Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande admits that it has been a difficult season for his side as things have not gone according to their plans.
Amakhosi will take on Golden Arrows in the DStv Premiership penultimate round on Wednesday, 2 June at the FNB Stadium with kick off set for 17:00.
The Soweto giants are currently placed 11th on the log standings with 30 points from 28 outings. The side is now fighting to find itself in the top-eight spot when the season comes to an end on the 5th of June.
However, Katsande is confident that Chiefs can end their bad season run on a positive note by winning the remaining two league games.
“We wanted a positive result from the previous league game, but it did not work out for us. So, we just want to go and apply ourselves against Golden Arrows. We need to go and redeem ourselves as there is a lot still to play for,” Katsande told the media.
“To be honest, this is my first time being in this position at this time of the season. It is not a good position to be in as a Kaizer Chiefs player. Representing the brand, you know what is required to be at the club of this magnitude.”
The Zimbabwean international insists they need to make their home ground advantage count in order to secure the maximum points.
“We know Arrows have had a good season but at the same time, we are playing at home. When we play at home against Arrows, we generally get a positive result and I’m confident that history is going to work in our favour come Wednesday,” he adds.
“What makes them look good is continuity because they have had this group of players for some time now. They believe in themselves, that’s why they are where they are. They also have young and exciting players who are hungry to prove themselves in the league. Overall, we give them the respect they deserve.
“At the end of the day, they are coming to play Kaizer Chiefs. No matter the situation and where we are at the moment, we remain a big team – a team that attracts a huge crowd. We just need to close our last game playing at home in style.”
‘Salt and Vinegar’, as he is popularly known, has played a total number of 23 games across all competitions for the Glamour Boys this season.
He also sent a message of wisdom to their supporters, giving them assurance that they will end the season on a high note.
“My word going out to all Amakhosi faithful is that the team will be back where it belongs and we promise to finish the season on a high. We promise to do well in the Champions League, which is very important for now. We need everyone to look at this team in a positive way,” concluded the 35-year-old footballer.
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By FARPost Reporter