LANGELOOP Blue Crane coach, Thokozane Mkhatshwa, says he is confident that his team will win this year’s Selati Cup.
Last year, Blue Crane reached the finals, but were defeated on penalties by Boschfontein FC.
Mkhatshwa was speaking to NEWSHORN at the weekend after his team progressed to the last 32 in the group stage of the tournament.
The team has won all their matches to qualify for the last 32, while four of their players are among the tournament’s leading goal scorers.
Mkhatshwa describes the defeat as a learning curve that assisted them to prepare for this year’s tournament.
“I went back to the drawing board and made some big changes and additions to the squad for this year,” he said.
“Some of last year’s favourite players have been joined by new talents and the results are showing,” Mkhatshwa added.
The team is proving to be worthy of the praises and support it has gained from its supporters. Many of their supporters are adamant that their team will not be beaten. While they have already crowned the champions for this year’s tournament”, others believe the championship is still an open race.
The draw for the last 16 squads will take place at the end of this month, at a soon to be announced venue.
The teams that have qualified for the last 16 will be playing on May 11 and 12 for a place in the quarter-finals.