Kaizer Chiefs legend Vusi ‘Computer’ Lamola has sat down to give advice and support to Nkosingiphile Ngcobo before Amakhosi’s Caf Champions League first leg semi-final against Wydad Casablanca.
The Soweto giants will take on the Moroccan side on Saturday, 19 June at Stade Mohammed V at 21:00 (SA time).
Ngcobo has had a decent season and raised his own high standards to help Chiefs reach the semi-finals of this prestigious tournament.
“It’s a pleasure and an honour meeting you, you’ve got all the potential. I’ve read so much about you and here we are, in physical contact. It is important and imperative to bridge the gap between the younger and older generation. History is not a thing of the past, it is a resource centre. The past, present and future are inseparable and it is an honour to share some of my experience and knowledge with you,” Lamola told Ngcobo.
‘Mshini’ thanked the club’s legendary midfielder for providing them with some mental and spiritual boost ahead of the much-awaited clash.
“We are born with the love for football, it is something that is in us. But everything our generation has is because of your generation. You paved the way for us and fought for us. It is because of the hard work and sacrifices of your generation that ensured things are easier for us,” Ngcobo said to Lamola.
“I’m genuinely excited and feel privileged to be absorbing every bit of knowledge and advice I could get from the elder Amakhosi statesman.”
Lamola regaled the 21-year-old midfielder about the phenomenal talent of Chiefs midfielders of yesteryear such as Ace Ntsoelengoe and Teenage Dladla, “who used to unlock very tight defences with their extraordinary skill”.
Reflecting on Saturday’s game Ngcobo added that: “I am very excited to have come this far with the team in the Caf Champions League. I think we’ve done very well as a team to get to this stage. We are looking forward to add value to what the club and players like Bra Vusi have done for Kaizer Chiefs in the past. We now have to play our part and make sure we leave our own mark on this club’s history, and we are very motivated and committed to do so against Wydad.”
Meanwhile, ‘Computer’ has advised the Glamour Boys to approach the game with a unity of purpose in order for them to walk victorious.
“If you want to run fast, you run alone. If you want to run far, run in the company of others. Together, everybody achieves more. If you approach the game against Wydad as a united force, you will reach the final and you will even come home with the trophy. Unity is strength and as a united force, you will conquer. We will keep you in our prayers and we are right behind you,” said Lamola.
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By FARPost Reporter