Kaitano Tembo has warned relegation-threatened Chippa United he will not field a weakened side against them in their DStv Premiership clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Saturday.
Chippa are placed second from the bottom on the log ahead of the final day of the League and need a win to avoid the dreaded promotion and relegation playoffs.
Their fate, however, depends on the Stellenbosch-Golden Arrows result and Tembo insists he will not do the Chilli Boys any favours.
“The fact that Chippa are fighting to avoid the playoffs has got nothing to do with us.
“We also have our own problems because we have been struggling to get the desired results in the second round. Now we want to finish on a high and this game gives us the opportunity to do that,” he said.
Tembo reiterated that they were targeting a fourth place finish to better last season’s fifth.
“We approach our matches the same way and this Chippa game is no different because it’s important for us. We want to finish higher on the log, probably better than last season where we finished fifth, and this game gives us that opportunity.”
He, however, believes the tie will not be an easy one as Chippa “have always been tough, especially when we are playing in PE”.
He said their attitude is going to be the same and is convinced a good performance will earn them maximum points.
“We must give them the respect they deserve because there are no easy games in the PSL.”
RELATED STORY: Tembo aims for strong SuperSport finish
By Mthokozisi Dube