Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says the PSL All Star side is not taking the Carling Black Label Cup lightly, as they see it as an opportunity to win something this season and to show gratitude to the voting fans.
Khune, who will be playing his first competitive match since his suspension for misconduct at his club, was voted to be in goals in the All Star side that will face Carling Knockout Cup champions Stellenbosch FC in the Black Label Cup on Saturday at the Peter Mokaba stadium.
The 36-year-old says the players want to prove to the fans who voted that they did not make a mistake by picking any of them.
He also emphasised that the fact that the match is happening during a break proves the players’ commitment in wanting to prove their worth and hunger for silverware.
“It’s every player’s dream to win a cup,” said Khune.
“I think it’s very important that we don’t take this game for granted. I think the fans have shown faith in us and there’re so many players in the country that they could have chosen or voted for but they believed that the players that they voted for will deliver the trophy and deliver happiness and put smiles on their faces”
“And I think that’s what we are all here for. I think even us as players a lot of clubs have closed and the league will also resume in February.
“So any player would have been away on vacation or to go see their families or on national team duty but we all decided to honour the call up. And I think that shows how hungry we are and how competitive we are going to be on Saturday against the Black Label winners.”
The Carling Black Label Cup will kick off at 15:00 on Saturday at the Peter Mokhaba Stadium. So far, over 15,000 tickets have been sold and more are still available for just R40.