Abel Mabaso has told chippautdfc.co.za that he and his teammates are calm ahead of what promises to be a pulsating Absa Premiership encounter at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Tuesday, 16 September 2017.
Chippa United is welcoming Baroka FC, with kick-off billed for 19h30.
Mabaso made his first appearance for Chippa United away to Orlando Pirates a game Chippa United lost.
They made amends in their first home game of the season with Mabaso playing a sterling role and grabbing one of the two goals in his home debut.
“It felt great to make my full debut at home in front the of the fans and scoring a goal was a special moment to top it off,” said the former Ajax Cape Town midfielder.
How did he end up in Port Elizabeth?
“I have known the coach, Dan Malesela, for sometime and I spoke to him while the team was in Durban. I trained with the team and participated in a few of the pre-season friendlies.
Mabaso said it was the brand of football that attracted him to the Port Elizabeth-based side.
“The brand of football we stand for is what I enjoy the most about the club.
Mabaso is aware that a game against Baroka FC is a big test for the Chilli Boys insisting that he and his teammates are ready.
” We had a captain’s session yesterday, now we are all in a calm state in camp and look forward to tonights encounter,” he added.