While it’s impossible to know how much to read into team selection for pre-season friendlies, it would have been interesting for some supporters to see Carlo Cudicini take over the gloves for our first game against Kaiser Chiefs before handing them over to Brad Friedel for the follow up against Orlando Pirates.
Despite our slow start to the Vodacom Challenge, Carlo is bullish about our chances in tomorrow’s final,
“We’ve had two difficult games so far,” said the keeper. “We managed to draw the last one against Pirates but we’ve played two very good teams who both play good football.
“Now we have the final on Saturday and everyone here wants to finish the tour in the proper way, so we’ll be aiming for the win before we travel home.
“No-one should forget that we’re here to train and if you win, of course that’s better, but the main reason is to train and to prepare for the season to come.
Cudicini stepped in at the end of last season and turned in decent performances in our final games and while last week’s selection is unlikely to mean too much, the Italian may be looking forward to an unexpected second choice berth once again in 2011-12.