Masehe keen on Nedbank Cup success

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Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe
  • Post published:April 7, 2017

Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe admitted that his side are plotting to take revenge on Orlando Pirates in their Nedbank Cup Last 16 clash on Saturday.

Ea Lla Koto will now take on the Buccaneers for the second time in a week at the James Motlatsi Stadium, following their 3-2 victory over Pirates in the Absa Premiership.

The 33-year-old admits that it won’t be an easy game, playing against a side of Pirates’ calibre, but he insists that his side are aiming to redeem themselves, having lost to Pirates in the semi-final last season.

‘It’s not going to be an easy match, having played them the past weekend.  I am sure they have gone back to the drawing board to rectify their mistakes,’ Masehe told the Free State Stars website.

‘To be honest, as much as we are focusing on the league, we also want to at least go as far as we can in the Nedbank cup.

‘If one goes back to last season, they knocked us out of the semi-final in the very same cup. The game on Saturday will be a sort of some ‘revenge’ in a way.

The club’s captain says that with the games coming thick and fast, he has urged his side to remain focus on the task at hand and qualify for the next round of the competition.

‘We need to focus, and one hopes that the guys will take the past weekend league’s performance into the cup match, it’s been a while since we last tasted the cup victory,’ he added.

Meanwhile, Serame Letsoaka side will be without forward’s Allen Nono, Thokozane Sekotlong and Nyiko Tshabangu, while Masehe is a doubt for the clash.

Free State Stars will now welcome Orlando Pirates to the James Motlatsi Stadium when the two sides meet in the Nedbank Cup Last 16 round on Saturday.

Kick-off has been set for 20:15.

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