After a third straight clean sheet in Chippa United’s 1-0 win over Stellenbosch in the South African Premier Soccer League, Ismail Watenga is asking for more.
The result took them to 24 points, two points above the relegation zone, with four games to go, three of those are at home.
But the fight to survive relegation will be on hold as the Chilli Boys now turn their focus on the Nedbank Cup final slated for Saturday, May 8, 2021.
“It’s our focus now,” Watenga told Football256 ahead of the Saturday meeting with Tshakhuma in the Nedbank Cup final.
“We are not in the final by chance, we worked for it, and we would love to seal it in style, and that is winning silverware.”
Chippa has never won silverware; the closest was in 2013/2014 when they won the National Football Division title.
Watenga and team would love to right history since the title guarantees them a ticket to the continent to play in the CAF Confederation Cup.
“Yes, we want to play on the continent, rub shoulders with the best in Africa and see that we develop as players but also get that international exposure,” added the former Vipers SC goalkeeper.
Chippa reached their first Nedbank Cup final in history following a 1-0 victory over Pretoria Callies. Tshakuma edged Denis Onyango’s Mamelodi Sundowns 5-6 on penalties following a goalless draw after extra time.