Pres­i­dent doesn’t want us to lose to an­other forces team – ‘Msholozi’

Observer on Saturday - - Sport - By Sibu­siso Dlamini

– GREEN Mamba Pres­i­dent Isa­iah Mzuthini Nt­jan­gase does not take kindly to the team los­ing to an­other se­cu­rity forces side.

This was re­vealed by the Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices side As­sis­tant Cap­tain Siyabonga Msholozi Md­luli dur­ing the pre-match brief­ing held at the Mavuso Sports Cen­tre yes­ter­day.

“A game against a se­cu­rity forces side is a must-win be­cause our pres­i­dents are com­pet­i­tive and they do not like los­ing, es­pe­cially to each other. So it is al­ways added pres­sure to play against them.

SOC­CER Crowned

We know very well what’s at stake and for us we want to be crowned firstround cham­pi­ons in style,” he said.

Quizzed on whether the pres­sure won’t get to them in the sec­ond-round, the de­fender promised that they would fo­cus un­til the end.

“We want to win the games at all costs. All the teams will be tar­get­ing us com­ing into the sec­ond round, but then we are also ready be­cause we also have a tar­get and that is to beat a lot of the teams once again in the sec­ond round,” he said.

The green and white en­sem­ble will be with­out the ser­vices of Sabelo Chauke and Mx­olisi Mkhontfo.

Chances

Mean­while, Royal Leop­ard Coach Ed­win Mat­se­bula was adamant of his side’s chances of win­ning de­spite Green Mamba solid team.

“Green Mamba has a very strong de­fence, but we do have qual­ity play­ers who can break them up­front. We will match them pound-for-pound.

Prove

The first round isn’t the end of the league. We still have chances and we need to prove our­selves against the best team in the league,” he said.

The po­lice side will be with­out the ser­vices of speedy for­ward Lun­gelo Ts­abedze and dy­namic mid­fielder Sikhum­buzo Ma­gag­ula.

PRESS MEET­ING: Green Mamba as­sis­tant cap­tain Siyabonga Msholozi Md­luli and As­sis­tant Coach Maxwell 'Dunga' Zikalala with Royal Leop­ard Coach Ed­win Mat­se­bula and Muzi Mzoro Dlamini dur­ing the pre-match press brief­ing yes­ter­day.

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