PSL Promotion Playoff : We are focusing on us – Kapini Tapuwa
Highlands Park snapped up Zimbabwean goalkeeper, Tapuwa Kapini, on a free transfer from AmaZulu and he proved to be just what they need.
Highlands Park has had a great season and their defense was they strongest point.
They have only conceded 18 goals in their entire season.
Highlands Park have a very good balanced team with some players having tasted PSL glory days and that experience will come in handy going into the game against TUKS
Kapini recently told Mabaleng Sports Center that the team is ready and only focusing on themseves, as well he shared his team success as well as the influence of the coach in their good run
” The is nerves, it is a big game, not an easy one but like our Coach always tells us that we need to concentrate just on Highlands Park”
” We know what we want and want to archive cause this is an achievement “
” We are very cautious cause we know they lost against Mbombela and we won against Mbombela so anything can happen to us, so we just need to focus”
“If we can get this three points no one will catch us” he added
When asked what will set them apart from their opponents Tuks he said ” If we as players are on the same page like we were against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup, I think we can achieve our goal”
When asked about what does being promoted to the elite league to some senior players if it will be seen as a second or last chance he replied
” As Senior players, we are about to finish our careers in three or four seasons. I’m not looking at this as my second chance but my first chance hence I’m committing myself in everything I do even at training ”
” a lot of things will change if we get promoted for ourselves, our families and the community as well. So that what we want to achieve to change lives of some young players ” referring to what winning promotion means to the entire team
“The coach brings the calmness if you look at him he not one of those coaches who shout and kicks thing when the team is down. He guides the team calmly”
” He brings discipline to the team if you look at Platinum stars when he was a coach they were disciplined even us here you won’t hear that this player or that player has gone awol ” he added
” As well he coached me before at Silver Stars so I know him and what he wants as well as experts “
” The experience he has as well of winning cups with Platinum Stars he brings those achievements”
” I’m a funny guy they know but when I’m on the field of play I become serious and work”
” We Rudy exprienced, Jermiah experienced, Kapini experience and Kgatla experience no matter he is no playing he guides players on what to do and what not to do even avoid uncessary yellow cards”
“Defensive is all about communication even in training or camps we speak about other teams weak and strong points. I think that is the secret of our defensive record this season”