“Work continues for us,” comments coach Steve Komphela, while watching Amakhosi’s pre-match practice session on Friday. “We are always geared up for the next game, and Ajax is next. The mood remains professional and upbeat ahead of this fixture. The team is conscious of the challenges and the massive responsibility that comes with wearing this badge.”
Kaizer Chiefs will travel to Cape Town’s Athlone Stadium to face the unpredictable Ajax Cape Town. The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 25 February (kick-off is at 20:15).
“I have noted the comments from the Ajax camp,” Komphela reacts. “They are uncomfortable with their league position. That can pose a danger or be an opportunity to make full use of their situation. We will give them the respect they deserve, but that will not change our objective of winning this game.”
Amakhosi are chasing their sixth consecutive win to remain amongst the championship leaders.
Currently a point adrift from Absa Premiership table leaders Bidvest Wits, Amakhosi have collected 33 points from 18 outings. The Urban Warriors were flirting with the danger zone earlier in the season, but under new coach Stanley Menzo they have climbed up the league ladder to 19 points from 18 matches.
“We are happy to have Erick ‘Tower’ Mathoho back in the team,” confirms Steve Komphela. “He missed last week’s match against Highland Park due to suspension, although Daniel Cardoso came in and did well. However, it’s déjà vu this weekend with now Lorenzo Gordinho out on suspension. Otherwise, we have a clean bill of health from the medical room.”
Sparks always fly when Amakhosi visit Cape Town and the supporters will be waiting in anticipation of another potential humdinger between the two sides.