Flames defender Limbikani â€˜Pupaâ€™ Mzava is excited on the prospects of playing in the Telkom Knockout Cup finals on Saturday barely three months after making his South African Football debut.
Bloemfontein Celtic face Mamelodi Sundowns in the final at the Moses Mabida Stadium in Durban.
The former Escom defender is set to start on the right back having played full games of every fixture in Celticsâ€™ run to the final.
It is a big achievement for Mzava, who only started playing for Celtic in September, after spending a full season on the sidelines as he was not registered. He only got registered in August.
â€œI feel anxious that I should be selected to play in Saturdayâ€™s game. This will be a huge moment for me as I have never played in a major cup final since I turned professional.
â€œIf given the chance I will give out my best to make my club as well as my country proud. It will be an honour to get the winners medal at the end of the day,â€ he said.
Mzava is also set to pocket over K2 million (about $6 060) as Celtic management has promised players a R2.1 million ( K82 million) bonus if they win.
Celtic are in the finals of a major cup for the first time since 2005, when led by inspirational Malawian captain John Maduka, now team manager, they won the SAA Top Eight.
Since then, no Malawian player has played a side that won a major cup final. Jimmy Zakazaka scored the winner for Free State Stars in the Baymed Cup final in 2006 but it was a trophy for National First Division teams only.
Joseph Kamwendo (Orlando Pirates) Robert Ngâ€™ambi, Grant Lungu and Harry Nyirenda (Black Leopards) have played in South African major cup finals recently but ended on the losing end.