Nice to be back – Molangoane
Nice to be back – Molangoane

Posted in News, Team News on Oct 25, 2017.

“It’s nice to be back,” reflects Joseph ‘Tight’ Molangoane after having started in Kaizer Chiefs’ last two matches against Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs. “These were two top level games played at a high intensity. We got four points from these matches, which is a fair result.”

Amakhosi beat the Brazilians 2-1 last week and played to a goalless draw against the Buccaneers on Saturday.

Molangoane hadn’t played this season in an official league match until the Sundowns clash, although the skilful player did come on in the 1-0 loss to SuperSport United in the first round of the MTN8 in August.

“I had some issues with my stomach,” the 29-year-old explains his absence, “but I am now 100% again.”

He played well in both matches, in particular in the second half against the Buccaneers, being a continuous threat and entertaining the supporters with some excellent dribbling. “I cherish those moments,” Molangoane talks about his feelings when hearing the crowd go wild after one of his actions. “I do it for them. At the same time, the team always comes first, every action needs to serve a purpose.”

On Saturday another cup game awaits – a Telkom Knockout Last 16 fixture against AmaZulu at Chiefs’ alternative home ground at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 28 October (kick-off is at 20:15).

“I love to play in Durban,” Molangoane comments, “because if we play there, our supporters always fill up the stadium.”

The Glamour Boys last won the Telkom Knockout trophy on 4 December 2010 after beating Orlando Pirates 3-0 in the final at FNB Stadium. Sthembiso Ngcobo scored a brace, before Siphiwe Tshabalala added the third goal.

“Everyone in the team wants to win this cup,” Molangoane says about the Telkom Knockout competition, “it would be a nice Christmas present for our supporters, who have been so loyal to us. However, it is still a long road to go. We will take it one step at a time and facing AmaZulu on Saturday will be the first hurdle to cross.”

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