Masehe wants the Maize Cup

Masehe wants the Maize Cup
Paulus Masehe of Free State Stars

by Brian Lee

Friday Jul 14, 2017. 17:57

Free State Stars skipper Paulus Masehe says they are out to lift the 2017/18 Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup when they meet Paltinum Stars on Saturday.

Ea Lla Koto's skipper believes they stand a good chance of lifting the trophy for the one day tournament as they know the venue better than any team in the top flight.

The James Motlatsi Stadium is an alternative home to the Bethlehem-based side and is familiar turf.

Masehe was speaking after the club conducted coaching clinics on Friday in Orkney as they entertained school kids from the surrounding areas.

“I am grateful to have a chance with the young ones, it is always special to help kids because we were kids as well,” said Masehe.

“We know their passion and it brings joy for them to see us not on television. They responded very well in our drills and exercises when they saw us.

"They initially struggled a bit but became better as we played and they really enjoyed our company.

“Coming to the tournament, look, it is pre-season and we will do our best to win this trophy. We are still measuring our progress.

“We want to win this one against Platinum Stars to boost our morale ahead of the new PSL season.”

The first semi-final will be staged at James Motlatsi Stadium on Saturday morning at 10:00.