We will turn things around – Hlanti

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Kaizer Chiefs defender Sifiso Hlanti says they must make things happen after a 4-1 humiliating defeat at the expense of the new boys on the block Royal AM last weekend in a DStv Premiership clash.

Amakhosi will battle it out with the bottom placed side Marumo Gallants at Peter Mokaba Stadium this evening (17:00).

The 31-year-old left-back reckons that a “collective positive attitude” is what they need to turn the tables around and bring back the glory days at Naturena.

Hlanti went on to say that losing against the KZN-based outfit was disappointing as their performance was not up to their standard.

“Losing such games is always painful for us as players, knowing very well what we need to do at times. But some things do not go the way we want,” said the former Bidvest Wits player.

“I want to see the team doing well and collecting points. A collective positive attitude will give us the platform as a team to do that.

“It is something that we are working on. We need to change our mentality and approach to games as players. That will help us and ensure that things become better and better. It is up to us as players to make things happen.”

The Newcastle-born footballer continued: “The way we train we are well prepared to go and face Gallants, given that we lost the last game, it is going to be a tough one for them,” he warned, before adding, “we know that we owe the team so much after the loss, no one is happy and the fans to deserve to be happy.”

The Bafana Bafana international also reflected on scoring his first goal for Chiefs against AM, Hlanti said: “Scoring a goal playing for a big team like Chiefs is an honour, although we lost the game. We will turn things around and do what we do best.

“I believe with the players that we have and the quality we have, we will soldier on and do better.”

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By FARPost Reporter