Tefu wants to 'undo wrongs'

2013-04-16 09:01
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite insists they will not underestimate United FC in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals, stating this season is about "undoing the wrongs of the past".

According to the Football411 website, the Soweto giants have failed to live up to their illustrious history over the last few campaigns, with Amakhosi having brought home just two titles in five years - the MTN8 (2008) and Telkom Knockout (2010).

However, the Glamour Boys are on track for a much-needed double, with Stuart Baxter's men leading the PSL standings by seven points while they also have a last-four Ke Yona clash against National First Division opposition in United FC next month.

The draw for the last-four was made in Johannesburg on Monday, with Chiefs getting the seemingly easier opponent, as Platinum Stars and SuperSport United contest the other semi.

Mashamaite, though, insists Chiefs will be taking nothing for granted as they look to get back to the trophy trail after spending so much time in the shadow of bitter rivals and double-treble champions Orlando Pirates.

"United FC will be as tough as SuperSport United or Platinum Stars that is why they are in the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup. We will prepare for them in the same way we have been doing for the other games this season.

"One thing is for sure - they will not be underestimated; This season is about undoing the wrongs of the past," he told Chiefs' official website.

"It is our home game and we will be looking at keeping our home record intact this season."

He added: "We have seen some of (United FC's) games and I watched the highlights of their win against (African) Warriors (in the quarter-finals).

"They have some very good players of which some are on loan from PSL clubs and known to us.

"They are very professional and it is not by fluke that they are at this stage of the competition. They will come to us full of confidence and we will need to do all we can to stop them."


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