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Shu-Aib Walters optimistic about Cape Town City's chances in TKO fina

Posted: 8 December 2016 Time: 10:40

Cape Town City goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters feels the team have done themselves proud even at this early stage in their existence as he targets his first trophy.

The side from the Mother City have a date with SuperSport United in the Telkom Knockout final at the Peter Mokaba Stadium and will take to the field on Saturday buoyed by the fact they are among the most in-form teams in the country.

Eric Tinkler's men currently sit atop the Absa Premiership standings and Walters is amazed at how far the team has come in such a short period of time.

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"We just need to win this game but at the end of the day we should be proud of where we are now, where we came in, where we are on the log and how far we've come, coming to the Telkom Knockout Cup final," Walters told KickOff.com.

"For us we have enjoyed this moment but it’s going to be very tough game against SuperSport United and I think it is possible that we can beat them. They are beatable and obviously that will come with a lot of hard work."

Walters is, however, mindful of exactly how tough it will be to beat Stuart Baxters men in Polokwane this weekend.
 
"You look at the SuperSport team and they are quality and maybe they needed someone like Stuart Baxter who is a good coach. Nobody doubted that they were going to compete, fighting for top of the log," he said.

"We have proven last season when we ended up fourth [as Mpumalanga Black Aces] that we obviously want to get the trophy as well as SuperSport, so it’s not something people should be surprised about. So it will be tough game, extremely tough game for both teams but at least one of the two teams will end their unbeaten run on Saturday."  

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The 34-year-old, who made his PSL debut in 2006/07 season, is in the twilight of his career having not won any trophy but is hoping silverware will be forthcoming after many years of service.

"I think basically the hard work is done and I’m already guaranteed some silverware depending on who is victorious on the day will determine which silverware you're going to get," he said.

"Like I said we're guaranteed some type of medal and that is what I wanted. The past two seasons I feel things with club are falling well into place and I’m showing my maturity and the experience that I’ve got. [There is] at least three, four more years left in me I think I’m only getting better and better."

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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