Cape Town - All 16 Absa Premiership teams will be back in action from
this Friday as they face each other in the 2019 Telkom Knockout.
Kaizer Chiefs were drawn against tough opponents Cape Town
City in the last 16 with the clash taking place on Saturday, October 19 at Cape
"We are looking forward to going back to Cape Town to face
Cape Town City. They are a strong side, but we managed to beat them last month
in their backyard," said Amakhosi midfielder Kearyn Baccus as quoted by the club's website.
Baccus scored his first goal for Chiefs in the league match
played at Newlands Stadium. His goal came in the 83rd minute of the game to seal a 2-1
victory and collect three points over the Citizens.
"I'm relishing the prospect of playing my first cup game in
South Africa," adds Baccus.
"We would like to win everything on offer this season. We
will work hard to achieve this dream."
Another goal scorer in that match against City was Daniel
Cardoso who says he loves playing in Cape Town because he’s scored a few goals
in the Mother City.
His goal was in August, an equaliser in the 76th minute
after the home team took the lead early in the first half.
The defender says he is looking forward to meeting Benni
McCarthy’s team and proceeding to the last 8 of the Telkom Knockout
Amakhosi have won the Telkom Knockout competition a record
13 times with the last win coming in 2010. Chiefs last reached the finals in
Meanwhile, the medical team has confirmed that a number of
players who were out with injury are expected to be available for selection for
George Maluleka, Samir Nurkovic, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya and
Reeve Frosler are believed to be ready for action again.
Saturday’s match kicks off at 15:00.