Joseph Molangoane optimistic over Kaizer Chiefs bid for silverware ahead of 2017/18 season
Posted: 28 July 2017 Time: 09:24
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Joseph Molangoane is trumpeting that their minds are focused on the new season rather than the tragedy of the past two seasons.
Chiefs haven’t won any trophies in the last two campaigns – both of which were overseen by Steve Komphela – and are wallowing on the edges of their longest wait for silverware as a club.
Ahead of the hyped-up Carling Black Label Cup clash against arch-rivals Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon, which precedes the official start of the new season, Molangoane is all positive in his talk.
“It is a new season. Things can change and I hope everything goes well this season,” says 'Tight'. “We have a good team. It is just that last season we were unfortunate and we lost games that we shouldn’t have lost, but I think we have learnt from that.
"When we get opportunities we should score, defend well and everything will go well. It has been two seasons without anything so I think everyone needs to [be hungry], especially knowing that this is a team of winners."
Without any trophy in all his eight years playing in the PSL, the 29-year-old attacker is not selective of what comes his way in terms of winners’ medals.
The Maize Cup was a start and now the Carling Cup presents another opportunity to celebrate with a medal in hand, which he believes will elevate the team to a "good space" before the competitive games get underway.
"In my career I don’t have a gold medal, I only have silver, so clearly that means I have to work twice as hard so that I can get silverware," he insists.
"This is my first Carling [match] and so I'm looking forward to participating, and winning it will surely give us a boost going forward.
"For me, personally, I would love to get all the cups this season. It was not nice last season and the guys that have spent most of their time at Chiefs know how it feels [to win things], so I just want to taste how it feels too."
Since making his debut against his former club Chippa United at the beginning of December last year, the diminutive figure from Moletji in Limpopo has quickly established himself at the 'Galmour' club.