Absa Premiership

Tower ready for Polokwane raid

2014-12-12 13:41
Eric Mathoho (Supplied)
Eric Mathoho (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Eric Mathoho said he wants to try and make amends for the lacklustre performance against Platinum Stars earlier in the week when they face Chippa United on Saturday.

READ: Chippa readies for Chiefs test.

Chiefs dropped two points against Dikwena on Tuesday as they played out a 2-2 draw, and Mathoho said a concerted effort would be made to secure an emphatic victory this weekend, even though the club is 11 points ahead of the field in the Premiership standings.

"We were supposed to win the game against Platinum Stars," said Mathoho.

"The way we conceded the two goals was unlike us. We didn't play well in the first half," added Chiefs’ 24-year-old, affectionately known as Tower.

“We will review the tape of the match to see what happened before we play Chippa United on Saturday. We learnt a lesson and we will rectify our mistakes. I think we showed too much respect for Stars and that will not happen against Chippa," he said.

It just so happens that Chiefs will play this weekend's fixture at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, which is in the Limpopo province where Mathoho was born. Tower looks forward to returning home this week and feels that is even more incentive to help his team achieve their targets.

"I feel good playing anywhere in the world. Limpopo, however, is my home and I don’t want to disappoint the supporters here," he said.

"The supporters love me here, not only because I am born in Limpopo, but because of Chiefs and the hard work I put in to represent the Chiefs badge. We can’t let the fans down in our match against Chippa. We want to remain on top of the log until the end of the season. We don't want to let any team come close to us."

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