Coastal United midfielder Thabo Nodada has assured fans that the players will not be taking the DStv Compact Cup lightly.
The inaugural DStv Compact Cup gets underway on Saturday, 22 January with both semi-finals taking place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Nodada, who is in the United line-up to face Dinaledi, reveals it has been encouraging to hear all the players are hyped up for the tournament.
“It is important for us to give the fans the respect that they deserve and this can only be through displaying good performances. All the players that have been selected are here because fans made the effort of voting. This simply means that each and every player that is here cannot afford to take this competition lightly,” Nodada said in a press release.
“It is also quite encouraging that all the players are present in camp are indeed raring to go on Saturday.” he added.
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Coach Dylan Kerr will lead out Warriors for their semi-final against Amabutho at 18h00 and he feels the tournament provides a good platform to get the supporters more involved.
“This is a really good initiative by the sponsors (DStv), more especially if you consider the fact that fans have not been in the stadium for a very long time due to the pandemic. This has allowed them to be a part of the team and more importantly, have a say and influence on the game," Kerr added.
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