Amakhosi face Ismailia test in Mandela Cup
Amakhosi face Ismailia test in Mandela Cup

Posted in News on Sep 06, 2001.

Kaizer Chiefs will face their toughest opposition yet in the African Cup Winners Cup when they play Ismailia of Egypt at the Ellis Park Stadium on Sunday.

Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung said: "When one compares them to

other teams that we have played in this competition so far, Sunday's

match will definitely be the toughest."

Amakhosi have maintained a hundred percent record in this competition also known

as the Mandela Cup. Their first encounter was against US Stade

Tapponnaise of the Reunion which they won 3-2 on aggregate, while

their second fixture against Sunshine from Seychelles was also won

5-0 on aggregate.

"Things have been going very well for us and we prepared for all

the games differently. We now have new players who will be boosting

the side that has already done well and we know that if we are

serious about winning this cup then we have to win on Sunday.

"Waiting for the second leg could be very dangerous because we

do not know what might happen away from home."

The four new players Motaung refers to are Nhlanhla Kubeka,

Stanton Fredericks, Gary Goldstone and Rene Richards.

Motaung said they were currently viewing tapes of their


"They have good strikers and defensively they are very strong

but that does not worry us because looking at Chiefs at the moment,

we are excelling in every department and our players are dedicated

to fight until the end."

Motaung promised the fans that this game was going to be a

thrilleremphasising this by claiming, "this is our season".

The game will be broadcast live on Supersport 3 at 3 pm.

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