Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says
that their game against Jomo Cosmos is a chance for them to get their season
back on track.
According to the clubs website, Amakhosi will be looking to
get the three points when hosting Ezenkosi in an Absa Premiership fixture at
the FNB Stadium on Tuesday, March 15.
The Amakhosi are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log
with 39 points from 22 matches, while Ezenkosi are flirting with relegation and
are in 15th position with 17 points from 22 matches.
“There’s not much time to prepare for the Cosmos game,
because we played on Saturday,” Khune said after Chiefs suffered a 1-0 defeat
against ASEC Mimosas in the CAF Champions League.
“On the other hand, we work according to a schedule and we
will be ready for the match. We have the character to bounce back.”
After being fully fit again, Khune returned back into the
starting line-up for the Platinum Stars clash.
“It's good to be back, as it is always an honour to have an
opportunity to make a contribution in the field of play,” says Khune, who was
selected for Bafana Bafana to play in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
“We are pushing hard to get back on track,” the ‘keeper
“We want to finish the season on a high, which means that we
need wins. We know Cosmos are a good side. They will definitely want to raise
the bar against us. We just have to be prepared for that.”
In head-to-head stats, Cosmos and Chiefs have met each other
in 50 league matches since 1985, with the Amakhosi recording 20 wins compared
to seven for Ezenkosi, while no less than 23 matches have been drawn.
“It is going to take an effort to beat them,” said Khune.
“But that’s what we need, as it’s important to get back on
Kick-off is at 19:00.