Mogorosi to torment Punch again in TKO Final

Joel Mogorosi to torment Punch Masenamela again in Telkom Knockout Final

Posted: 29 November 2012 Time: 03:19 pm

Joel Mogorosi's name should send chills down Punch Masenamela's spine, after the Bloemfontein Celtic winger tormented the Mamelodi Sundowns man in national colours earlier this year.

Mogorosi gave Masenamela a torrid time in a 2014 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Botswana in Gaborone in June, proving to be too hot for the left-back to handle, and the two will meet again in the Telkom Knockout Final on Saturday.

The Zebras midfielder is enjoying his best form in Celtic colours this season, and was the chief architect behind the club's victory against Orlando Pirates in the TKO quarter-final.

Mogorosi is looking forward to his first cup final appearance since moving to South Africa, and says he is not thinking about past battles.

"It's not about Punch Masenamela but Mamelodi Sundowns," Mogorosi insists. "This is a different level, club level, and I want to go out there on Saturday to do the best for Bloemfontein Celtic."

The winger also insists he is not thinking about records: "Like any player I am happy to play in a cup final. I am not interested to know if it is a big achievement to play in cup final for the first time in my career in the PSL however ... I am only focused on helping Celtic win the game because the club come first, then the players."

Phunya Sele Sele rested a few key players in their recent League match against Sundowns, and paid for it by losing 1-0. Clinton Larsen will undoubtedly field his strongest line-up for the Final, with Mogorosi starting on the right-wing.

The 28-year-old has got a reputation as a super-sub, after twice coming off the bench to decide matches, against Orlando Pirates and Free State Stars. But he says he does not agree with the label.

"Every player likes to be on the field," he says. "I don't consider myself as a super-sub as I have only sat on the bench twice, the rest of the time I started the game. But the mood is high in the camp and everyone is looking to a great cup final."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 03:24 pm
hahahahahaha....mfffm! Kick-off. Punch had a bad day!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 03:25 pm
Awuuuzweeeee......They know him in Orlando....The Botswana Kingpin......This pic brings back bad memories to all the Gorillas on this blog.....Pirates 3 Celtic 1(89min).....
Papa--Wash
posted: 03:25 pm
JA NEH!! Kick off editor hates sundowns< the whole week so far, they have been reporting only negative staff about sundowns, this is biased and this won't help celtic to avoid the FOURENSIC thats coming their way on Saturday night.
THAPELO
posted: 03:26 pm
Although i'm a khosi fan i wish Sundowns can win this one and Teko becomes man of the match.
MAMINZELA
posted: 03:26 pm
Bobby Motaung-Mathe appeared in Court today accompanied by his Husband Annanias who was clad in a Black and Yellow Kaizer Chiefs suit
Annanias also took a moment to greet a group of Chiefs supporters waving placards with the words RISE BOBBY RISE
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 03:26 pm
The people of Free State deserve this trophy........KUZONYIWA...
mrs Majoro (1st lady of Amakhosi)
posted: 03:29 pm
Editor did u have to mention Mogorosi's name, now the Chimps are depressed. Ayeyeye Punch!!!!
mrs Majoro (1st lady of Amakhosi)
posted: 03:29 pm
Editor did u have to mention Mogorosi's name, now the Chimps are depressed. Ayeyeye Punch!!!!
Born Khosi
posted: 03:29 pm
Shame... he is still recovering from the Botswana game...
MAMINZELA
posted: 03:29 pm
Punch the best Left back in SA left Chiefs with no BB Cap today he is top of them ALL including Mkhulu tsepo Masilela
chronic2001(the champ)
posted: 03:30 pm
agg mogorosi you are an average player,you don stand a chance against chris brown(punch).i am a motswana and i like this guy but i see south african media is tryig to destroy him,but we"ll see over the weekend
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 03:30 pm
This man was playing for The Mighty Chiefs, we won some cup game and he said He's happy with the 3 points. We got rid of him. At Chiefs when you do interviews you know that you are representing the brand as a whole. I get so excited when Tower uses his home language on interviews. He doesn't want to embarrass himself or put the brand KC in jeopardy.

Mogorosi must just give this man stress! SIWELE WELE WELEEELEE!
MAMINZELA
posted: 03:31 pm
Punch left Chiefs driving in a white tazz today he drives a blue X5
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 03:32 pm
Joel Mogorosi
Lennox Bacela
Lerato Manzini
Ruzaigh Gameldine

Players to watch on Saturday.......
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 03:36 pm
chronic2001(the champ)posted: 03:30 pm | Report

agg mogorosi you are an average player,you don stand a chance against chris brown(punch).i am a motswana and i like this guy but i see south african media is tryig to destroy him,but we"ll see over the weekend
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"agg mogorosi you are an average player"

Moneeb Josephs and Thabo Matlaba wont agree with the above statement.....The People in Botswana will be offended by this statement.........
Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 03:41 pm
Now there are two Zebras /the Macufe plastic ones/
now i know why CBL is much greater than Macufefe is bcoz there is no pirates assosiated with it.
Once there is pirates alwys big things
ChampMax
posted: 03:41 pm
The media will put unnecessary presure on this guy. yes whn i c him i frown a little, but not personal lyk im from a certain farm, where all kinds of animals are found. Joel was was doing his job and OPFC has been and it is still tormenting umbrella members the same way so y shud we hate t cause tats what we do the most.
S'javo
posted: 03:43 pm
I feel pity for punch cause this boy will be toying with him.
Ndips
posted: 03:47 pm
Shame Punch, surely this time around he will sort this boy, can even use Mahamootsa style
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 03:49 pm
Trebble Champion Sepoko posted: 03:41 pm | Report

yes whn i c him i frown a little,
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hahahahaha....tltltltl....LMAO....you are not the only one baba.....the rest of your crew do the same.
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