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By unknown | Dec 10, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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Ajax Cape Town marksman Sifiso Vilakazi says he is more focused on winning his team the Telkom Knockout final against Orlando Pirates in Durban on Saturday than personal glory.

Vilakazi reckons the R150000 jackpot he could get as the tournament's top goal scorer if he scores his fifth goal in the final, would come as an added bonus though.

"If I score and I win the prize it will be through a collective effort," said Vilakazi, who sounded relaxed when Sowetan spoke to him from Cape Town yesterday.

"I will not be selfish but I will set up my teammates who will be in a better position to score. For me it is not all about the money, but about Ajax winning the tournament."

Asked if he will go down on his knees and beg the coach to allow him to take a penalty if they win one in the regulation or in extra time, a laughing Vilakazi said he will not do that.

"The coach knows who is the best player to take penalties and I will not be frustrated if I'm not allowed to take it. I'm not under pressure to win this prize as many people have been made to believe. I'm going out there to play my normal game."

He also admitted that their 1-0 win over The Buccaneers in the Absa Premiership last Saturday has inspired them for the final.

But for Vilakazi to win the prize he will need to find the net in the regulation or in extra time. This is because goals scored in a penalty shootout will not be counted for the prize.

Vilakazi scored a hat trick in their 3-2 win over his former employers Free State Stars in the semifinal thriller of Ziwa Mo in East London a fortnight ago.

The 29-year-old got his first goal of the celebrated tournament in their 3-1 success over Lamontville Golden Arrows in the quarterfinals in Cape Town.

The final, which is on the lips of many football fans, is billed for Chatsworth Stadium and kickoff is at 8.15pm. By 4pm yesterday 15300 tickets had been sold for the 22000-seater stadium.


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