Absa Premiership

Pieterse ready for 'strange' debut against Chiefs

2016-11-22 15:08
Reyaad Pieterse (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse says he's relishing the prospect of making his debut against former team Kaizer Chiefs, but admits it could be strange.

The 24-year-old is yet to feature for Matsatsantsa after completing his move from the Naturena-based outfit earlier this year following a three-year spell at the club.

Pieterse is likely to feature for Stuart Baxter's charges though after the mentor confirmed the unavailability of Ronwen Williams, due to a shoulder injury. 

The shot-stopper said that despite the nature of the encounter, he is ready to step up and deliver the goods against his former team - citing the importance of garnering maximum points against any team and not just Amakhosi.

"These things happen in football, hey," he told KickOff.

"It’s also not by chance, but it’s something we don’t have control over as everything happens for a reason. So let’s wait and see.

"I feel sorry for Ronwen as he was performing solidly for both club and country. But that one aspect of soccer we cannot escape. To me it doesn’t matter who we play against Chiefs, as long as we can pick up three points. I know my time will come when I will make my debut.

"But, yes, it’s strange that if do make my debut, it could be against my former club. Like I pointed out before, these thing happen in football - you have to take it as it comes."

Pieterse also highlighted the fact that Baxter will also be coming up against his former employees, which makes it even more of an interesting game.

"The coach has plans for each and all the players and we need to trust him," he said.

"He has done a great job thus far and in fact deserves a lot of praise for our performances to date. 

"It will also be an interesting game from the coach’s side as he also previously coached Chiefs."

SuperSport will look to extend their undefeated streak to nine games in the Premiership when they travel to face Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday, November 23 at 19:30.

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