Don’t underestimate us, Galaxy warn Chiefs

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The biggest mistake Kaizer Chiefs could make is to treat them as underdogs, TS Galaxy skipper Ludwe Mpakumpaku says.The Mpumalanga-based side play Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs in the much-anticipated Nedbank Cup final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.“I believe we are the underdogs on paper even though we have made it to the final.“But Kaizer Chiefs will do well not to underestimate us,” Mpakumpaku said. “The fact that we are in the final means that we deserve to be there.“So we don’t really have that much pressure from anyone, unless we put ourselves under pressure.“We are an NFD team playing Kaizer Chiefs, who are one of the biggest teams in the country.“I believe whatever happens, our supporters will be proud of us.“We just need to make sure that we give Kaizer Chiefs a good run for their money, but we are in it to win as well.“We are not just there to add numbers.”Coach Dan “Dance” Malesela’s troops beat Absa Premiership side Golden Arrows 3-1 in extra-time to qualify for a maiden final in their first season in the NFD.This came just months after their owner, Tim Sukazi, bought the Cape Town City All Stars franchise in July 2018.Galaxy also recorded wins against Ajax Cape Town‚ Umvoti‚ Jomo Cosmos and Cape Umoya during their Nedbank Cup journey.“It’s been exciting times. I believe that everyone is looking forward to playing the final.“It’s huge and we are an NFD team so we are on the verge of putting our names in the history books,” the 25-yearold goalkeeper said.The players were given three days off to spend with their families after the NFD season closed two weeks ago.The former Chippa United player believes the three-day break was a great help for the players to readjust and put all their focus on the final.“I believe we stand a very good chance of winning it.“If you look at Kaizer Chiefs’ current run, they have not been convincing enough.“That’s a plus for us even though the final is a totally different ball game.“They will bring their A game but, at the end of the day, it’s 11 versus 11.“Whoever wants it most on the day will get it,” he said.
biggest mistake Kaizer Chiefs could make is to treat them as underdogs, TS Galaxy skipper Ludwe Mpakumpaku says.The Mpumalanga-based side play Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs in the much-anticipated Nedbank Cup final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.“I believe we are the underdogs on paper even though we have made it to the final.“But Kaizer Chiefs will do well not to underestimate us,” Mpakumpaku said. “The fact that we are in the final means that we deserve to be there.“So we don’t really have that much pressure from anyone, unless we put ourselves under pressure.“We are an NFD team playing Kaizer Chiefs, who are one of the biggest teams in the country.“I believe whatever happens, our supporters will be proud of us.“We just need to make sure that we give Kaizer Chiefs a good run for their money, but we are in it to win as well.“We are not just there to add numbers.”Coach Dan “Dance” Malesela’s troops beat Absa Premiership side Golden Arrows 3-1 in extra-time to qualify for a maiden final in their first season in the NFD.This came just months after their owner, Tim Sukazi, bought the Cape Town City All Stars franchise in July 2018.Galaxy also recorded wins against Ajax Cape Town‚ Umvoti‚ Jomo Cosmos and Cape Umoya during their Nedbank Cup journey.“It’s been exciting times. I believe that everyone is looking forward to playing the final.“It’s huge and we are an NFD team so we are on the verge of putting our names in the history books,” the 25-yearold goalkeeper said.The players were given three days off to spend with their families after the NFD season closed two weeks ago.The former Chippa United player believes the three-day break was a great help for the players to readjust and put all their focus on the final.“I believe we stand a very good chance of winning it.“If you look at Kaizer Chiefs’ current run, they have not been convincing enough.“That’s a plus for us even though the final is a totally different ball game.“They will bring their A game but, at the end of the day, it’s 11 versus 11.“Whoever wants it most on the day will get it,” he said.

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