Zuma backs Chiefs to come right in the Nedbank Cup

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Dumisani Zuma is optimistic that Kaizer Chiefs will bounce back from their Soweto Derby defeat when they host GladAfrica Championship side Richards Bay in a Nedbank Cup Last 32 clash on Sunday (17:00) at FNB Stadium.

‘The Glamour Boys’ have had a disappointing first half of the DStv Premiership as they have collected only 18 points in their 15 matches with four wins, six draws and five losses. And in their most recent league game, they were beaten 2-1 by arch-rivals Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

But now, the Soweto giants will turn their attention to the Nedbank Cup as they seek a first trophy since 2015.

“I think it’s a good chance for us, since we lost the last game, like to bounce back, so I think it’s going to be good for the players and those that are not playing maybe they’ll get a chance to play,” said Zuma, who has made eight appearances this season with two assists to his name.

“I’m still not like fully fit but I think it’s a work in progress eventually I’ll be fit enough like to play regularly.”

In the Nedbank Cup, no team has suffered more defeats to lower league opponents than ‘AmaKhosi’, having been beaten on five occasions, the most recent one being in the 2019 final against TS Galaxy.

“I will say it’s very difficult to play against such teams [lower league teams] because we don’t have like a lot of information that we know about them. So, I think we need to stick to our own philosophy and play to win,” added Zuma.

“I will say it’s a tricky time for us since we playing games thick and fast.I think it’s going be key for us to maintain the discipline, the recovery like so that we can be able to battle all the games.”

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By Tokelo Martin  Mokhesi

all pictures courtesy of Kaizer Chiefs 

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