Absa Premiership

Katsande wary of CT City's counter attack

2017-04-25 09:32
Willard Katsande (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande says the goal is to win the last six league matches of the season but admits Cape Town City will provide a stern test.

The match between the two title contenders takes place at the Cape Town Stadium with kick off set for 19:30.

Just a point separates top-of-the-table City from third-placed Kaizer Chiefs, with both teams having claimed 11 points from their last five league outings.

In previous games this season, the Cape side edged out Chiefs 1-0 at home in the MTN8, while the league match in Soweto ended 1-1.

"We went straight back to the drawing board after the game on Saturday," he told the club's website.

"We speak in one voice, and that is winning all the remaining six games of the league.

"We know City very well after playing them twice this season. They are a counter-attacking team and in that case it means we have to be disciplined to guard against their breaks."

City head coach Eric Tinkler, who has not lost as a manager to Chiefs in five previous outings, claims his side are under no pressure.

"This league is far from over. These (top) teams still have to play each other. We have achieved above our expectations and we are playing now to try and break our own records that we keep breaking every day.

"We obviously want to finish in the top five, we would love to finish in the top three if possible, and who knows, maybe we do win the league. A lot can still happen," he said.

The home side should have a full strength squad available, although key players Lebogang Manyama and Aubrey Ngoma are one booking away from suspensions after picking up yellow cards in the 1-1 draw with Wits last week.

Amakhosi will be without the suspended Lorenzo Gordinho, while Itumeleng Khune is doubtful for the clash.

Khune bruised his hip in Amakhosi's penalty shoot-out defeat to SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup, and faces a race against time to recover for Tuesday, with the prognosis currently uncertain.

 

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