African All Stars have a plan for Polokwane City in Nedbank Cup
Posted: 8 March 2017 Time: 15:22
Polokwane City will lock horns with ABC Motsepe League side African All Stars FC tonight in a Nedbank Cup Last 32 match and Amazozo coach Christian Xaba says they have a plan for Rise and Shine.
“We’ve played against the toughest teams in our stream and now we are through to the Last 32 to play against Polokwane City,” Xaba tells KickOff.com.
“We’ve been doing well in the league and we are 10th on the log, so this is good exposure for our boys and we are going out there to play football.
“We are 10th on the log and Polokwane City are seventh on the PSL log, but those are totally different leagues but we will compete. We’ve studied them, we’ve watched their game against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium and we watched them against Baroka this past Sunday.
“So we know what to expect… and for us to them we are bit of a closed book. But we will give them the respect, but we will also impose ourselves and just play football.”
This won’t be the first time the teams have met in the Nedbank Cup, as last year City defeated All Stars 2-0 in the Last 32 thanks to goals from Puleng Tlolane at Peter Mokaba Stadium on March 3.
“It’s different this time around as last year’s game was in the afternoon and this time around we playing an evening game, so the tempo of the game won’t be the same. We also have three players that were in that team last year so they will have that experience and they’ll help us calm some of the young boys and their nerves. So this time around we’ve prepared and we’ve planned for them,” Xaba says.
All Stars captain Tsholofelo Juniour also believes it could be their night to shine against City.
“For me it’s going to be an interesting game because last season we played against them and they defeated us, but tonight it’s going to be a different game because we got a new team.”
All Stars will face City at Peter Mokaba Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 19h30.