Kurt Lentjies has insisted that he and his teammates are fully focused on the next game against Free State Stars next Wednesday, 22 November before they can start to think about the much talked about Absa Premiership #WozaNazo clash against Mamelodi Sundowns three days later.
The Port Elizabeth-based side is facing a tough week ahead as they travel to Bethelehem on Wednesday, before returning to the Bay to face Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday (25 November )
In an exclusive interview with Umhlobo Wenene, Lentjies said,
“The focus for everyone at Chippa United is on the Free State Stars match. It is a tough game and we have to be ready for them come Wednesday. We can start thinking about the next game after our game against Free State Stars.
Lentjies gave an update on his injury revealing that he has not trained with his teammates since the collision with Itumeleng Khune.
“I have not trained with the team since the incident, as I received strict instructions to rest for 10 days following the injury. I am on the road to recovery, and will go for a follow up concussion test tomorrow, and take it from there,” said Lentjies who revealed that he his first job was as Sales Consultant in Cape Town.
Reflecting on his football background Lentjies said; “My dream was always to play football, I never wanted to do anything else.
“My road was not an easy one, but after all these years I continue to give my all in each and every training session,” continued Lentjies.
He added that they have put the disappointment of losing to Kaizer Chiefs behind them, and are now focusing on finishing as high as possible in the league.
Chippa United are currently in 6th position on the Absa Premiership league table.
“It was disappointing to lose against Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Cup, but we have put that behind us and are fully focused on our next game.
Lentjies watched from a distance last season as Chippa United fought relegation, “We do not want to find ourselves in the same position the team was towards the end of last season. Our aim is to finish as high up on the log as possible this season.
“It is also my ambition to win silverware with the Club. I would not have come here if I did not believe I have a chance of winning something with the Chilli Boys,” said Chippa no. 32.
“We are going to continue giving it our all, as a means to give back to the people of this Province for their support,” concluded Lentjies.