Hartog targets Amakhosi scalp

2015-08-05 08:30
Ashley Hartog (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United captain Ashley Hartog is confident the team can cause an upset when they travel to the FNB Stadium to face Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 quarter-finals.

The Team of Choice come up against the defending champions in the first round this week, while also facing former coach Steve Komphela, who left the KwaZulu-Natal outfit to take up the reins at Naturena in June.

And while Chiefs are the more fancied side on paper, Hartog feels the fact they have a new coach, as well as plenty of new signings, may make the Soweto giants vulnerable at such an early stage of the season.

"They still need to settle in with all the new players and the coach so I think on the day it is eleven versus eleven so anything is possible," said Hartog, who will captain the side in what will be their first ever appearance in the Wafa Wafa.

Chiefs also went down to Orlando Pirates on penalties in the Carling Black Label Cup over the weekend, and Hartog admits the defeat means Amakhosi will be even more determined to secure a positive result.

"They are still the best team in the PSL. If you are playing Chiefs then you want to do so in the first game either cup or league," Hartog added.

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