ALLthe Selati Cup action will come to a thrilling close this Sunday when tournament favourites Naas Academy will face underdogs Boschfontein FC in the final showdown at the newly revamped KaMhlushwa Stadium.
Naas Academy booked themselves a place in the finals after defeating the stubborn
Steenbok Classic by 3 -2 on penalties, after they had played to a goalless draw during regulation time on Saturday.
And after a well derserved 1-1 victory over Shongwe Chiefs, Boschfontein FC received their ticket to the final derby.
Naas Academy coach Thokozani Mkhatshwa spoke on their win after their win against Steenbok Classic, “Given the fact that this is our first time participating in this tournament with this team, it’s a huge achievement. My boys have shown great fighting spirit since the campaign began in March. I honestly didn’t believe we would make it this far, but something told me to keep on fighting, to never give up and these are the results.”
Elaborating on how they were preparing for the finals, Mkhatshwa said “We are going to be playing against a very dominant and powerful team and just the thought of it makes me shiver. However, we are going to throw everything we have at them until we get what we want, which is to lift this trophy in front of our supporters. It’s not going to be easy, but I believe we have what it takes to overcome the obstacle ahead of us this Sunday.”
Boschfontein FC manager, Maphike Mkhari promises a clash of the likes never seen before in the history of the Selati Cup. “We have been closely watching Naas Academy and we understand their style of play and we have measures in place to counter that.
We are going to give it our all. We will fight till the end. We want to show and prove that we didn’t get here by chance or luck, but through talent and hard work,” he said.
Kenneth Phiri the Local Organizing Committee secretary said they are expecting a record crowd for the clash on Sunday and advised supporters to be there as early as possible to secure their place.
He has also advised supporters against consuming alcohol within the vicinity of the stadium. “This is to ensure that both our players and soccer supporters are safe and behave with good sportsmanship and help promote football.”
The final kick-off is at 3pm and it remain to be seen as to which club will be crowned the 2018 Selati Cup champs come Sunday pm.