Register Login Live

Telkom Knockout

Mlambo On Soweto Derby Midfield Battle

Orlando Pirates midfielder Xola Mlambo spoke about the midfield battle against Kaizer Chiefs in their Telkom Knockout semi-final on Saturday. 

Read: Bucs Ends Chiefs' TKO Hopes To Advance To Final

The Buccaneers advanced to final of the Telkom Knockout after defeating Soweto rivals Chiefs 2-1 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Mlambo, who scooped up the Man of the Match award, commented on Chiefs packing the midfield.

“It was definitely not an easy game. Kaizer Chiefs is a great team to play against. Playing Kaizer Chiefs twice in a row in a period of two weeks [four weeks] is not easy. So the guys gave in a great push and we were fortunate to come out with a victory. We created the chances and lucky for us we managed to convert them,” Mlambo told SuperSpor after the game.

“When you’re playing against the likes of Mido [George Maluleka] and [Willard] Katsande but we got Musa [Nyatama] as well experience,

"I got [Thabiso] Kutumela in front of me, he’s a great number ten. He plays in between the lines. I have [Thembinkosi] Lorch. So it was difficult competition in midfield.

"They packed the midfield and we had to pack it as well. We managed to pull through and dominated it if I could say.”

This article is brought to you by Telkom. Dial *123#, purchase a Mo’Nice bundle & you could win R1 Mil! Predict the score & have your bundle multiplied or win other great prizes!. Click here for more info.

 

12 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Clear-Out Continues With 7 More…

248 Jul 27, 2021 06:38 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Retired This Year

2 Jul 27, 2021 07:25 PM in World News

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

46 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

43 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Begin Trimming Squad, Second Exit Imminent

30 Jul 27, 2021 03:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Exclusive: Zungu Update, Agent Comments On Chiefs Link

83 Jul 28, 2021 03:09 PM in Players Abroad

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

46 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

CBL: Two Surprise Inclusions For Chiefs

121 Jul 29, 2021 01:01 PM in Soweto Derby

Pitso Targeting Chiefs Starlet?

81 Jul 29, 2021 11:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Big-Name Players Who Returned To Africa

3 Jul 28, 2021 12:20 PM in African Football

Chiefs Announce More Contract Business

107 Jul 27, 2021 04:16 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

16 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pirates Player Exit Imminent...

6 Jul 26, 2021 07:58 PM in Orlando Pirates