Supersport United playmaker Cavann Sibeko is confident he will be fit to play in Saturday's Coca-Cola Cup final against Kaizer Chiefs, despite his failure to train this week.
Sibeko sustained a knee injury during their 2-0 loss to Orlando Pirates last weekend, but he insists he will take the field in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
"It's just a slight knock, really," Sibeko told the club's official website.
"I felt a pain on my knee after the Pirates game and decided not to train at the beginning of this week as I didn't want to aggravate the injury," Sibeko said before adding a line that will wipe the smiles off the Chiefs fans' faces. They had hoped that their tormentor would not be available: "I'll be fine (to play) on Saturday."
United coach Pitso Mosimane admitted that he would still play Sibeko even though the playmaker could not train.
"He's the kind of player who would start even if he was unable to train all week, especially against Chiefs," Mosimane said. "I'll be happy if he tells me he's fit to just play."
Sibeko still has fond memories of Matsatsantsa's 3-0 drubbing of Chiefs last May.
"It was by far my best performance against them, but you should understand that that was only a league match. To repeat that in a cup final is difficult, a 3-0 scoreline in our favour is even more daunting," he said.
"So, while I accept that certain people would expect me to perform as I did on that night, I know it won't be entirely possible (on Saturday)."