The Phunya Sele Sele boss hopes to guide his troops to Ke Yona glory after their win over Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele
Phunya Sele Sele booked a spot in the Ke Yona final on Saturday afternoon and the Malawi legend says he remembers their glory back in 2005 as a skipper when they clinched the SAA Supa8 title.
“In 2005 I was one of the players…in the Supa 8,” said Maduka in his post-match interview.
“Now we have another chance, to win the Nedbank Cup…it will not be easy but we are looking forward to that game.”
After facing coach Dylan Kerr’s side in an empty Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Maduka heaped praise on his players but laments their failure to convert their chances.
“I think we started well, we knew they were a team that would try and get us on the counter-attack,” he added.
“So, we had to make sure we took the game to them and also make sure we were balanced at the back because we knew they would be quick on the break.
“In the first half we could have scored three or four, our decision making was not always good but we are happy to be in the final.”
Against a one-man down Baroka, Celtic found the back of the net through skipper Ndumiso Mabena and two late strikes courtesy of Sepana Letsoalo.
Meanwhile, Siwelele will now turn their focus to their Premier Soccer League (PSL) encounter against SuperSport United next weekend at Bidvest Stadium.
In addition, Maduka will also hope to lead the club to cup glory as well as finishing in the top eight as they sit ninth on the log table with 28 points from 23 league matches so far.