Mpho Kgaswane: Baroka FC have a score to settle with Kaizer Chiefs

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The left-footed attacker is excited about facing one of the biggest football clubs in the country

As the Fifa international break nears the end, eyes will be firmly set on mouth-watering Nedbank Cup clashes next weekend.

Kaizer Chiefs are up against Baroka FC , while  Mamelodi Sundowns  will face Cape Town City  in the quarter-finals. National First Division (NFD) side Ubuntu Cape Town will meet Free State Stars whilst Maritzburg United tackle Bloemfontein Celtic as they all search for a spot in the semi-finals.

However, Botswana international striker Mpho Kgaswane said they are gunning for a win against the Glamour Boys. 

Amakhosi are also desperate for cup glory, but they will have to tread carefully against the Limpopo side, which has done well against the Soweto giants in cup competitions.

With the race for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) title drawing to a close, Steve Komphela’s men are not convincing in terms of keeping up with the chasing pack as some argue that Orlando Pirates and Sundowns have maximum chances of walking away with the trophy.

Baroka and Chiefs have met on five occasions since 2011, with the Bakgaga Ba Mophahlele winning two of the games, while Chiefs have only won once with the other games ended in draws.

Having completed his switch to Baroka from Botswana side Gaborone United last year, Kgaswane has only played against the Chiefs once, but he says he can’t wait for the Cup match.

“I always knew the Baroka and Chiefs games were exciting,” Kgaswane said to The Citizen .

“We unfortunately lost the last game against them, but it was a very good match. I am certain this one will be the same," said the Botswana international.

“Plus, what is special about this game is that it is a cup game and we want to see ourselves going as far as we can," he continued.

“Nothing is impossible in football and judging by the way we have been working at training, I am certain we will be able to achieve the result we want," he claimed.

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“We have a very good team with a lot of talented and hard-working players, everyone in the team wants to play and perform to their best of the abilities. I am happy with the way I have started since joining the club, but I am not really satisfied yet,” he concluded.

The Cup match will be staged at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday night.

 

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