Chippa United will make a welcome return to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium when they host Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup on Sunday afternoon.
This will be United’s first home game in 2021 since playing all their remaining six DSTV Premiership first round matches away after Nelson Mandela Bay was declared a COVID-19 hotspot.
Victory over the Free State Stars would see the home team qualifying for the last 16 of the Cup. United’s Cameroonian striker, Eva Nga Bienvenu, says they are not expecting an easy match against Free State Stars.
“We are expecting them. They will come here for a win. We must prepare for that, it is not going to be easy we must be ready, give all our best for the game. If we work hard we are going to win the game.”
Meanwhile, Bienvenu is the club’s leading goal scorer with three goals. All his goals were recorded in a league match against Maritzburg United in October, and he has not scored again. Bienvenu says his focus is on helping the team to win matches.
“I am feeling disappointed because if you are a striker you have to score goals. But I am so happy for me, even if don’t score but I make goals for others. It’s part of our game. I feel happy if I contribute for their goals.”
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