Heric: EC Needs The Cup
Posted: 8 May 2021
Relegation-threatened Chippa United will today put aside their struggles in the DSTV Premiership to compete in their first-ever Cup Final when they face Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC this evening.
The Chilli Boys’ new Head Coach Vladislav Heric told The Beautiful Game ahead of the final;
“I like the fact that Eastern Cape never had a representative in a Cup final before, and it’s a great opportunity for us to give them that Cup and to celebrate with the people here. We are all playing for them and we are all trying to win this for them.
“The second stage is bringing international football here, it would be wonderful to bring global football to the Eastern Cape because Eastern Cape is an area we all know is not developed in football. We barely have a team from Eastern Cape who has won anything. There is very good team in the ABC Motsepe League, very competitive and there is a lot of good facilities, there is financial assistance, everything, but for some reason, football lost popularity.
“So God-willingly, we win this International football here, that will be huge boost for the entire area and I think people will start to think differently in regards to football in this province,” concluded Heric.
The encounter kicks off at 18H00 this evening in Bloemfontein, with the final to be aired on both the pay-television bouquet and the national broadcaster.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.