Cardoso banking on Chiefs’s good record at Mabhida


Kaizer Chiefs’ tough tackling defender Daniel Cardoso is banking on their good record at Moses Mabhida Stadium when Amakhosi take on Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday, kickoff at 15:00.

“Yeah of course. Look, Moses Mabhida is our home away from home, most of our home games are here, the crowd is excellent,” said Cardoso addressing the media at the Adidas media event in Durban on Thursday.

“And I know Mamelodi Sundowns are playing CAF Champions League this weekend so it will also help us to move 10 points clear and keep them chasing us,” added the 31-year-old centre back.

The Glamour Boys have been imperious at Moses Mabhida this season in the 3 matches they have played at the venue this season, defeating Black Leopards and Bloemfontein Celtic in the Absa Premiership while dumping their bitter rivals Orlando Pirates out of the Telkom Knockout.

Cardoso hopes their good fortune continues at Mabhida against Abafana Bes’thende.

Amakhosi are massive favourites to clinch the Absa Premiership title following their impressive form this season and they will have an opportunity to stretch their lead at the summit of the log table to 10 points ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns who will be busy with CAF commitments this weekend in Angola.

Ironically, the last time the Arrows mentor Steve Komphela visited Moses Mabhida Stadium was back in 2018 in that infamous Nedbank Cup match when he was still a Chiefs coach, losing 2-0 against Free State Stars, a result that saw Komphela being forced to step down from his position.

A victory for Chiefs on Saturday will take them to 45 points and a step closer to ending their 5-year trophy drought while Arrows can move up to 6th position on the log standings with 27 points and solidify their position in the top half of the table.

By Ntokebo Mbambo

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