Kaizer Chiefs full-back Ramahlwe Mphahlele was delighted to have scored the winning goal that saw his side progress to the semi-finals of the 2018 Telkom Knockout Cup on Sunday.
A wonder strike by the Chiefs star ensured that the Soweto giants would finally get the better of SuperSport United and subsequently set up a date with Orlando Pirates in the last four.
“We came here after a loss to Pirates. We were hurting. We wanted to play immediately but we knew we had to wait for this game,” Mphahlele told SuperSport TV.
“These guys for the past eight games we’ve never beaten them. So today we said guys it has to come to end. We need to wear our hearts on our sleeves, and work hard for the team and the supporters,” he added.
“I’m very happy. It was a team effort. Everybody worked hard. We fought today. Today I saw a Kaizer Chiefs team that put their hearts on their sleeves, getting into tackles. Yes, we have a good team technically but sometimes we need to be hard and fight with them. We knew they were going to come stronger and they are very aggressive,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Mphahlele’s strike will certainly be up there as one of the goals of the tournament, and even the player himself couldn’t help but be excited by the strike.
“I wanted to take a touch but I saw that the ball was coming nicely to me, I just had to lean on the ball and just strike it,” Mphahlele recalled.
“It was a wonderful goal. After missing a penalty we had to come back quicker. I’m happy. I don’t usually score these kind of goals. It was a damn good goal. I’m happy that we won. That’s the most important thing,” he concluded.