The Bafana Bafana keeper was speaking at the Johannesburg Stadium earlier today and despite Bucs’ 2-1 loss to Maritzburg United, the Capetonian was in high spirits.
“I’m really looking forward to the Derby. The results of the previous games don’t matter now. Winning this game will make our supporters very happy and it is important that we do it, because we haven’t been doing well,” Josephs says.
‘Slim Kat’ is fighting for Bafana’s number one jersey with Itumeleng Khune and with both keepers expected to start on Saturday it could be an opportunity for both players to prove once and for all who should be Bafana’s number one. However, Josephs says he’s got nothing to prove, especially to Khune.
“The national team coach (Carlos Alberto Parreira) will decide his number one, because he is the coach, but I have nothing to prove to Khune or anyone and all I need to do is play my part for Pirates and we will see what happens after that,” he says. “I want to win this game and I’m sure that’s what Khune really wants, but we are going to make sure Bucs win on the day,” he says.
“I have many friends at Chiefs and I can tell you there is no bad blood between us and Amakhosi players. Most of us are friends, but when we walk into that field we are not going to be friends anymore until the end of the game,” Josephs adds.