Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Nkosingiphile Ngcobo says he will be out to make full use of the rare opportunity to play in a CAF Champions League final.
Holders and nine-time champions Al Ahly stand as the last hurdle for Chiefs as they seek to put a stamp on their claim to be continental giants by lifting the premier inter-club title after reaching their first ever final.
Ngcobo will have no memories of the last time Chiefs lifted a CAF trophy – the 2001 Cup Winners’ Cup – as he was still in diapers, but now has the chance of being a Champions League winner at the age of just 21, following what has been a break-out season for him.
"I am so happy that we have reached this stage of the CAF Champions League," the former Chiefs reserve team star told the club's media.
"I think we have done well as a team to get to the final, and now we have to make sure that we win it. For my career, this is a huge achievement because there are so many people who wish for this opportunity and now that I got it, I will make sure I use it.
"I am proud of the job that I have done and that has also been done by the team. Being in a Champions League [final] is something that Kaizer Chiefs deserves, so I believe we have done well to get here. I am sure the Kaizer Chiefs family is happy.
"Since we will not only be representing Kaizer Chiefs but South Africa, we are appreciative of the support that we will get and will make sure that we make them happy. I think Al Ahly is a strong team, but I think we have prepared well and our team spirit is on a high.
"We will get to the [match] and make sure that we fight to get the good results so that we make everyone happy. To our fans and all South Africans, we are thankful for the support that you have been giving us and please continue doing so as well. We will make sure that we make you happy."
The competition decider is set to take place at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco on July 17.