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