Phala: Dikwena have been lucky

Telkom Knockout

Dikwena head into the Telkom Knockout Final at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday in search of their third cup title in the space of two seasons, having claimed the MTN8 and TKO title in the previous campaign.

Standing in their way of claiming more silverware is a determined SuperSport outfit, who will be out to end their cup drought.

Phala expects a difficult game against his former employers, but is confident his side can come up with the goods and add the 2014 TKO title to their trophy cabinet.

“It’s going to be a difficult game coming up against the defending champions, but we are confident we will do well,” the winger says.

“We have prepared well and hopefully on the day we will come to the party and get the win we need.”

Phala adds: “As a team if you do well in a certain cup, you have some luck. Every season you get into the semifinals or final of that cup … I think the Telkom Knockout has been kind to them [Platinum Stars].

“You need luck in this game and they have been lucky; we are aware of that so in their mind they are thinking that they have a better chance of winning it.

“So we must just work hard and do the right thing and hopefully on the day the guys will give a hundred percent and win the cup.

“This is a one-off opportunity for us. We have had a good run, beating Pirates – we didn’t have an easy run, we beat Bidvest Wits, Free State Stars – but Platinum eliminated Chiefs and Sundowns, so we know what we are coming up against. 

“It’s going to be a tough game, but with our preparations we are feeling confident that we will win the cup.”