SuperSport's Reneilwe Letsholonyane explains why the CAF Confederation Cup final is different
Posted: 24 November 2017 Time: 10:15
SuperSport United midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane has played in many finals throughout his career, but there’s something different about the CAF Confederation Cup final.
Letsholonyane has won it all on South African soil and now has an opportunity to be part of history with Matsatsantsa. The Confedederation Cup title is up for grabs and the 35-year-old has explained why the feeling is different compared to playing in one of the domestic knockout competition finals.
“It is very different. It’s a continental cup final. It’s not a local cup final where you play against teams that you play against all the time. Now we are playing against one of the best teams on the continent and they are the defending champions of this competition. So winning against such a team would be an achievement for me personally and for the club as a whole,” the former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder said.
“The reason we play football or any sport is to compete in such games. Realising those dreams is something huge, so I am very excited and honoured to be part of this SuperSport group that is going to play in the final."
Letsholonyane watched the first leg from his couch due to suspension and praised the team’s effort after they scored an away goal in the 2-1 defeat.
SuperSport prepared for the match without their international players and their flight was delayed for six hours before they jetted out to Lubumbashi two days before the game.
“It was a good result in the first leg. I think my teammates played well in the first leg, considering the conditions. They fought very hard and I am proud of them.
“That away goal means that we have everything to play for. Yes, they have an advantage because if it finishes 0-0 then they obviously win. So we need to push to get the first goal and then it will be an open game because we will be the ones having an advantage.”