Cape Town - The Chippa United camp
exudes a sense of optimism and belief ahead of a potentially key fixture in the
relegation battle, said the club's team manager Luthando Zibeko.
Zibeko said the team is
unwavering and focused on winning each of their remaining games of the season,
including those of the Nedbank Cup.
"The mood in the camp is
that of optimism and belief. We are not over-confident, but very positive," said Zibeko.
"We have to admit that results have not been
coming our way. But it was not because
we were not trying. We’ve been trying our best but have just been unlucky."
Zibeko said missing key
players in their recent matches has exacerbated their insipid run in the second
round of the league.
unlucky; conceding goals in the last minutes of the game and missing important
players," he said.
"In the past 6 games, we have
been losing players to injury."
On their injury list for
the clash on Friday night against rock bottom Highlands Park at Makhulong, are
Katlego Mashego and Buyani Sali while Thamsanqa Sangweni will be out on
They will, however, welcome
back the likes of Menzi Masuku, Justice Chabalala, Xolani Mdaki and Siyabonga
Ngubane who have been missing in previous games.
Zibeko said that they are
prioritizing every game at this stage and the clash against Highlands is
equally important, as any of their next matches.
"Every game is important for us. What takes
priority is our next game, which is Highlands Park tonight,” said Zibeko.
Kick off is at 20:00.