Grobler on MNT8 Cup final and rest of the season

04 October, 2019

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SuperSport United forward Bradley Grobler is looking forward to the big 2019 MTN8 Cup final in Soweto on Saturday night.

Grobler on MNT8 Cup final and rest of the season

SuperSport United forward Bradley Grobler is looking forward to the big 2019 MTN8 Cup final in Soweto on Saturday night.

The Matsatsantsa marksman has been on top form since the beginning of the season and has also been scoring goals in both the league and Cup matches.

Grobler is optimistic that his team United will show what they are made of in all what the 2019-2020 season is offering.

On Playing for The Badge:

“SuperSport United has stuck by me through the good and bad times so any time I get to pull on the SuperSport United jersey and play for the Badge it motivates me to do my best and represent what the club stands for,” said the Matsatsantsa striker.

United are highly motivated going into this match following a 1-0 league victory at home against AmaZulu last weekend.

Level of confidence in the team:

“The confidence is high but more importantly the atmosphere within the camp is really positive. We have a great group of players who get along extremely well and a technical team that is managing that in the right way so we confident and looking forward to the game as well as the rest of the season,” said Grobler form his home town in Benoni on the eve of the final.

Matsatsantsa will be playing in this competition for the third consecutive time after emerging victorious in 2017 against Cape Town City on penalties at the Durban’s 2010 FIFA World Cup venue Moses Mabhida Stadium. Last season, United lost out to the same outfit at the same venue, again on spot-kicks.

“On his partnership with new signing Thamsanqa Gabuza:

“I’m really enjoying playing alongside Gabuza. He works hard, he holds the ball up well and he has a great attitude. All-round he is a great guy to have around on and off the field,” concluded the son of the legendary Les Grobler.

Matsatsantsa, whose Cup pedigree speak volumes, will rely heavily on players such as Grobler, Gabuza, Clayton Daniels, Ronwen Williams, Aubrey Modiba and the youthful trio of Teboho Mokoena, Sipho Mbule and Jamie Webber.

The Cup venue is a familiar territory for United who played three Cup finals in the past where they won two and lost one. They clinched the Nedbank Cup against rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and the Telkom Knockout against Platinum Stars (now renamed Cape Umoya in the National First Division - NFD) respectively. The last one was the MTN8 Cup against Moroka Swallows FC (also in the NFD after buying status from Maccabi FC and renamed Swallows FC under new leadership) and lost 2-1.

The match kicks off at 18:00 and will be televised live on SuperSport International Television channels.