Officials from the four clubs billed for Barclays Kabelano Charity Cup next weekend have vowed their teams will go all the way to win the coveted charity cup.
Rollers Spokesperson, Phempherethe Pheto, whose team are the defending champions is confident Popa will knock out Gunners in what is a repeat of last year’s semi-final.
“We beat Gunners the last time we met them and our aim is to do it again. As defending champions it does not matter who we play in the final. We want to keep the trophy and no team will stop us” Pheto told Voice Sport.
For his part the flamboyant Mochudi Centre Chiefs mouthpiece Clifford Mogomotsi had this to say: “We are prepared. We won’t underestimate Sankoyo.
They can cause an upset because they want to make an impact and leave the legacy of winning the last ever Kabelano Charity Cup. We won’t allow that”.
Sankoyo Bush Bucks Manager Odirile Sibanda believes they will do well as nobody expects much from them.
“Since we are new to Kabelo there’d be no pressure on us. We have nothing to lose. I must however say that we are going out to compete and relish the challenge”, Sibanda said.
Expressing delight at the chance to play in the prestigious one day tournament the Sankoyo boss told Voice Sport: “We are pleased to be part of this event. It shows that we are getting some recognition for our efforts” he said.
Gunners PRO Keorapetse Kgasa also said the Peleng Boys are out to exert revenge on Rollers and win the trophy.
“We are well prepared and will be a challenger to reckon with. Rollers owe us. They beat us 7-2 in the same competition last year and we intend to revenge. Since they beat us they have nicknamed us “Olah Seven” and we want to get rid of that name tag. The only way we can do that is by beating them and winning the Kabelano Cup” Kgasa said.