Glamour Boys desperate to retain title

One yellow card away from a suspension: Willard Katsande.

One yellow card away from a suspension: Willard Katsande.

Willard Katsande says Kaizer Chiefs’ 1-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns should serve as a pointer to fellow PSL teams of Amakhosi’s intentions to retain the title.


A week ago, Chiefs won via a Wayne Arendse own goal against a dominant Sundowns side to go eight points clear on top of the Absa Premiership standings.

“We demonstrated our intentions when we beat Sundowns last week,” Katsande said.

Tomorrow night, Stuart Baxter’s side travel to Dobsonville Stadium to face Moroka Swallows in a PSL game that hands them a chance to stretch the gap between themselves and Sundowns to 11 points.

Swallows, who are eighth on the table with 22 points, may be less match fit than their counterparts as the Friday night game is their maiden outing this year.

After the long break following the festive recess and the African Nations Championship tournament, Swallows will have to dig deep to earn maximum points.

Chiefs have an advantage in that they have already played a game.

Katsande said they are prepared for the Dube Birds and that they are ready to thwart any threat sent their way by Zeca Marques’ men.

“Swallows are a good side and mind you, we are visiting them at their home ground,” he said. “They play possession football with a lot of energy behind their play. We are preparing for a hard encounter.

“Though we respect them, we will not worry about them. Our focus will be on our game plan.”

Chiefs have a tight schedule ahead of them with 17 games to play in two months.

Katsande said his team is ready for the hectic schedule which includes playing in the Caf Champions League and defending the Nedbank Cup and the league title.

“We have a good and capable squad to do well in the upcoming games,” he said.

“We will not play all the competitions in one game – we have to take it one game at a time. We have to adjust to the demands of each and every game.”




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