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Chiefs can still improve: Khune

2013-03-07 15:15
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs skipper Itumeleng Khune believes his side has yet to reach its full potential as they prepare for their crucial Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

"We are really looking forward to an interesting derby," Khune said on Thursday.

"It's one of the biggest in the world, so it's our duty as players to showcase to the world what South African football is all about."

PSL log leaders Chiefs moved five points clear of their bitter rivals on Wednesday, beating Chippa United in Cape Town, while Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium.

Khune said the team would have to be mentally alert throughout the encounter and warned that Pirates would be equally motivated heading into the fixture.

"We know Pirates are dangerous from the very first minute to the last, so we have to be disciplined," he said.

"We'll have to contain them and we'll need the mental strength to do well in the game.

"We just have to go out there and play our normal game. It's a game of 90 minutes like any other game but we know how important it is."

Despite his cautious approach, Khune conceded that winning the derby was a major achievement on and off the pitch.

"To have bragging rights is also great, so we'll have to go out there and enjoy our football and get the result."

Asked about his own form leading up to the highly anticipated clash, Khune preferred to focus his attention on the rest of the team and their overall performance.

"I don't like singling myself out, I like talking about the team as a whole.

"It's very important for all of us to do well in order to carry the club forward. As much as I've been performing, there are a lot of guys that have been playing a big role making me shine.

"So it's very important that we all do well and the results are very important, but nothing would be possible without my team-mates and coaching staff."

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