Fileccia determined to lift Nedbank Cup with Maritzburg United16/05/2018
Nedbank Cup top-scorer Andrea Fileccia is determined to cap the best season in the club’s history with victory in the Nedbank Cup final against Free State Stars in Cape Town on Saturday.
The Brlgian forward has netted three times in the Nedbank Cup this campaign to head the scorers’ chart, and has nine goals in all competitions as he looks to hit double-figures for the first time in his career.
Fileccia, 26, has been the mainstay of the Maritzburg attack, with his clever runs and clinical finishing.
“We worked so hard to reach this cup final. That was one of our goals at the start of the season,“ Fileccia told IOL. “We want to bring the trophy to Maritzburg.
"This has been my best season in South Africa and this has also been the best season in the club’s history. I’ve scored three goals in this competition and I want to add to that tally on Saturday.
“I’m feeling good and looking forward to the game. We will give it our all.”
Fileccia will be coming up against his former side having left Stars for Maritzburg at the start of the 2016/17 season, but he says he has nothing to prove to the team that let him go.
“I don’t have anything to prove against Free State. Yes, they are my former team but I will treat it as a normal game. I want to win my first trophy in South Africa,” Fileccia said.
Tickets for the decider are available at TicketPro outlets nationwide, including Edgars, Edgars active, Edgars connect, Jet, Jet Mart, Postnet and CAN.
They are selling at R40 for adults and R15 for children under 12, and can also be purchased online at TicketPro (www.ticketpro.co.za).
Aside from the football, there will be plenty more entertainment on the day, with the match to kick-off at 19h00.
*The views represented are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent those of Nedbank.