Facing Komphela is a motivation for me – VUT Coach

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Vaal University of Technology (VUT), who will be making their debut in the Nedbank Cup last 32 are eager to cause an upset and head coach Stanford Nkoane says playing against Golden Arrows mentor Steve Komphela is ‘motivation’.

“Coming up against him (Komphela) is a motivation for me but like I said, he is a good coach, experienced coach with a very good team but a beatable team, any team is beatable,” said Nkoane.

It was a long road for VUT to reach the last 32 as they played 10 games during the qualifiers of the Nedbank Cup beating ABC Motsepe side Pele Pele 2-1 in the Gauteng final of the qualifiers to book their spot among the county’s big clubs.

VUT will host Arrows in their last 32 clash at Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto on Saturday, kickoff at 15:00.

“To us, Safa structure teams, PSL teams, NFD teams are open books to us whereby we are a closed book to them. We may be playing in the SAB League but come Saturday we will see, the best tactics will win the game.”

“I tell the boys to respect football…if you respect football it will take you places; in football anything is possible. as much as what TS Galaxy did against the biggest team in South Africa (beat Kaizer Chiefs in the final last year), we can also do it,” added the VUT mentor.

The Vaal side competes in the Gauteng SAB Regional League and they are the only fourth-tier team in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup.

“We may be from the lower league in the Safa structures but anything is possible and I am confident in my players. , it is going to be 11 versus 11 of which I think the best tactics on the day will win the game, “concluded the VUT coach.

By FARPost Reporter 

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