The Amakhosi website took some time during today’s Media Day to catch-up with right-back, Ramahlwe ‘Rama’ Mphahlele, to look ahead to Kaizer Chiefs’ home game against Highlands Park at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 18 February 2017. The Glamour Boys defender also shared his thoughts on the team’s good run of form of late and on his own performance thus far in the Gold and Black colours.
‘Rama’ has been a regular feature in Steve Komphela’s line-up since the start of the season and his influence at the No 2 position has been well received by the Chiefs faithful.
Kaizer Chiefs v Highlands Park
18 February 2017
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Mphahlele on previous game against Maritzburg United
“It was a good game of football. It’s always difficult to play at the Harry Gwala Stadium and get a result, but we managed to do that and we are very happy.
“To make the win even better was being able to provide an assist and give my teammates an opportunity to score, especially as a defender when you know that your primary job is to defend. So when you get an assist it feels good that you’re making a contribution and it’s also good for one’s confidence.”
Mphahlele on the team’s good form
“We have been working hard as a team, but we are well aware that four wins in a row is nothing and we need to be humble, knowing that there is still a long way to go.
“For me personally the attitude should be to continue winning games and not be satisfied with the two wins this year. These wins mean nothing if we go on to lose our next game. It’s a good start we have had so far, but we have to build on this and continue winning games.”
Mphahlele on Highlands Park
“I watched their last game (against Polokwane City) at home and obviously they have a good team. I am actually surprised why they are at the bottom of the log, because they have good players who have experience of playing at the highest level.
“We have to be at our best if we want to beat them and switch on from the first whistle till the last and take our chances. In all honesty we are expected to win against them and we want to keep our winning streak going.”
Mphahlele on his season so far for Amakhosi
“To be honest I am happy, but the most important thing is the team… It’s always about the team for me. We have to try and win a trophy or two this season. I want to keep improving as a player, while dishing out good performances for the team, because it is not everybody who gets an opportunity to play for Kaizer Chiefs.”
Importance of heading into the Soweto Derby in good form
“All the games we play are just as important because three points are there for the taking and that is important to us as a team. The game this weekend is just as important as the Derby and it’s important for us to approach it with the same mentality and passion as we would for the Soweto Derby.”
On playing at the Moses Mabhida Stadium
“Playing in Durban is always fun, because the people there always come to support us in numbers. Also, the last time we played there we got a very good result against Golden Arrows.
“All for us to do now is to go out and win our game on Saturday and make our supporters happy. Unfortunately, this will be our last league game in Durban this season, but it’s always special for us because their mentality is different from other fans and we appreciate their support.”