Chiefs out for revenge

2011-09-16 20:16

Soweto - Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to bounce back from two defeats in a row when they host Orlando Pirates in another Soweto derby for an Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Saturday, kick-off at 15h00.

The two Soweto giants have already met on three occasions at the start of the 2011/12 football campaign, twice in preseason (Vodacom Challenge and Black Label Carling Cup) and recently in the final of the MTN8.

On all three occasions the Buccaneers have walked away victorious and Amakhosi attacking midfielder Josta Dladla admits they are looking for revenge.

“Of course we are looking for revenge. We have lost to them three times already and we are taking it personally.

“Losing the MTN8 final was losing R8 million. Also our pride was dented and a lot of the fans will be angry, as are we. We are not happy we lost the game. Personally, I hate to lose and we all want to show the Pirates players they can’t beat us again.”

Chiefs also come into this game after suffering their first defeat in the league losing 2-1 to Ajax Cape Town in midweek and Dladla tells us it is going to be hard to bounce back.

“It’s going to be difficult. It is easy to fall down, but it is difficult to get back to your feet. Now we have to show character after losing the final against Pirates and the league match against Ajax, but I believe we have that character.

“Remember it is not about how you fall down, but rather about how you rise up. We just need to be positive, show our good character out there and bounce back with a win,” said Dladla who only made a second half substitute appearance against Ajax.

From the Pirates camp, Ndumiso Mabena knows Chiefs will be looking for some kind of revenge.

“Chiefs have lost two games in a row now. They will not want to lose a third, so they will come out firing, but we are ready for them.”

Still, despite the loss Chiefs are third in the league standings one place higher that Pirates in fourth, but Mabena says that will not be the case after Saturday, “We will go above them if we beat them and that is our goal at the moment.”

The Buccaneers come into this match off the back of a 1-0 win over Santos in midweek thanks to a goal from Mabena, his second of the season. On getting the goal Mabena said, “It felt good to score. I just got in the right area and I took my chance.

I am hoping to score at least two on Saturday against Chiefs.”


  • Agwambo - 2011-09-16 20:50

    Chiefs have a terrible, useless player in Bernard Parker. He is what Fernando Torres is for Chelsea. Why Chiefs paid a lot of money for Parker beats me. I stand to be corrected..

      Pallazo - 2011-09-17 09:05

      Parker will have to correct you himself by scoring. For now he has not done that and therefore you still correct.

  • mmoledis - 2011-09-17 13:39

    The ball is on VVs court to show that he can do the job and do away with pressure if he is really a master tactician, but to me it seems he is not a very good tactician as he some times run out of ideas and plans to can gave orders and attacking strategies to his soldiers on the ground he is not a very good general in commanding troops for a dangerous heavy fight or war. Today if he lose it will be fourth in a raw and will tell us clearly and emphasise on what I have said that he can not command battle field during heavy fighting.Chiefs has got lot of talent that VV if can make use of it can win the battles for him but because of his favouritism even if a player can not perform will just be in the field just to run around filling just numbers, there are players like Lebese, Yende and others who can also do best in the field but are not used so what? Bucs is not dangerous what is using is only one style of play, using pace players only and if opponents can also use pace players in front and in the mid field it will not move forward but stays back and is where they will start making mistakes and be punished. Chiefs to win the battle must use wings and which got pace and front line not be used to collect balls themselves and be supplied while all sides must be effective left and right and not playing balls to one side and lastly if things do not materialise switch play as quickly as possible while there is still time and making of substitutions then a war can be won that way.

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