Absa Premiership

Chiefs weary of Cape Town City's attacking threat

2019-01-30 11:07
Ernst Middendorp
Ernst Middendorp

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says he is respectful of Cape Town City's attacking threat ahead of Wednesday's Absa Premiership tie at FNB Stadium.

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Chiefs will no doubt hope to produce an improved performance following their unconvincing 1-0 win over minnows Tornado in a Nedbank Cup Round-of-32 tie last weekend.

Middendorp has already scouted City as he was in attendance during the Citizens' 2-0 victory over SuperSport United on Saturday.

The German said: "We definitely have to be at our best. I saw them in Cape Town on Saturday, and I had seen them before [as well].

"They have a very structured way about them, and I understand what they are capable of. They have a quick transition with equally quick players.

"I don't think it is so much about the individuals – that's not as important.

"It is about their general approach, how they build-up‚ their movements and how they use the deeper hole in the midfield. For me it was important to see how they structure their game.

"But let's wait and see. We have to first see which of our players will be fresh enough to bring in after our cup game on Sunday."

Kick-off is at 19:30.


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