Leaders seek revenge on SuperSport

Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs have the chance to retaliate for the elimination of MTN8 last season at the hands of SuperSport United when they collide in a semi-final of the first stage on Sunday.

The match will take place at Lucas Moripe Stadium with kick-off at 15:00.

Amakhosi may not have won a league game this season, but in the quarter-finals they have achieved an excellent performance in their 3-0 victory over Free State Stars.

SuperSport, the defending champion MTN8 (who last season beat 1-0 in the quarterfinals) defeated Orlando Pirates after a penalty of 2 – 2 draws.

Chiefs have made two new signing sessions this week in Lebogang Manyama and Mario Booysen, but neither will be available for the weekend because they do not fit, while another new arrival, Andriamirado Andrianarimanana, has not yet been registered.

Joseph Molangoane continues with a long-term injury, but on the positive side, Dumisani Zuma, who has netted against Free State Stars, is available again after recovery from flu.

Although there will still be the second stage at home to play, Chief's head coach Giovanni Solinas is not focused on anything less than a win against a SuperSport match he accepts and who will offer a very tough opposition on Sunday.

"With Kaizer Chiefs we are only happy when we win the game", said the Italian.

"So, a draw is not good, I know this, we have to win the game because that's our destination, we're playing to win.

"We know it will be difficult because we are playing SuperSport and SuperSport is a very important club in South Africa", he continued.

"They have very good players and the coach is good, he has a strategy that he used against Wits, AmaZulu and Pirates, he is strong with good preparation and tactically very good.

"In the PSL there are no easy games, every game is difficult and every game needs concentration, every game needs a good preparation."

Matsatsansta boss Kaitano Tembo has made a positive start since he has held the team full-time this season. SuperSport has won three of the four matches in the new campaign.

But he knows that his team must be at its best to achieve a result against Amakhosi.

"Well, Chiefs have not got the results yet and in this game a lot of people write them down, which is very dangerous, especially from our side, so it's important that we really prepare ourselves and mentally have to be really ready," Tembo said.

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