Mamelodi Sundowns rising star Keletso Makgalwa has set sights on a second Nedbank Cup title, having won the Most Promising Player Award of the very same tournament last season.
The Brazilians will begin their journey to defend their 2020 Nedbank Cup title against Stellenbosch FC in the last 32 rounds at Loftus Versfeld Stadium today.
This year’s Nedbank Cup edition will for the first time in the South African football history not feature amateur football teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Makgalwa shared his thoughts about the upcoming clash against Stellies and revealed that: “Once we saw the fixture was out and saw that we are playing Stellenbosch, we knew it would be a difficult one. Every time they play against us they give 150%, we are up for the challenge and hopefully, we come out victorious.”
“The Cup will always be special not only for me but also for the upcoming players, as the youngsters are allowed to showcase their talent through the Ke Yona team,” adds the Masandawana starlet.
Makgalwa rose to prominence in last year’s tournament en route to the final and scored some crucial goals which included the winner against Highlands Park in the dying minutes of the game before grabbing another against Bidvest Wits in the semi-finals.
The deceptive goalscorer insists that he’s hungry for more success in this year’s Nedbank Cup.
“I appreciate every moment I spend on the field, I want to achieve more than what I did last season and hope to score more goals this time around,” says Makgalwa.
The game is set for 17:00.
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By FARPost Reporter