Cape Town - Baroka winger Talent Chawapiwa
is trying to forget about speculation in recent months linking him with Kaizer
Chiefs ahead of Tuesday's showdown between the two clubs.
Bakgaga will host Amakhosi at the Peter
Mokaba Stadium and will be counting on Chawapiwa to showcase his skills against
the Glamour Boys, but this is no ordinary fixture for him after being heavily linked
with a move to Naturena.
However, the Zimbabwe international has
insisted he is determined to prove his commitment to Wedson Nyirenda's side when
he steps out onto the pitch.
"I just have to put that aside (being
linked with Chiefs) and just focus on the team that I'm playing for and hope to
do well. Because if I put that in mind, I will put myself under pressure,"
Chawapiwa admitted to KickOff website.
"I won't be able to perform, so I just
have to just go there and work for Baroka because they want to see... Because
they know I was linked with Kaizer Chiefs, so they want to see how am I going
to perform, how I am going to take it.
"So, to me it's just something that is
giving me pressure now, so I have to do more than what I was doing before
The 26-year-old is expecting a tough
encounter against a confident Glamour Boys, who are coming off a 3-0 win over
Free State Stars in the MTN8 quarter-finals on Saturday.
"Hey, they performed good football
there and it left us worrying," Chawapiwa acknowledged.
"Because what we were expecting and
what we saw that day - it's totally different. They really displayed good
football, so they are not opponents to underrate."