Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Dumisani Zuma says they are not in the Caf Champions League quarterfinals just to add numbers.
Amakhosi will lock horns with the Tanzanian giants Simba on Saturday, 15 May at the FNB Stadium.
The game will start at 18:00 in the evening.
Zuma insists that they need to make their home ground advantage count and avoid disappointments when they travel to Dar es Salaam for the return leg.
However, the 25-year-old footballer is optimistic that Chiefs will manage to walk away victorious on the day, despite not being the favourites.
“We can get a positive result,” said Zuma.
“We know it’s not going to be an easy game, but we have to take advantage of the fact that we are at home because it’s difficult playing away. We need to win with a big margin and that will make things a little easier for the second leg.”
The Soweto giants are unbeaten in five home games in the Champions League – without conceding a goal in those five encounters.
“We are very happy we made it to the quarterfinals. It’s the first time Kaizer Chiefs have reached the knockout stages of the Caf Champions League. As players, we very grateful for this opportunity and we are ready for the challenge. We are not here to make up numbers, we are here to go further in the competition,” adds the Pietermaritzburg-born.
“The last game against Horoya was difficult but the character we displayed showed that if we want something, we can achieve it.
“I trust the guys and through hard work, our spirit and confidence, we will go all out to make our fans happy.”
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By FARPost Reporter