Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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12 Apr 2014
10:00 am

Win to reignite Chiefs

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Itumeleng Khune describes Kaizer Chiefs game against SuperSport United as difficult but also a match Amakhosi need to use as their springboard to return to winning ways.

Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune believes his side can see off a tough SuperSport United when they meet in the Absa Premiership. Picture: Backpagepix

“If we win against SuperSport, we will be able to reignite the winning culture within the team,” Khune said.

Chiefs face Matsatsantsa a Pitori this afternoon in a Nedbank Cup quarterfinal at FNB Stadium following a bad patch in the PSL.

Stuart Baxter’s Amakhosi lost to Mamelodi Sundowns, a week ago, and against Mpumalanga Black Aces in midweek, losing both games 1-0.

These losses have hit Chiefs’ title aspirations hard as Sundowns have now sprinted past them in the race for PSL championship.

Things are not looking up for Chiefs as their loss of form has come in a critical stage of the season.

They have the Nedbank Cup and the PSL title to defend as well as the Caf Confederation Cup tournament to focus on.

Baxter, the Chiefs coach, said his side just need to apply their “big push” in order to succeed in their pursuit for glory.

“Yeah, I am expecting a big push from the players,” Baxter said. “I hope they can respond.”

United, according to Khune, won’t be walk in the park.

“We expect them to give us a tough match,” he said.

“United are not an easy team to play against, but we are ready.”

Khune stressed that his side needed to win against United, as after their loss to Aces on Wednesday, they had a lengthy talk as players on how they needed to remedy the situation.

“We reminded each other about the importance of the next coming games,” he said.

“I can’t tell you what happened there. It stays in the dressing room, but we know what to do.”

The match starts at 3pm.