Jacky Motshegwa of Bloemfontein Celtic and Hendrick Ekstein of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs at Free State Stadium on 20 August 2017 © Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix
Friday Dec 01, 2017. 13:30
The Telkom Knockout final will take centre stage this Saturday when Bidvest Wits tackle Bloemfontein Celtic for a whopping R4 million in prize money.
However, Siwelele midfielder Jacky Motshegwa insists they do not care about the Clever Boys' cup pedigree because he wants to lift his second TKO trophy.
The Free State side last won the trophy when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in 2012 at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium and the 29-year-old was part of the victorious squad.
Coach Veselin Jelusic's attack will be led by Motshegwa as they invade the Princess Magogo Stadium in Kwa-Mashu on Saturday to end their trophy drought.
“It is going to be a difficult encounter against Wits. We are working hard to win this cup as we did in 2012. The coach is encouraging us,” Motshegwa is quoted by IOL.
“It is not elementary to reach cup finals. We’ve work hard as the team. It all about team work at Celtic. Our character will be tested in this match.
“We have a good coach who encourages us to play an attacking game. We’ve improved a lot in our final third. Our decision-making has been better.
"We are not in a bad position in the league. Only three points separate us from number one. We are also in the final now. So it has been a decent start for us. We are looking forward to