One of the best performing team in the Discovery Walter Sisulu tourney currently taking place at the Nike Centre in Pimville is gunning for the coveted trophy and the substantial prize money at all cost.
White City Spurs FC is the 2018 runners up after they were defeated on penalties by Sneke Chillers.
But this time around the White City based outfit has vowed to turn the tables and beat any opponent on their route to final following a hard fought group stage matches that saw them perched on the pole position of their group.
To their credit, they have performed where it matters most out on the field having accumulated 19 out of a possible 21 points from their seven group matches.
They concluded their group stage programme with a comfortable 3-0 win over Transition Football last Thursday.
In fact, they are the first team to qualify for the last 16 and captain of the side, Lufuno Matshaba, told this publication, they are relishing the challenge.
The 19-year-old sounded over-confident, but given their current play Andile ‘Krol’ Zulu’s boys can back it all up.
“Firstly, our objective was maximum points, but we drew one,” argued Matshaba.
“This year we are winning it – it’s ours. I’ve been watching the other teams and comparing them to us, they have no chance,” said a buoyant Matshaba.
Matshaba, also highlighted their dominance in Group E is proof that they may go all the way.
“I’m not scared of any of them. Even Sneke Chillers. We beat them in the group stage (last year) and in the final, they brought in a lot of different players. It was a new team and included some professional players like Zakhele Lepasa (who’s now with Orlando Pirates) and it was a challenge for us,” he recalled.
“So we don’t care who they bring this time. They can fetch the whole NFD (GladAfrica Championship).”
“Our month-long intensive preparation ahead of the tournament has really helped our cause,” He said.
Deputy Chairman of the club, Eddie Tshabalala, also echoed the same sentiment arguing that they are going for the gold silverware and the coveted trophy.
“We have two prolific strikers that will do a marvellous job for us. Surprise Thunsane and Daniel Omanto are ready to rumble any opponents facing us. They are well aware what is expected from them,” Tshabalala argued.
However it remains to be seen whether it’s a mission possible for Spurs to reach the final given that the competition is at an all-time high and saying you are winning it is easier said than done. other teams would be watching White City Spurs with keen interest.
Looking at the other teams, you get a feeling that a lot more teams have a good chance; Sneke Chillers, Dube Continental, Soweto Super United, Meadowlands Harmony, NC Zasco, High Care FC, Strokes, Villa Marseille, OPS Shining Stars, Gauteng SAPS, Premier Impala, La Masia, Sneke Movers, Diepkloof Citizens and the list goes on.
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Outside football, Matshaba, plans to enrol for a Criminology course at University of Pretoria in 2020.
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