Absa Premiership

Kingston Nkatha wary of Aces

2014-08-11 14:31
Kingston Nkhatha (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Ahead of their Absa Premiership clash against Mpumalanga Black Aces, Kaizer Chiefs striker Kingston Nkatha believes that the Phefeni Glamour Boys are up for a tough task against Amazayoni.

The Amakhosi will lock horns with Aces for a second time in less than a month when they battle for three points at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday night.

The two sides last clashed in the MTN8 quarter-finals two weeks ago when Chiefs enjoyed a 4-0 triumph.

The Zimbabwean international scored in that game, but stressed that it will be difficult playing against the Mbombela-based side once again in a short space of time.

“Yes, it won’t be easy against Mpumalanga Black Aces for the second time,” said Nkatha.

“It’s always difficult to play against a team you have played previously.

“It will be a bit tough for us because they know how we play.

“But the good thing is that we also know them.”

Heading to this game, the Soweto giants are coming off an impressive 1-0 win over Free State Stars over the weekend while Aces were held to a 1-1 stalemate against Bloemfontein Celtic.

The 28-year-old target man missed some glorious opportunities against Stars, but hinted that he is not feeling any pressure to score despite the absence of Bernard Parker and Katlego Mphela up front.

Nkatha further said that his coach, Stuart Baxter, instructed every player to take responsibility when the chance presents itself instead of relying solelyon the strikers.

“Yes I am disappointed that I didn’t convert the chances I got.”

“But overall I am happy that the team won.

“I play for the team and we got the results needed.

“As a leading front man at the moment, there is no pressure for me to score in the absence of Bernard (Parker) and Katlego (Mphela).

“The coach said whoever gets the chance must score.

“Not necessarily me as a striker,” he added.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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