The talented goalkeeper helped Bidvest Wits storm into the Telkom Knockout final at the weekend, following a 3-0 win over visiting Santos. They will meet defending league champions, Orlando Pirates at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on December 10.
“This is my first final with Wits in four seasons and I am very happy about it,” said Murambadoro.
Wits go into the all-Johannesburg face-off on the back foot, following an inferior cup record compared with the Buccaneers, but that does not faze the Zimbabwe international.
“Reaching the final means we can lift the trophy. We are equally strong and stand the same chance of winning. I do not believe they are the favourites. Whoever wants it more on the day will clinch it,” added the 29-year-old.
The last time Wits won a cup final, they thrashed Amazulu 3-0 at the then newly-opened Soccer City Stadium in the 2009/10 season.
The Gokwe-born keeper missed that triumph on loan at Mpumalanga Black Aces. He is now the first choice goalkeeper in place of the injured Emile Baron.
Winning the final Telkom Knockout will add a silver lining to Murambadoro’s career in the ABSA Premiership, where he has been dogged by injury and some woeful team and individual performances at times.
He was relegated with Hellenic in 2006 and infamously shipped out of Benoni Premier United after letting in six goals in a league match against Platinum Stars the following season.Post published in: Football