By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
MAM ELODI Sundowns’ influential striker, Anthony Laffor believes that their 2-0 victory over AmaZulu in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout is their turning point towards some positive results.
Laffor was speaking after his club was drawn against SuperSport United in the semi-finals of the competition this morning.
Apart from the Tshwane derby in this semi-final matches which is likely to be played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane after United won the home ground, the draw also saw Free State Stars being pitted against rivals, Bloemfontein Celtic in a Free State derby.
Said Laffor :“It is a fact that SuperSport are at their best for and very difficult to play against, but we can beat them. The match against AmaZulu has brought our confidence back of winning matches.”
United’s Franklyn Cale was equally positive that they will do well against Sundowns.
“We are expecting a tough match against Sundowns, especially that they would want to revenge after we beat them in the final match of the Nedbank Cup. We are equally ready for them though and this is going to be an exciting derby,” said the tough Cale.
Matsatsantsa A Pitori booked their place in this semi-final match after their away 2-0 victory over Maritzburg United last Friday.
Meanwhile fans in the Free State province can expect fire-works when Ea Lla Koto welcomes Siwelele Sa Masele in another semi-final match.
Stars earned their passage through to the semis after they edged out BidVest Wits University while Celtic took Orlando Pirates by surprise with a 4-3 victory after penalty shoot-out. This after the match produced a spectacular six goals thriller when it was ended in a 3-3 draw after the regulated time, including extra-time.