Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs have regrouped after their Nedbank Cup loss and are
ready to face Maritzburg United in the league on Tuesday, according to
the Amakhosi top brass.
The Glamour Boys are without a trophy this season, and their exit
in the last-eight of the Cup to Free State Stars will have been a major
blow, but general manager Bobby Motaung says they are focused on the
Motaung said in the Sowetan: "We decided to stay over in Polokwane after Saturday's game to regroup properly.
"The problem is that last week was hectic for us as we were
dealing with the departure of coach (Vladimir Vermezovic) and also
preparing for the cup game.
"(Head coach) Ace Khuse, (and assistants) Doctor Khumalo and
Arthur Zwane had only two days to prepare for the game. The loss was
painful but we are back on our feet.
"I believe we will win (on Tuesday) because we all know what a
defeat will do to our title hopes. We are still confident of winning the
Maritzburg coach Ernst Middendorp will be hoping Chiefs are in
fact not 'back on their feet,' as he will be looking to secure three
points in their quest to finish in the top eight.
With his defenders giving him all manner of headaches in their
Nedbank Cup exit to Sundowns, the German said: "We need to stop this
nonsense of donating goals, it is unacceptable if you consider what
happened in the game against Sundowns.
"We need to remain tight at the back. Chiefs are a tough side but we need to start getting results."
Chiefs are fourth on the table with five games to go, and sit six
points below leaders Sundowns, so a win against the Team of Choice is
vital if they are to take home any silverware this season.