Dan: History is there to be made


TS Galaxy coach Dan ‘Dance’ Malesela has set his sights on making history in the Nedbank Cup against Kaizer Chiefs this weekend.

TS Galaxy have had a fairytale run in the Nedbank Cup and are the first First Division outfit to feature in the tournament final in seven years, since Black Leopards fell to Orlando Pirates in 2012.

90 minutes against Amakhosi now stand between them and potentially landing their first trophy since inception at the beginning of the season.

However, they still have it all to do against a trophy-starved Chiefs outfit, who are eager to redeem themselves in the cup following their worst league campaign in decades.

But Malesela is adamant they will not settle for silver medals as thei target is to break the trend that has not yet seen an lower division side lift the FA cup, as he draws inspiration from the 1988 classic Bobsave SuperBowl triumph over Amakhosi with Orlando Pirates.

“I don’t want to go to a final of the Nedbank Cup and say, ‘Okay, fine, we got a silver medal – no, man! We need bigger things,” said Malesela.

“You need to make history, you need to break records, because records are there to be broken and history is there to be made.

“So, if we don’t make history, who will remember us? Because, we go there – ‘Oh, they reached the final …’ I actually forgot which team has reached the final from the NFD.

“Nobody speaks about that, but if we go and win, people will remember us forever. People still talk to me about the Bobsave [SuperBowl in 1988], just because we [Pirates] won it.”