NEDBANK Ke Yona Team central defender, Thulani Jele is hoping for a chance to dazzle SuperSport United in front of his home crowd of Daveyton in the Ke Yona Cup final at the Sinaba Stadium on Sunday (3pm).
Jele, who plays in the same position as his captain Bongani Mbuli, said he was relishing the opportunity to show the people of his kasi what he was capable of on the field.
In the three years the competition has been around, the Ke Yona Team has never scored a goal in open play or won a match. The big three PSL sides, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, have all emerged victorious from the three clashes.
Said Jele: “We want to make history AND SCORE after a failure to do so in the previous seasons. On Sunday I hope to impress scouts, as we know there will be some looking for fresh talent. There’s pressure and competition in my position, but I am hoping I will get a chance. People there are expecting me to play and make them proud on the day.”
SuperSport goalkeeper, Boalefa Pule is hoping to use Sunday’s match to impress coach Stuart Baxter.
The former Under-23 international will be challenging Ronwen Williams and Reyaad Pieterse for the No 1 jersey.
Said Pule: “I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I will continue working hard – and will make use of this chance.”