Tapuwa Kapini weary of surprise SAFA teams, happy to face PSL opposition in Nedbank Cup
Posted: 3 February 2017 Time: 12:59
Highlands Park goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini says he is glad they drew a PSL team in the Nedbank Cup, rather than one of the SAFA minnows.
The Lions of the North will face Free State Stars in the last-32 in March, in one of only two all-PSL ties, following the Ke Yona draw on Thursday.
And while many would fancy their chances against lower-league opposition, Kapini is of the impression that familiarity, rather than perceived superiority, will give them a better chance of progressing.
“It’s a cup game and it’s much better to play a team that you know and Free State Stars, we know them,” Kapini tells KickOff.com.
“It’s difficult when you get drawn with some SAFA team that you don’t know that much, so I think this is a good draw and if we apply ourselves as Highlands Park I think we will come up with the result going to the Last 16.”
Kapini said also scoring goals away from home is not a problem for them, so playing away won’t affect them.
“We are good travellers and we always score away, and this is a cup game and it's different to a league game, so if we score I think we will be able to defend the goals that we're going to score away.
“However, it’s not easy to play at Global Park but I know with the mentality the guys have at this moment I think we are going to win the match,” he added.