First game is important - Tower

2014-08-07 15:06
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Cape Town - Erick "Tower" Mathoho has expressed optimism ahead of the Amakhosi's trip to face the Free State Stars in their PSL opener. 

Read: Why Kaizer Chiefs will win the 2014/15 PSL title.

According to the club's  website, Mathoho and his Kaizer Chiefs teammates are aware that the trip will not be an easy one and will approach the game with focus. 

“Playing against Stars is always a tough game. They are always difficult to crack, especially in their own backyard."

They have always been a strong team to play against. Like most of the teams they bring their A-game when they play against us.

I recall they stole a point from us and we lost 2 points at the end of last season, which contributed to our loss of the league title and they gained crucial points to survive relegation that haunted them for the better part of last season.” said Tower.

Tower was substituted due to an injury in the MTN8 quarter-finals when Chiefs brushed aside Black Aces.

Speaking after the morning training session on Thursday, Tower said: “I had a cut on my lip and felt dizzy afterwards, but I am ok and fit and available when called upon to make a contribution in the field of play this Saturday.”

Tower, speaking ahead of Chiefs' clash with Free State Stars, said: “The first game is important to everyone."

"Every team would like to have a good start to the season. Every point will count at the end of the season, so we are going all out to have a good starting point at the expense of Free State Stars.” said Mathoho.

Chiefs take on Free State Stars on Saturday, 9 August 2014.

The kick-off for the clash is at 15:00. 


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