Absa Premiership

Tefu expects fiery encounter

2015-04-09 12:07
Tefu Mashamaite challenges Abia Nale (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Tefu Mashamaite is expecting plenty of fireworks when table-topping Kaizer Chiefs face rock-bottom AmaZulu in the Premiership on Thursday evening.

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Amakhosi will welcome Usuthu to the Peter Mokaba Stadium this week on the back of their CAF Champions League capitulation against Raja Casablanca, where a 2-0 defeat ended the Glamour Boys' continental campaign at the first round.

Stuart Baxter's men were also recently dumped out of the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals, while two defeats and a draw in their last five league outings have seen their lead at the top cut to seven points.

AmaZulu, meanwhile, are undefeated in their last five in the top flight as head coach Steve Barker looks to drag them out of the relegation zone, with only two points now separating the Durban club and safety.

And, with so much riding on the clash, Mashamaite - who returned to South Africa from Morocco with his team-mates only 48 hours prior to this week's clash - is expecting nothing less than a grueling encounter.

"We will rise to the occasion," he told his club's official website.

"It boils down to professionalism.

"We had a long journey from Casablanca via Dubai back to Johannesburg and now we are hopping on the bus to Limpopo. But that’s how it is."

He continued: "We know the importance of this championship. We fight to win the league title and AmaZulu battle to stave off relegation. We both have a lot at stake."

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