NedbankCup : Introducing: Milford MC
Division: KwaZulu-Natal ABC Motsepe League
Coach: Edward Williams
Previous Nedbank Cup Last 32 appearances: None
Milford FC was established in Richard’s Bay in 2012 and has already made great strides in the last few years.
They made the ABC Motsepe League national playoffs last season, taking them one step away from the National First Division, and are now in the Last 32 of the Nedbank Cup for the first time.
The club is coached by former SuperSport United and Platinum Stars midfielder Edward Williams, who only retired from playing the game at the end of last season.
He brings a wealth of top-flight knowledge after an extensive career in the Premier Soccer League and knows what it takes to win major trophies, including the Nedbank Cup competition as a player in 2005.
The team has a mix of youth and experience that includes former AmaZulu and Mpumalanga Black Aces forward Siyabonga Vilane and former BidVest Wits and Vasco da Gama midfielder Enrico Adolph.
“There is great excitement within the team, a huge buzz among the players and the technical team,” team manager Sipetu Pupuma says of their qualification for the Nedbank Cup Last 32.
“It was a real ambition of ours to make the Nedbank Cup Last 32 to show the country the kind of talent we have at the club and to show that we are serious about becoming a professional team.”
The club’s home kit is red, while they play away in blue.
Milford FC get their name from Pupuma’s father. “As one of the founder members of the club I thought it was a good way of honouring him,” Pupuma adds.
Source : PSL Media