Golden Arrows to hoist KZN flag aloft

2017-04-26 06:00

KWAZULU-NATAL’S hope in the Nedbank Cup will only be carried by the Durban side - Lamontville Golden Arrows.

Unfortunately, the other KZN PSL team Maritzburg United was knocked out three weeks ago in the elimination rounds.

On Saturday at KwaMashu’s Princess Magogo Stadium, Abafana Bes’thende will square up against the visiting Platinum Stars at 3pm.

Arrows midfielder, Kagisho Dikgacoi, says he knows his team is likely to be under pressure because KZN is expecting them to do well or beat the visitors in order to go through to the next stage.

“It’s not going to be an easy game, but we are prepared to go all out and make our province proud. We are not saying the visitors will be easy meat, but we are lucky that we will be playing at home, which is a big plus for us,” said Dikgacoi.

Stars head coach Cavin Johnson this week told Echo that his trip to Durban won’t be an easy one, but he trusts his players who always fight until the final whistle to represent North West Province.

“People are only talking about our opponents, the Arrows, to bravely represent KZN and qualify for the next round.

“We will be also be representing the Royal Bafokeng community in the North West Province. We won’t be just coming to Durban ready to be slaughtered, its game on and the best team will take honours,” said Johnson.

NEDBANK CUP FIXTURES:

Golden Arrows vs Platinum Stars, Princess Magogo Stadium, 3pm Chippa United vs Jomo Cosmos, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, 3pm Kaizer Chiefs vs SuperSport United, FNB Stadium, 6pm.

Orlando Pirates vs Bloem Celtic, Orlando Stadium, 8.20pm

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