Polokwane City first-choice goalkeeper George Chigova says his side does not need any motivation for the last 32 round Nedbank Cup Limpopo derby against Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday evening. Kick-off at 19:30.
Chigova says they take this Cup match seriously with the hope of their league form improving from the momentum built in the cup run.
The Zimbabwe international has kept three sheets and conceded 20 goals in 15 matches this season and he says defending should be a team effort.
Chigova hopes Rise and Shine wraps up the match in regulation time, saying they need to reserve some energy for their weekend fixture.
Even though the 29-year-old is usually dependable on penalties the keeper does not want to be overconfident should the match drag to a shoot-out.
Meanwhile, Baroka FC captain and goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze says his side wants to replicate what they did last season by trying to fight for a trophy.
Chipezeze says it was a good feeling winning the Telkom Knockout Cup and wants the new players in the squad to experience the same feeling too.
After being eliminated in the opening round of the Nedbank Cup last season Chipezeze says they have done their homework this time around.
Chipezeze will be facing his countryman in the opposite goals Chigova, against whom he is also competing for the number one jersey at the Zimbabwe national team.
The Baroka skipper says the derby is not about him proving to national selectors that he can be better than Chigova but to help his side progress. – Report by Lethabo Kganyago