Posted: 21 January 2018
New Golden Arrows central midfielder Sandile Zuke says he is looking forward to his return to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to face his former team Chippa United on Sunday.
Zuke, who left the Chilli Boys for Abafana Bes’thende earlier this month, has already earned praise from his new coach Clinton Larsen after an impressive debut performance against SuperSport United last weekend, a game the KwaZulu-Natal side won 1-0.
Though the 30-year-old’s familiarity with Tebogo Moloi’s side might work in his favour in this fixture, he acknowledges that in football nothing is certain.
“I expect a tough game,” Zuke told KickOff.com.
“I’m on the other side now, so I will just try to help Arrows get three points. Yeah, it does a bit [work in his favour] because I know each and every player there, but you know that counts for very little in football.”
Asked if by that statement he meant he knows where to hurt Chippa, Zuke responded: “No I’m not saying that. I’m saying I know how Chippa plays because I’ve been there. It’s because I never wanna lose to my former team or any other team for that matter.”
The Kaizer Chiefs development product, who hails from KwaMakhutha, hopes the Chilli Boys faithful give him a warm reception on Sunday instead of booing him.
“I’m sure they will give me a warm welcome,” he said ahead of the 15h30 kick-off.