Radebe amped for Soweto Derby


Speaking to FARPost.co.za Kaizer Chiefs captain Sabelo Radebe spoke on how his side are fully prepared against their massive clash with rivals Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

“As the log stands we are in position 7 and our goal now is no longer to drop points, starting with this game on the weekend.”

“We are looking forward to this game and we are highly motivated to display good football and scoring goals,” said the youngster.

Despite head coach Arthur Zwane having to miss the encounter due to a national call-up for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Radebe believes the team is able to adjust to Shaun Bartlett’s tactics who will step in on to hopefully collect maximum points.

“Our relationship with Coach Shaun is the same as Coach Arthur’s tactics. Nothing is different. The attitude and mentality is the same.

“We adjust very well as a team and we understand both of them very well. We have a very good relationship with them and we appreciate them and also greatful to have them as our coaches,” he said.

Radebe who travelled with the first team to the Macufe Cup Festival where they failed to defend their title after losing out to Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0, said it was a great experience and it helped build his confidence.

Football fanatics queued up to get their tickets at Dobsonville Stadium for the MDC Festival.

“It was a nice experience – very fruitful. The atmosphere was great and treatment was good. There’s no much difference in coaching and what is expected from us as players. It built my confidence and my self belief.”

With quite a number of youngsters flourishing and being promoted from the Amakhosi development ranks to the first team such as Njabulo Blom, Happy Mashiane and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, the 19-year-old midfielder says he draws inspiration from his peers and hopes that one day he would be granted the opportunity.

“I’m very inspired, it’s nice seeing God’s hand picking them up, you can’t hate but get inspired because you want the same so I’m very happy for them.

“As for me and the rest of the (MDC) guys we should just keep on working hard and believing because our chance is also coming. So I’m inspired and ready for the first team. God will show up in no time for us as well.”

By Amahle Siphungu

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