Absa Premiership

Katsande respects Dikwena

2014-08-15 14:55
Willard Katsande (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Ahead of their much anticipated MTN8 clash against defending champions Platinum Stars, Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande said his team-mates will not underestimate their opponents.

Chiefs will square-off against Dikwena in the semi-final first leg of the Wafa-Wafa competition at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday night.

“Salt and Vinegar” believes all semi-finalists have advanced to the knock-out stage on merit and said they should be treated with the respect they deserve.

“Every team in the semi-final deserves to be there,” Katsande told Sport24.

“That’s why they are there. For us it will be tough against Platinum Stars.

“They eliminated us last season from the Telkom Knockout in the same stage. But now it’s better because we will play them twice.

“So, our target will be to do well in the first leg away from home. Then it will be much easier in the second leg, you understand?”

Chiefs defeated Mpumalanga Black Aces 4-0 two weeks ago to progress to the last four, while Stars eliminated Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1.

The last time the two sides met in a cup game was in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals last season, when Dikwena walked away 1-0 victors.

Kick-off for this encounter is scheduled for 20:15.

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