Xolani Mdaki has told chippautdfc.co.za that he and his teammates are looking to keep the momentum when they visit Golden Arrows on Saturday, 15 October 2016.
The Chilli Boys were in a bullish mood away to Baroka FC in their last Absa Premiership outing, handing the hosts a 4-1 drubbing.
“It was imperative for us to do well in that game, having drawn our last league game away to SuperSport United, and lost against Mamelodi Sundowns in the semi finals of the MTN8,” said Mdaki who made his debut against his former team Mamelodi Sundowns at the same game.
“It is important for us to keep the momentum going when we visit Golden Arrows this coming weekend.
“We played them during preseason, and they can be dangerous. One has to look at how well they have done thus far, we cannot afford to take them lightly,” warned “Slaughter” as Mdaki is affectionately known in football circles.
“The preparations for the game have been going well. We got to play a competitive friendly against Cape Town All Stars this past weekend, and should be ready come Saturday.
“Slaughter” reflected on his debut for Chippa United.
“It was a special moment for me, and I am grateful to the Technical Team as well as my teammates for the support.
“It was unfortunate that we lost on the day but we learned a lot as the team and we can only get better,” said Mdaki who played in the heart of the midfield in the absence of Thamsanqa Sangweni.
“I am happy to play anywhere the Technical Team deploys me,” said Mdaki who can also play as a centre back.
“I am learning a lot from the likes of Thami Sangweni whom I rate highly as one of the best locally in the holding role.
Mdaki also looks fondly on his time with Djugardens in Sweden; ” Europe was an eye opener for me, but now it’s time to take my career to the next level.
“I am grateful of the opportunity granted to me by Chippa United have and am in the right place to develop as a player and achieve my dreams.
Born in a talent-rich Daveyton, Mdaki added that he wants to inspire the next generation of footballers in his area.
“Daveyton has produced some of the best players in the country in the past, and I want to inspire the next generation of footballers during my time in Port Elizabeth.
“Talk is cheap and I know that nothing will beat hard work,” closed Mdaki.