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Sekhukhune United Nedbank Cup opponents’ unusual motivation

Managing Director of Liver Brothers, Amukelani Gazide, has revealed why his players are motivated ahead of the clash against Sekhukhune United on Wednesday in the Nedbank Cup.

The Mpumalanga side is the lowest-ranked club in the last 32 stage, as they are currently participating in the SAFA SAB League.

They arrived in Polokwane on Tuesday ahead of the match at Peter Mokaba Stadium at 19:30.


The 38-year-old who took over the running of the Bushbuckridge community club in 2020 insists the Nedbank Cup journey is more than just football for them.

“What I am happy about is that my boys got an opportunity to sleep in a hotel,” he told journalists at the Ranch Hotel where they held their training session. “Now they are excited that they slept in a hotel.”

“So, they are going to win because if we win this game. I want another away game in Durban or Cape Town so they can enjoy it. I want my boys to enjoy.”

Liver Brothers Management ahead of Nedbank Cup last 32
Liver Brothers Management ahead of Nedbank Cup last 32. Picture taken by Ofhani Muyani


“We know that Sekhukhune have not been playing well so they will try and change their gear on us. But we are not going to allow that. We are ready and we are here in Polokwane.

This is home you, remember Bushbuckridge was part of Limpopo years ago. So, Limpopo is still the same place for us that’s why we are not afraid.”

Liver Brothers had to play over 10 matches to qualify for the last 32 round. The club was formed in 1965 by a late businessman known as Mr Khoza within the Bushbuckridge community.

According to Gazide the name Liver Brothers comes from Mr Khoza’s initials.

“The Nedbank Cup journey also motivated people from home because people think this can only happen only with a professional team or when you are staying in Johannesburg or somewhere.”

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