Mphela: Everything has changed at SuperSport

The AmaKhosi gear up for an epic battle against SuperSport United in the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday

The match will be a repeat of last year’s Nedbank Cup Final, when Kaizer Chiefs edged a narrow 1-0 win during extra time through a Bernard Parker strike. SuperSport United will no doubt look to correct what happened in that match and will seek sweet revenge.

The AmaKhosi were leading the PSL table for the most part of the season and got overtaken by Sundowns this week, after suffering two straight defeats in the league.

"As players we had a lengthy talk about the loss to Black Aces and how to respond in the next game,” Khune told the media.

“We are disappointed to lose two games at FNB Stadium in succession. But what is important for us at the moment is getting back to winning ways," he added.

The Soweto Giants beat lower division team FC Buffalo 2-1 to progress to the quarter-finals, with Ivan Bukenya and Mandla Masango finding the back of the net respectively.

"We have to make them (SuperSport) feel they are playing at FNB.

“We will give SuperSport United the respect they deserve. SuperSport is a tough side, but we are the defending champions and want to progress to the next round of the competition," said Khune.

Meanwhile, Katlego 'Killer' Mphela said Matsatsantsa is a totally different team since the days he played for them.

"To be honest they have changed a lot since the time I played for them. Everything there has changed, the players and the coaching staff, all has changed," said Mphela, who played for SuperSport from 2006 to 2008 and made 62 appearances, scoring 27 goals.

"We want to go to the next round. We are preparing ourselves well. We know what we have to do on Saturday," he added.