JOHANNESBURG – “We want it very badly,” SuperSport United’s utility player Aubrey Modiba said of the club’s desire to get their hands on the MTN8 trophy.
Last season Modiba and his teammates watched Cape Town City lift the trophy at their expense at Moses Mabhida Stadium. The Citizens won that contest on penalties after the match ended goalless in extra-time.
SuperSport were given a taste of their own medicine having beaten the same team on penalties, at the same venue, to win the same trophy two seasons ago. The disappointment of last season is driving Matsatsantsa a Pitori ahead of their clash with Highlands Park on Saturday at Orlando Stadium in the MTN8 final.
“We lost it in the final last season; that still hurts. We have started well this season, so it would be nice for us to get something out of the performances that we have been putting in in every game. We want it very bad,” Modiba said.
The two teams, SuperSport and Highlands, have been stand-out performers in the season so far. While SuperSport have been good in the cup and the league, Highlands have been inconsistent in the league but solid in the cup.