Chiefs in driving seat against Zimamoto

2018-12-04 11:47
Giovanni Solinas (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs will feel confident of advancing to the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup when they meet Zanzibar's Zimamoto in Tuesday's Preliminary Round second-leg clash at Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar City.

Chiefs go into the encounter with a commanding 4-0 first leg advantage after demolishing the minnows last Wednesday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Despite losing 2-1 on the weekend to Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday, it does not appear it will affect the outcome against the Indian Ocean Archipelago.

As such, Tuesday's clash is seemingly nothing more than a dead-rubber although Amakhosi coach Giovanni Solinas has warned his side not to be complacent in difficult conditions.

He told the club's official website: "We landed safely. We are looking forward to a good encounter, Zimamoto won't allow us a walk in the park in their own backyard.

"The pitch is an artificial turf which is different from what we are used to. But it does allow the play to flow.

"Also, it's very humid, which will bring another element into play. We will once again manage the squad, considering the number of back-to-back matches we are playing and the travelling."

Chiefs have virtually a full-strength squad available apart from right-back Ramahlwe Mphahlele who did not travel due to an unspecified injury.

The Italian speaking of the defender's absence concluded: "Rama didn't join. We just hope that his injury is not severe."

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