Tshabalala focused on Ajax

2011-09-12 10:34

Johannesburg - Siphiwe Tshabalala is seeking solace in Kaizer Chiefs' league campaign following their MTN8 final heartache.

Amakhosi lost 1-0 to Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates at the weekend, with Oupa Manyisa's extra-time strike ensuring Bucs, last year's winners, retain the trophy and inject R8 million into their coffers.

Tshabalala feels it is vital that Premiership leaders Chiefs, who face Pirates again at FNB Stadium on Saturday, respond with a positive result in Wednesday's trip to Ajax Cape Town.

"It will be important for us to bounce back as soon as possible. We cannot afford to drop our heads as disappointing as it was to lose against Pirates," he told his club's website.

Reflecting on the defeat, he said: "It was a pretty balanced game. We did have one or two opportunities to win it but then as they say, if you do not take your opportunities in football you get punished.

"I also felt there was a gap between our strike force and the midfield. We just have to put this game behind us and focus on the league where we have had a good start. We have Ajax coming up before we can start thinking about Orlando Pirates again next Saturday."


  • Diski - 2011-09-12 11:33

    I am a pirates fan but i love this boy, his attitude, his football.. i still think he should have played the whole game!!

      remnant - 2011-09-12 11:55

      Yes shabba has True character!

      Diski - 2011-09-12 13:39

      How old are you Bra Pat? or sikhona isgela kodwa?

  • GapeM - 2011-09-13 09:00

    You will see how VV is so predictable, Tinashe Nengomashe, Simphiwe Tshabalala and Dominic issacs got yellow cards on Saturdays game and i can bet you that VV is not going to play one of them against Ajax Cape town on Wednesday to save them for this weekends game against the buccerneers against. And that will be his biggest mistake ever......

  • ndukza - 2011-09-13 12:30

    I guess Shabba is right coz it's no use to cry over spilt milk,they must soldier on and lift their heads up high SHONANI KHONA MAKHOSI!!!

  • sakhile - 2011-09-13 17:56

    Tshabalala played well on the derby bt was substituted and chiefs thinks thry will beat champions with a debutant katsande and this cow called ngcobo

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