Maritzburg United's Lebohang Maboe motivated for silverware ahead of MTN8 rematch with SuperSport
Posted: 30 August 2017 Time: 08:03
Maritzburg United's rising talent Lebohang Maboe is hungry for honours and is determined to help his team beat SuperSport United to a place in the MTN8 final.
Maboe enjoyed a breakout season last term after being signed by Mbombela United, graduating from the MultiChoice Diski Challenge side to score three goals and provide as many assists in the Team of Choice's top-eight finish in the Premiership.
The 22-year-old, who subsequently earned a Bafana Bafana call-up for the 2017 COSAFA Cup, has continued from where he left off netting twice this campaign, which included a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw with SuperSport in the first leg of their MTN8 last-four tie.
Maboe is pleased with his progress as he gears up for the return match with Matsatsantsa at Harry Gwala Stadium on September 9.
“I would like to thank God for giving me my talent and I would like to thank my team-mates, because without them I wouldn’t have got the award,” he told his club's website following his man-of-the-match display on the weekend.
“We just needed to stick to our plan and we stuck to your plan, which was getting an away goal, and we got an away goal. We knew that it wasn’t going to be easy coming here, credit to my team-mates.”
He added: “I want to collect as many man of the matches as I can and I want to help my team finish better than the seventh place, and to try and get some silverware. It’s going to be one big game for us. Playing at home we have to win at all costs.”