Kaizer Chiefs coach, Molefi Ntseki, says he will be taking a very strong team for the match against Supersport United tonight.
Amakhosi will take on Matsatsantsa in the DStv Premiership match at Peter Mokaba Stadium. Kaizer Chiefs are unbeaten in four matches across all competitions while Supersport United lost one in four matches.
“We are taking a very strong team to SuperSport,” said Nteki. “The guys that are left behind are also very good players with good qualities. The attitude is very good in the squad.
“Those who have been left behind will also raise their hand to be selected for the game against Sundowns. We have done what has to be done in terms of the regeneration and the freshness of the players, and the tactical readiness to go and grind a result against SuperSport.
“It’s a big game. Whenever you play SuperSport, you expect a very tough game, highly physical, highly tactical.
“From our side, we have prepared well for the physical and tactical side of the game. Mentally, we are coming from a draw, so we are looking forward to putting smiles on our faces and the faces of our supporters.
“And also, to go into the next game with confidence, having played well against SuperSport. We are expecting a very tough game. When the going gets tough we need to get tougher, mentally and physically.
“We are facing a former coach of Kaizer Chiefs obviously, so we are looking forward to a good game where we are prepared to give a good performance. Good performances, I always say, will give you good results.”
On Saturday, 23 September Amakhosi will take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8, semi-final, second leg and Ntseki insist that his focus on facing SuperSport.
“For us the SuperSport game is a cup final. You can’t go to the final if you don’t win your semifinal. You have to give your ‘A’ game.
“We have experience of going through situations like this. We had an away game against Stellies in Cape Town before we played Sundowns (in the MTN 8 semifinal first leg).
“I think the guys gave a very good account of themselves and tactically we had a good plan against Stellies, and won that game. We came back to prepare for Sundowns where everything went very well for us, except for the last minute where we were supposed to go home with a win.
“The approach is the same going into this game. It is one game at a time.”
By Zola Doda