Chippa United eye Chiefs scalp

Daniel Malesela, coach of Chippa United. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Daniel Malesela, coach of Chippa United. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs could suffer a backlash when they face a Chippa United side who last won an Absa Premiership match in September and see tomorrow’s encounter against the Soweto giants as a chance to finally get a win.

Despite being commended for playing the most attractive and fluid football in the league, the Chilli Boys have failed to convert their chances, which has led to them picking up just two points from a possible 15 in their last five games.

The Eastern Cape-based team are in 11th place with nine points in nine games and need to start collecting full points soon to avoid being caught in a relegation battle towards the end of the season.

Amakhosi have also not been efficient in the past five matches, collecting just four points, but are fourth with 17 in total.

Chippa coach Dan Malesela was positive when he spoke of Saturday’s match which is set to attract a huge turn-out at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Malesela has rued missed chances after almost every match this season, and it was the same earlier this week after a 1-1 draw against Maritzburg United.

“We had the same story on Tuesday and I am hoping, in fact I believe, this story where we concede one and then miss 10 chances will end on Saturday,” he said.

He said he expects an attacking Amakhosi team, and his team are working on breaking down a solid defence.

“I do not think Chiefs will do that … they are a team who always look to dominate. I think they will come here and play; it will be an open game. They are not coming for a draw. They want maximum points as much as we do.”

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