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Munyai ready hostile welcome

Highlands Park defender Marks Munyai claims he is ready for whatever is waiting for him when he returns to Thoboyandou Stadium for the first time since leaving Black Leopards at the end of last season.

Munyai impressed for Black Leopards last term and was considered one of the leading right backs in the Premier Soccer League. As a result, he was hugely popular with Lidoda Duvha faithful.

However, that popularity was flipped on its head when he stunned everyone involved with the club by agreeing a move to Highlands Park.

And thus, the stage is set for his return on Saturday.

"I feel happy to go and be at home. To be honest it's not going to be easy, we are expecting a tough game," Munyai told KickOff.

"I won't [celebrate if I score a goal]. Since I started soccer I was playing to make my team win, which I will be doing here at Highlands Park. I would like to get three points of course."

He is hoping the fact that he is a born and raised local lad will convince the crowd not to be too harsh upon his return.

"You know people of Venda I don't think they are going to treat me [badly)]... they are going to welcome me in a good way," he continued, rather hopefully.

"Even though it's not all of them but that's the thing I must not put in my mind man. It's not even in my mind, I don't even think about how are they going to treat me or how are they going to welcome me."

"The most important thing is what I'm going to do there. So I'm just focusing on what I'm supposed to do once I get there. I'm going there to play football, to do what I was born to do, then that's it. And help my team to win. That's what matters now."