Kaizer Chiefs left-back Philani Zulu says they are looking forward to carrying on with the winning momentum as they face Stellenbosch FC in a DStv Premiership encounter at Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday.
Amakhosi recorded their third successive win of the season when they trashed Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 3-0 at FNB Stadium on Tuesday.
“Winning all our last three games really feels good looking at how we started off the season and that goes to show the hard work we have put in as a team and it’s starting to pay off,” Zulu told the media.
“We are looking forward to carrying on with the momentum and winning many games as much as we can. It feels good to win, even at the training the spirit is high. We don’t want to look back.”
The former Maritzburg United man admits he has adjusted his game playing in the left-back position, having featured in nine league games this season.
“I have been entrusted with a very hard task to play as the left-back (rather as a winger), but I just put it up to myself to keep on working hard because everyone is needed in the team. The more effort I put in with the help of every player in the field it makes me want to give more. It is not just about me performing to the best of my ability, but is about helping my team,” adds the Pietermaritzburg-born footballer.
Zulu has been a key to the Soweto giants’ recent in-form, combining consistent quality with mind-boggling stamina.
Chiefs currently sit 7th on the log standings with 16 points, just two points ahead of Stellenbosch, who are placed 9th on the table.
However, the Glamour Boys defender is anticipating a physical clash against Stellies but remains positive that his side will come back with maximum points.
“Looking at Stellenbosch, they are a very good side which keeps and controls the ball. They are dangerous just like any other team in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). If you look at the teams in PSL right now, there’s no small team or a big team. All the teams are playing to the best of their abilities,” he stated.
“We are doing our very best to just keep on going. To move up of the table took a lot of hard work as we had to dig deep and now we know what’s needed of us. It’s not going to be easy but the harder we work it will be worth it at the end.”
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