Clinton Larsen taking no chances against Tshakhuma

Chippa coach targets Nedbank Cup quarterfinals

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Chippa United coach Clinton Larsen will field his strongest possible team against tricky Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila when the sides face off in a Nedbank Cup last 16 fixture at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday (3pm).
The Port Elizabeth based professional soccer side booked themselves a spot in the last 16 of the Nedbank competition after beating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 in the last 32 round.
Larsen said he had been keeping a very close eye on the Limpopo side as he did not what to be caught off guard on match day. He has already identified players to look out for.
“In terms of the approach to the game we are putting out a very strong team,” Larsen said.
“I think we have been consistent in terms of our selection. There are a few guys who are finding their match fitness and are getting there. “But we are really putting out a very strong team to make sure that we take this game seriously and try and get to the quarter-finals.
“This weekend we are playing against a very tricky opponent in TTM. We watched them against Polokwane and we saw how they upset them in the last 32 round.
“They have a few experienced players in their team like Edward Manqele and Carlington Nyadombo just to name a few. It’s a team that plays good possession with quick breaks.”
Larsen said he had a good idea of what to expect from their opponents on Saturday but that cup competitions always produce a twist.
The coach said he had seen many upset’s in the competition in the past so his troops had to be ready for what their opponent’s will throw at them.
“But most importantly, we need to impose ourselves on this team. Being a home game for us we really need to show our qualities and make sure that we get over the line.
“We have a huge opportunity in front of us to get to the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup. That momentum that we are trying to build we are trying to maintain this unbeaten run for as long as we can.
The Port Elizabeth based professional soccer side booked themselves a spot in the last 16 of the Nedbank competition after beating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 in the last 32 round.
“It’s four games now and we want to continue this streak in both the league and the cup. We are really looking forward to the game. We are going to show our opponents the respect they deserve for reaching the last 16 and try to get the positive result.”
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