Moloi reveals CAF ambition
Posted: 5 November 2017 Time: 10:00
Teboho Moloi wants Chippa United to start believing they can play club football on the continent.
Having been part of Orlando Pirates’ journey to the CAF Champions League final in 2013 as an assistant coach, and again to the Confederation Cup final in 2015, Moloi would love to see the Chilli Boys competing with some of the best sides in Africa.
Chippa are determined to finish in one of the top three spots in the Absa Premiership this season, which would give them a chance to qualify for either the Champions League or Confederation Cup. Winning the Nedbank Cup would also book them a spot in the Confederation Cup.
“Our ambition is to play in Africa. I am always talking to them [the players] about the Champions League and I say there is three or four ways to get there. You either finish in position one, two and three or you win the Nedbank Cup. so we have to be one of those. If Platinum [Stars] can do that, [then] so can we,” Moloi said.
“So I told them that consistency will show us if we are ready to play in Africa. We beat the African champions [Mamelodi Sundowns last Sunday] and we beat the South African champions [Bidvest Wits on Wednesday]. So it means we have consistency in this team which is something that was lacking before.”
After knocking Sundowns out of the Telkom Knockout last Sunday, the Chilli Boys take on another big gun in Kaizer Chiefs in the quarterfinals at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium today (15h30).
“We know that it won’t be an easy game against Chiefs. Everybody tells us that they are cup specialists, so we have to prepare thoroughly for them otherwise we will lose that game.”
Some of the players Amakhosi need to look out for are Paseka Mako, Sizwe Mdlinzo, Phetso Maphanga and Samuel Julies, who has scored three goals in his last two matches for Chippa.
These players are full of running and will give Chiefs defenders a headache.