With the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast expected to be concluded on Sunday, Kaizer Chiefs have started preparing for the first game of the year against TS Galaxy as the DStv Premiership football returns next Tuesday.
Amakhosi vs TS Galaxy will be one of five matches that will kick off the second half of the season, when they meet at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Tuesday, 13 February 2024.
Coach Cavin Johnson and his troops have used the Afcon break to sharpen their skills and techniques for when the league resumes next week.
“We have our full compliment of players, with Edmilson Dove having started training on Monday after his return from Ivory Coast,” says Coach Johnson. “We have also had a few guys from our development structures with us so we could look at them during them and help them improve. We believe we are ready for the remaining 14 league games and Nedbank Cup matches.
“We will obviously take each match as it comes, so our preparation and focus at this point are on Tuesday’s match against TS Galaxy. We know they went overseas, where they played friendlies and have been working hard. They are not easy customers and we have to make sure we do well in the match,” he adds.
The coach called on supporters in Polokwane and Limpopo to come out in numbers on Tuesday night to ensure that 12th player is in full voice when the team takes to the field against the Rockets.
“We look forward to a good match and have to see how the guys who were out before the break are doing; that is Thatayaone Ditlhokwe and George Matlou. However, our motto is that whoever is selected must give it their all and ensure we secure the much-needed three points in our league matches,” the coach states.
Kaizer Chiefs supporters are encouraged to go to their nearest Computicket outlets, Shoprite and Checkers stores to purchase their tickets so they can witness the action as Amakhosi restart the 2023-24 season against Galaxy in Polokwane.
Tickets for the match are R60 each, and kick-off is set for 19:30 at Peter Mokaba Stadium.