Stars assistant expects 'cracker' final
Posted: 19 May 2018 Time: 16:00
Free State Stars assistant coach Selaotse Mosala says they are bracing themselves for "a cracker of a game" when they face Maritzburg United in the Nedbank Cup final at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
Both these teams have punched above their weight in the Absa Premiership this season and each secured top-eight finishes, while they are also both vying to win a maiden Nedbank Cup title.
"If you look at it these are the two teams that has improved big time this season and we wanted to finish in the top five but unfortunately we dropped to six," Mosala told the reporters.
" If we drew against (Orlando) Pirates we were gonna be able to end in the top five but unfortunately that didn't happen. But I still believe this is gonna be a good game, it gonna be a cracker. It's two team that is going to use the ball...
"Look, there will be tension somewhere, somehow. But like he [Maahier Davids] was saying, it takes one goal to open up things but it might not take one goal to open up things. Chances will be there. It will depend on the day who's lucky sometimes and we will take it from there. But I still think it will be a cracker of a game," said Mosala.
Mosala has also brushed off suggestions that his players might freeze on the big stage as cup finals are unfamiliar territory for the Free State outfit.
"We have a lot of experience players like Rooi Mahamutsa, Paulus Masehe and Nhlanhla Vilakazi who's all played in cup finals before. We also have Thela Ngobeni and Siphelele Mthembu, who played for Chiefs before. I think they fitted in well this week. You must also remember Maritzburg is a young team and we need to be alert," he added.
Mosala is adamant that rumours about Stars head coach Luc Eymael moving to Kaizer Chiefs will not derail Ea Lla Koto from achieving their first piece of silverware in the club's history.
"As far as I know the coach is contracted to the club but you know in football you never know what's gonna happen. People come with better offers but so far I know he is still contracted to the club," he said.
There was a press conference I think two days ago where the general manager outlined everything about the coach," Mosala concluded.