Chippa United defender, Diamond “Dyzer” Thopola has urged his teammates to do everything possible to win the home game ahead of Ajax Cape Town visit on Saturday, 06 May 2017.
The former Thanda Royal Zulu defender returned from an injury lay off, coming on as a substitute against Maritzburg United, and starting against Orlando Pirates before getting subbed in the closing stages of the game.
Speaking to the media after training on Thursday Thopola said; “Its important to start winning our home games. We do no want to go to Free State in a position where we must win at all costs.
Chippa United has been in East London since Tuesday, and visited Mdantsane City and uLwazi High School on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
“We appreciate the love and support we have been getting despite our circumstances at this stage.
“The people here have been amazing, and it is heartwarming for us as players.
On Ajax Cape Town Thopola added; “The two teams are aware of each other’s strength.
“We are focusing on our game though, and must work hard to win.
“There are no easy games as everyone at this stage of the season is fighting for something.
“The most important thing for us is to take ourselves out of the situation we put ourselves in,” added Thopola.
Chippa United will be counting on the fitness of one of their brightest stars this season, Thopola who got his first cap for Bafana Bafana back in March.
Chippa United will face Supersport United in their last home game of the season on Wednesday, 17 May 2017.