Absa Premiership

Katsande expects Chiefs response

2015-09-22 11:09
Willard Katsande (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande is confident the side can put their MTN8 heartbreak behind them when they host University of Pretoria at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.

AmaKhosi saw their unbeaten start to the 2015/16 campaign come to a halt on Saturday after going down 1-0 to Ajax Cape Town in the Wafa Wafa final, with the result seeing Chiefs surrender the crown they won last term.

The Glamour Boys will now return to Premiership action against AmaTuks in midweek, and Zimbabwe international Katsande is hoping they can avoid any sort of cup hangover as they look to claim the top-flight lead.

"Champions always bounce back," he told his club's official website.

"We respect Tuks. They are a good side, but we will be ready."

Looking back over their Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium loss at the weekend, Katsande said: "It was upsetting, especially because we wanted to keep the trophy.

"However, we have learnt from our mistakes and our focus is now on defending our Absa Premiership trophy. Unlike a cup, which is a sprint, the league is a marathon."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.