Mzwakhe Ngwenya
1 minute read
2 Apr 2014
6:00 am

Chiefs aim to blunt Arrows

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Morgan Gould, says Kaizer Chiefs plan to bury their continental disappointment when they face Golden Arrows tonight.

FILE PICTURE: Morgan Gould of Kaizer Chiefs. Picture: Philip Maeta/Gallo Images.

Gould’s Chiefs crashed out of the Caf Champions League last Saturday, when they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Democratic Republic of Congo side AS Vita Club.

“We are emerging stronger from this disappointment,” Gould said.

“The game against Arrows is one of the important games for Chiefs this season. It is going to be tough, especially because they want points to survive relegation.”

Meanwhile, Chiefs have been drawn in the Caf Confedration Cup against Asec Mimosa following their exit from the Champions League.

Amakhosi host bottom-of-the-table Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium in a PSL match this evening. They expect to stretch their lead on second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns.

Chiefs are on top of the Absa Premiership table through their superior goal difference over Sundowns, as both teams are on 46 points.

This week’s biggest game in the championship race is on Saturday when Chiefs host Sundowns at the Nasrec venue. It is an encounter seen as a potential title decider.

Against Arrows, Chiefs are expected to walk over them and Shaun Bartlett, Arrows’ caretaker coach, has a tall order on his hands, with his side on only 13 points from 22 games.

The fact that Arrows are fighting relegation, according to Gould, is something which may make it hard for them tonight.

“It is going to be a mountain to climb for us, just like in any other game,” Gould said. “We are focusing on our approach.”

Gould said his side are out to successfully defend their Absa Premiership title.

The match starts at 7.30pm.