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Kaizer Chiefs look to dim Platinum Stars

Written By Themba Khumalo on Friday, September 20, 2013 | Friday, September 20, 2013

Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to return to winning ways following a midweek draw against Bloemfontein Celtic when they square up with Platinum Stars in what promises to be a thrilling Absa Premiership clash at FNB Stadium, the Kaizer Chiefs fortress.

The Glamour Boys return to their fortress where they have not lost a league game since March 2012 and will be hoping to stay within the touching distance of the top spot in the league.

The hosts, currently lying on seventh position was held to a goalless draw by Bloemfontein Celtic midweek while Platinum Stars beat University of Pretoria to move to a fourth place in the Absa Premiership.

Football Manager Bobby Motaung said; “We are looking forward to welcome Platinum Stars at FNB Stadium. They gave us problems last season beating us away and taking a point in the return fixture. All that belongs in the past and we will be looking to collect maximum points.

The players remain motivated despite a slow start in the league this season. The players are aware of the responsibility that comes with donning the gold and black. Winning remains a cornerstone of which the brand was built.”

Motaung insisted that the focus is on the league game against Platinum Stars; “We do not want to get ahead of ourselves, the league game against Stars is the most important game for us before we can start thinking about MTN8 semifinal fixture next week. We continue to take it one game at a time.”

Communications Manager, Vina Maphosa concurred with Motaung adding; “Games against Platinum Stars have been very close in the past couple of seasons and we are expecting an explosive clash. They are coming back from a midweek win and will be confident coming to FNB Stadium this weekend.

We will give them the respect they deserve but we are playing at home and as defending champions we need to get back to consistent collection of points. We will not allow visitors to come to our territory and dictate terms. We will beat them from the stands first and hopefully that will rub off onto the players on the pitch,” added Maphosa.

Tickets are selling for R40 at Shoprite/Checkers including Computicket nationwide.

Kickoff for the game on Saturday is billed for 20h15 kickoff.
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