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Matsi: We want to redeem ourselves

Posted: 16 March 2015 Time: 19:18

University of Pretoria’s Mpho Matsi believes their Last 16 Nedbank Cup match against Bidvest Wits on Tuesday is an opportunity to redeem themselves.

The midfielder said their two back-to-back losses to SuperSport United and Bloemfontein Celtic were a rude awakening for his side. However, he added that they enjoyed themselves against rivals Matsantsantsa in their 2-0 loss last weekend.

Both sides will battle it out for a last-eight spot of the Ke Yona Cup on Tuesday night in Braamfontein.

The Mamelodi-born player said his side will look to capitalise on the Clever Boys’ poor run of form, but knows it will not be an easy match.

“This is going to be a tough match, but we see it as a confidence booster after losing two matches in a row,” said Matsi.

“We’re fortunate we’re still in the Nedbank and we must grab this chance with both hands to stun Wits in their own backyard and go all the way to the final.

“They’re also coming from two losses in the League and this makes it a nice game to watch – I think we were unlucky against United after enjoying ourselves.”

Matsi said the match between the two university teams adds another dynamic to the tussle.

“Yeah, the match will determine the best university between the two and I foresee a tight one as they’re at home,” the 25-year-old said.

“In the past two seasons we didn’t do well in cup games and this game means we must revive our hopes of reaching the final.

“We’ll take one match at a time obviously, but we’ve got our eyes on the bigger picture.”

The match gets underway at 19:30 at Bidvest Stadium.

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