Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela is not at
all daunted by the prospect of travelling to the FNB Stadium to play against
Kaizer Chiefs for a second consecutive week.
Paintsil eyes top-five finish
Maritzburg could only muster a 1-0 defeat against the Amakhosi
in a Premiership fixture.
However, the circumstances will be somewhat different as the
two teams will compete in a Telkom Knockout match on Saturday, October 4 and
Komphela thinks this is something that his players could perhaps exploit.
"We will be back here at the same time, same place, but
wiser. It’s a grudge match, we won’t allow them to beat us again,"
Komphela told Maritzburg United fans this week.
Despite his desire to upset the applecart, Komphela does
acknowledge that Chiefs are a well oiled unit and exceedingly difficult to break
down. However, the Maritzburg mentor highlighted the fact that the Chiefs
players are only human, like every other player in the league.
"They are a mean machine, but I believe they are
beatable," said Komphela.
The club’s manager Brian Zuma echoed similar sentiments
about the prospects of achieving great things in the Telkom Knockout and more
especially against Chiefs this weekend.
"We had Chiefs under watch and control, until that late
first half penalty. We believe in ourselves and people I have met since the
league game, are full of praises with the way we played," said a confident
"Steve has a lot of depth when it comes to tactics,
watch the space."
Kick-off is scheduled for 20:15 at the FNB Stadium.