Head Coach Joel Masutha says that GladAfrica Championship side Pretoria Callies want to make history in their first season as a professional club, and they could take one step closer if they can beat Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals on Saturday.
Masutha, who only joined Callies at the start of the month, replacing Sammy Troughton, says they know it won’t be easy against the Gqeberha team, but they are going for the win.
The former TTM coach says they’re ready to fight for the victory, and a historic spot in the final.
“Ja, no, we’re looking forward to a very, very difficult match, you know, knowing that we’re playing a DStv Premiership side,” Masutha said in the pre-match press conference.
“It’s not going to be easy, it has never been easy. Even if DStv teams lose, lose their games, you know, you still see that you have to fight to get that victory.”
“But we also have a new team, New Kids on the Block. And we would like to make history in our first seaos in the GladAfrica Championship.”
“So we are going out to give our all and play for a win. And then hopefully, the result will be on our side.”
The two coaches have a bit a bit of history, with Masutha having worked with Siyabulela Gwambi during his time at Chippa United.
“Ja, no, it will be very, very nice. And I will give him a very, very good welcome. You know, I’ll try and make him as comfortable as I possibly can.”
“But at the same time, you know, I would like to beat him, would like to beat Chippa. So, a good welcome. a warm welcome. But a rude, very rude welcome inside the field, you know, because we want to make history.”
“Like I said, we want to win the match and friendship aside., we’ll be friends before the game. And then friends again after the match.”