04/02/2012 6:42 AM
Out of the Nedbank Cup by a 4-0 loss to Kaizer Chiefs are Black Leopards. All is not lost as Lidoda Duvha can seek revenge on the glamour boys when they meet for the Absa Premiership tomorrow night.
Leopards might be out of the Nedbank but still have a lot to fight for in improving their standings on the log and are still competing in the CAF Confederations. Abel Makhubela assistant coach of Leopards states that there is still much to do and not too much damage has been done.
“Our exit in the Nedbank Cup is not a disaster but may be a blessing in disguise. This means now we can put more focus on our position in the league much more than anything else. Kaizer Chiefs are a big team and it is no shame losing to them, after all they were the better team on the day.
“But as for the next game I think the previous clash will motivate the players to give their utmost best as now they will know that they must not give respect to Chiefs. The defeat has got our players more concerned and they now know what is at stake. I believe urgency will be keen for the next match”, cited Abel.
Not forgetting that Leopards will still have to travel to the DRC Congo to play a second leg in the CAF Confederations against St Eloi Lupopo on the 6th April 2012, just a day after the encounter with Kaizer Chiefs.
“I think the match against Chiefs will also prepare us for our second leg in Africa on Wednesday. This will serve as motivation and a booster for our boys. We are looking to give our best and hopefully we play as a unit and make our supporters proud”, said Makhubela.