Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Matsi says he is ready to don the club’s jersey and do what he does best on the field of play.
The former University of Pretoria midfielder told Goal that he is ready to come back to playing after suffering a hamstring injury last year.
He was forced to remain on the sidelines for eight weeks, but he is now back to full training and could be in line to start for the Citizens in their next match at Cape Town Stadium next Sunday.
Benni McCarthy’s men will face Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup Last Eight at home next weekend as they want to redeem themselves.
The Mamelodi-born versatile player revealed that he missed the game and is looking forward to meeting his former teammate, Aubrey Ngoma who now plays for the former African champions.
Just after their failure to lift the MTN8 Cup and recent Caf Confederation cup exit, Matsi said they want to redeem themselves and win the Ke Yona trophy.
“I think I have two weeks now training with the guys and I have fully recovered. It feels great to be back and I missed training and the game so much,” he told Goal.
“I was injured last year, I had a hamstring issue and then as I recovered from it, someone fell on my knee in training and I was ruled out for eight weeks – it was back to square one for me,” he recalled.
Speaking about their massive upcoming clash against the Brazlians at home, the 28-year-old said it is a must win for them, but he remains wary of meeting his ex-teammate, Ngoma.
Matsi explained that it is not easy to face the left-footed winger who can score and create chances at any given time, but he is confidently looking forward to the clash.
“It is a tough one, but we will prepare because it is revenge time for. You know they came to Cape Town and bagged the points in the league – it is all about revenge now, we didn’t like losing at home,” added Matsi.
“It’s always nice to play derby and everyone wanted to meet Ubuntu, we all wanted that game but we got a big club," continued the ex-AmaTuks man..
“It’s always never easy to play against him (Ngoma), he is clever, you will never know what to expect from him and I am sure he has some surprise for us, but we will see how it goes.
“Remember we lost the MTN8 cup final and the Caf exit was disappointin, so this is the only chance to redeem ourselves,” concluded the midfielder.