Tonight’s midweek DStv Premiership match against TS Galaxy gives Kaizer Chiefs an immediate opportunity to bounce back from their disappointing 2-1 defeat to Chippa United last weekend and bring some joy to the millions of Amakhosi faithful who live and breathe Gold & Black.
The Glamour Boys will no doubt head onto the fixture with the express intention of scoring goals and keeping Galaxy at bay. Much responsibility on ensuring the latter will fall on Njabulo Blom at the base of the Chiefs midfield, where his main remit will be to break up play and protect his defence, as well as start attacks from deep lying positions.
The 22-year-old is in prime shape for the match and is eager to make amends for last weekend.
“I’m fully fit for the game and have been training hard, so I’m happy and healthy, ready to play,” he says.
“To be quite honest, we missed our chances (against Chippa) and we gave them easy goals. As a team, we are not happy we lost the game. We had it in our hands. We were leading in the first half and we gave the game away, so we are looking forward to this game to put things right,” the midfielder added.
TS Galaxy have not had a great start to the season and currently lie in 11th place in the league, a solitary point above the relegation positions and six points behind fourth-placed Chiefs, albeit with a game in hand
Blom, however, is taking nothing for granted, especially as Galaxy have made life difficult for Amakhosi in the past.
“Let’s be honest, there are no small teams in the DStv Premiership now. Every team is trying to be up there, to win games ,so you can’t take any opponent lightly,” Blom cautions, “They have given us problems before, but it’s something we are looking forward to stopping. We’ll go out there and do our best. We’ll work hard and try to get maximum points.”
In conclusion, Blom acknowledges that the team needs to give the supporters more to cheer about and offers a sincere pledge to the fanbase: “Coming from a loss, we know the fans aren’t happy. We are also not happy and we promise to give our best against Galaxy and try to get a victory and make our supporters smile,” he ends off.
The DStv Premiership clash between Kaizer Chiefs and TS Galaxy kicks off at 19:30 on Wednesday evening at FNB stadium. Tickets are available online at ticketmaster.co.za and over the counter at Shoprite and Checkers outlets.