Mubaiwa war cry

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JOHANNESBURG — Witbank Spurs captain Patrick Mubaiwa said the South Africa football club should use its Nedbank Cup success as a springboard to turn around their league campaign.

Spurs are still basking in the glory of booking a place in the next round of South Africa’s prime cup competition after they gained a measure of revenge against rivals Mpumalanga Black Aces.

Mubaiwa said the team should build on that victory to stave off relegation.

“We displayed great teamwork against Aces and we should strive for similar performances so that we move up the log.

“The victory is a major boost to our prospects of moving up the standings. The morale is high and everyone is determined,” Mubaiwa said.

Spurs are placed second-bottom of the first division after a disappointing 2011/2012 campaign.

The player, who is twin brother to teammate Peter, meanwhile rated his team’s chances in the Nedbank Cup.

The tournament has proven a favourite hunting ground for teams in the lower divisions.

Since its inception in 2008, first division sides Aces, University of Pretoria and most recently Black Leopards have played in the final.

It is only once, in 2010, that the final was contested by Premiership sides. Bidvest Wits beat Amazulu 3-0 in the final at the revamped Soccer City ahead of the Fifa World Cup.

“Anything is possible. Aces, University of Pretoria and Leopards have all played in the final, which shows that teams from the first division cannot be underrated. However, they lost in the finals.

“We want to go one better than that and achieve history,” Mubaiwa said in an exclusive interview. — CAJ News