and they are all doing well. Lungelo is one of them and he has already scored a number of goals. This is our chance to market ourselves as a team,” the coach said.
For Matsatsantsa, this is their second visit to the province this year after they defeated Royal Eagles 2-1 in the opening round.