Absa Premiership

Barker: Pressure is on Chiefs

2015-04-08 07:42
Steve Barker (Supplied)

Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Steve Barker is hopeful his side can take advantage of any uncertainty in the Kaizer Chiefs camp when the sides lock horns at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Thursday.

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Usuthu have produced some inspired displays over the past few weeks, with three wins and two draws in their last five outings leaving them just two points from safety after having spent almost the entire campaign at the bottom of the standings.

In contrast, Amakhosi's glittering form from last year is quickly dissipating, having seen their Premiership lead cut down to just eight points while they were also dumped out of the Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League.

And, with plenty riding on this week's KwaZulu-Natal encounter, Barker is hoping his side can once again step up to the plate and kick Chiefs while they're down.

"Chiefs are not an easy team and they are now getting pressure from teams behind them," the coach told AmaZulu's official website.

"We must focus on our strengths and take our chances."

He continued: "I think we have done well when it comes to set pieces and I am sure we can still improve from there.

"We have become a team that is better known for the set pieces and so have Chiefs."

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