Head Coach, Teboho Moloi has backed his charges to come out stronger following a narrow defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout last Sunday.
Chippa United showed on Sunday once again, that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the Absa Premiership this season.
They played with swag, solid at the back and dominant in the middle. It was only upfront where they were not clinical.
Moloi had words of encouragement for his charges after the game.
“I am proud of my players, and have no doubt that they will grow in character following this defeat.
“Its a hard one to swallow, when you lose under these circumstances, but they have to be stronger,” said Moloi.
Moloi also explained the reason of starting influential Kurt Lentjies on the bench with Andile Mbenyane getting a nod.
“I knew that Steve (Kompela ) having worked with Kurt, had a plan for him, hence I used Andile.
“He gave us a lot when he came on in the second half, he is an influential player, and he cried after the game.
“It showed how badly at his age, he wanted to win this trophy for the Club,” he said.
Moloi registered his dissatisfaction about injury time but congratulated Kaizer Chiefs on proceeding to the next round.
The Rockville, Soweto-born coach said the FIFA break will allow him to do more work on the training ground ahead of the encounters against Free State Stars (away) and Mamelodi Sundowns at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, 25 November 2017.
“We will continue to work on the last attacking third, and various aspects of our game. We need to remain focused, there is a lot to play for in the league in the next few weeks. Our ambition is to compete in Africa, and we will give it a go again on the Nedbank Cup,” added Moloi.
Meanwhile the Club has announced that tickets for the game against Mamelodi Sundowns are already on sale at Ticket Pro outlets nationwide and at the stadium ticket office.
The Rivalry Match is expected to be a thrill a minute encounter with both sides expected to have a good go at one another as always.