Kaizer Chiefs return to action this evening when they host AmaZulu FC in the first round of the inaugural Carling Knockout Cup.
The Glamour Boys will be eyeing the newly formed tournament as the ideal opportunity to end their lengthy trophy drought.
Molefi Ntseki’s side were dumped out of the MTN8 cup at the semi-final stage in rather heartbreaking fashion but all focus now turns to the Knockout Cup.
Standing in their way is an AmaZulu side looking for revenge. Pablo Franco’s side were beaten 3-0 by the Amakhosi in their league fixture earlier in the season and Franco is out to restore some pride to the club this evening.
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Keagan Dolly is in line to start for the Glamour Boys while Brandon Petersen and George Matlou are also nearing full fitness after missing the previous match through injury.
“The guys have put in a good effort in preparing for this game, we are looking forward to a good game tomorrow and for Kaizer Chiefs to win.” Molefi Ntseki told the club’s website.
“Coming to the game itself, we have had five players coming from their respective national teams. But having said that, the mood in the camp is very good and we are keeping a very positive attitude to this game..”
Today’s Carling Knockout Cup round of 16 clash at the FNB Stadium gets underway at 18:00 SAST.
The match will NOT be broadcasted on SABC‘s regular channels however SuperSport PSL will be televising the game.
You can live stream the match on SABC+ as well as SABC SPORT’s website.
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“I think we started this season with so much pressure, especially coming from the previous seasons, not only from last season.” Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki said as quoted by Sowetan ahead of Saturday’s fixture against AmaZulu.
“Yes, the pressure comes from yesterday, not necessarily today. But that’s because of the history of the club, the background of the club.
“But when you take this position, you have to know that there’ll be pressure and I welcome that.”
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