Bernard Molekwa delighted to make history with Polokwane City
Posted: 5 November 2017 Time: 00:35
Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa was full of praise for his charges after they overcame Orlando Pirates in a Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash.
Rise and Shine defeated the Buccaneers 4-2 on penalties after it ended 2-2 in extra time at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.
Polokwane have now qualified for the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in their history.
"The way I'm so happy I don't know what to do but when it comes to the game Pirates are a good attacking team. We needed an early goal and the boys didn't disappoint and they didn't give up after they equalised. Pirates had their chances and we also had our chances," Molekwa told SuperSport TV.
"When we went into extra time, I told the boys to be strong and not to concede anymore. I told them we rather go to penalties because I could see that most of my players, the legs were not carrying them anymore.
"We deserve to be in the semi-final. It didn't come easy and we will keep on working hard and see how far we can go.
"I'm happy. As Polokwane City we still want to grow, we're a young team. We still want to see ourselves somewhere but hard work comes first.
"I always tell my boys to take it one game at the time. We cannot talk about playing the final before we play the semi-final. We will see who we draw tomorrow [the draw of lots for the semi-final] and we put our focus there and if it means we have to go to the final we will go."