Gilbert Baruti of the Police XI
Thursday Nov 06, 2014. 13:22
Police XI head coach Junior Letlamoreng has warned their brothers in arms, BDF XI not to expect an easy match when they meet in the second leg of the Mascom Top 8 quarterfinals at SSKB Stadium in Mogoditshane on Saturday afternoon.
Both sides played to a 2-2 draw in the first leg which was played at Molepolole Sports Complex on October 30.
Though they conceded two goals at home, Letlamoreng is confident that his troops can go to the army barracks and cause an upset. Matebele are the defending champions after beating Township Rollers 5-4 on post-match penalties in last season’s competition.
“We’re aware what is needed for us to go through to the next stage. We were unfortunate not to win the first leg at home but we still stand a chance. The pressure is on BDF XI as the defending champions.
"We’ll go to BDF XI and fire all the cylinders because we want to book a place in the semis. We might have conceded two goals at home but this is a different ball game altogether,” said Letlamoreng.
The Jungle Kings visit the defending champions with their tails high following a midweek 1-0 League win over Motlakase. Just like in the recent weeks, Letlamoreng will once again pin his hopes of free-scoring Gilbert Baruti to deliver the goals.
“We’ve got few injury worries but we’ll assess the concerned players before the game. It is important to have all our key players for this duel,” Letlamoreng added.