Mathoho sees Macufe Cup as opportunity for him to get back into Kaizer Chiefs starting line-up

Mathoho is expected to marshal the AmaKhosi defence against Bloem Celtic, and the Bafana defender is willing to grab the opportunity with both hands

Kaizer Chiefs defender Eric Mathoho says the Macufe Cup game against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday will give him and other players an opportunity to get back into the starting line-up.

Mathoho has recently lost his place to Morgan Gould, but says he’s not bitter because his fellow teammates have been doing well so far.

“Macufe will give me and other players some game time. I am pushing very hard to be ready when the coach calls my name to play. It is not much stress when you are sitting on the bench and watching your fellow defenders doing well,” Mathoho told the Chiefs website.

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Having lost this trophy to Celtic last year, Mathoho is adamant that AmaKhosi will win this year’s edition, claiming that they won’t allow Siwelele to beat them twice in a row.

“We lost this cup the last time around and obviously we will not allow lightning to strike twice; no ways! We won’t allow them to beat us twice,” he said.

The 23-year-old Mathoho is also excited about playing against his former employers, and he hopes both Chiefs and Celtic play a brand of football that will make the supporters happy on the day.

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“It is always interesting to come up against former teammates and playing in front of the Celtic supporters that used to support me as one of their own. I just wish both teams play good football on the day and make the supporters happy,” added Mathoho.

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