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Motsoeneng: Chiefs will be under pressure

Tshepo Motsoeneng: Kaizer Chiefs will be under pressure

Posted: 19 March 2010 Time: 6:39 am

Santos goalkeeper Tshepo Motsoeneng believes the obligation on Kaizer Chiefs to deliver for their success-starved fans will count against them at Newlands on Sunday.

The Peoples Team clash with AmaKhosi in a Telkom Knockout Cup game and despite playing in Cape Town, Chiefs fans will most likely outweigh those of their Santos counterparts.

Motsoeneng has been in superb form in the Santos goal this season, barely putting a foot wrong. And despite remaining side-lined from the Bafana Bafana set-up, he will have a good chance to showcase his skills to the nation against a side missing national team number one Ithumeleng Khune.

Motsoeneng claims to be content in facing the giants of South African football.

"This is one of the easier games we could have had in the draw in that we need no extra motivation. Chiefs will be the ones under pressure – people will say they are a bad side if they lose, but the same won't be said about Santos."

The Cape side had the second best defensive record in the League. Motsoeneng says communication has been the key.

Another factor would be the consistency in selection – Wayne Arendse, Mogogi Gabonamong, Ricardo Skippers and to a lesser extent, Thabiso Ntloana, have played in almost every game.

"A goalkeeper needs to understand his defenders' habits, good and bad. When I arrived at the team they may have thought I was a bit harsh with the way I shouted at them, but after a few weeks we all had a good understanding," says the 31-year-old, who started his career with Bloemfontein Young Tigers.

While coach Boebie Solomons stated at a pre-match press conference that his side are a far more attacking unit these days, key to success against Chiefs could however well still lie in the sound defence of Motsoeneng and his back four.

There will also certainly be some added needle to this game after Santos were fined by the DC this week for their unsportsmanlike behaviour in a 1-0 loss to Chiefs in Port Elizabeth.

Their protests came about after they had what appeared to be a legitimate Eleazar Rodgers goal disallowed and even though the ball was handled by a Chiefs' defender on the way into the net, no penalty was awarded either.

Article by: Anthony McLennan

Previous comments on this story...

Ole(The Guru)
posted: 08:19 am
Chiefs starting eleven against Santos
1. Arthur Zwane
2.Jimmy Tau
3.Jimmy Jambu
4.Dominic Isaacs
5.Harry Likatlane
6.Tenashe Nengomashe
7.Broke Fan
8.Lazarus Matela
9.Knowledge musona
10.George Lebese
11.Sethoho Nale
Ole(The Guru)
posted: 08:19 am
Chiefs starting eleven against Santos
1. Arthur Zwane
2.Jimmy Tau
3.Jimmy Jambu
4.Dominic Isaacs
5.Harry Likatlane
6.Tenashe Nengomashe
7.Broke Fan
8.Lazarus Matela
9.Knowledge musona
10.George Lebese
11.Sethoho Nale
Anonymous
posted: 08:28 am
Motsoeneng, looks like you have a big mouth boss. Come sunday, I wonder if you will say all this after we score 4 pass you. What the hell do you think you are. If chiefs have scored 1 before then chiefs will do it again.

Anthony McLennan

What do you mean by this...........

And despite remaining side-lined from the Bafana Bafana set-up, he will have a good chance to showcase his skills to the nation against a side missing national team number one

Give us a break Mr Editor, just cos some one is in good form does not mean he deserves a place in BB

Ole: 2010-03-19 08:19

Dont smoke glue early in the morning, it destroys brains....if you have some anyway but the way I look at this shiit you posted, you dont have some brains
Anonymous
posted: 08:41 am
Ole please go and smoke your dagga somewhere not in this forum
Ole(The Guru)
posted: 08:56 am
hehehehehehehehehehe Arthur Zwane is the only keeper not concede a goal and remember that save againstsantos.
Ole(The Guru)
posted: 08:56 am
hehehehehehehehehehe Arthur Zwane is the only keeper not concede a goal and remember that save againstsantos.
Anonymous
posted: 09:11 am
As per VV "fringe players" will be up there to prove they deserve to be a Khosi family, we'll see a different ball game & many will be suprised come Sunday, Santos will be left clueless & speechless...Shapa Khosie Shapa,,,,shapa Musona shapa!!!!!!!!!!!!

Khosie 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 09:26 am
Im not surprised 2 see whose laughing at Ole's, OLE!!
Ole(The Guru)
posted: 09:34 am
hehehehehehe Pearl dont worry you will make the line up next time!!!!
Ole(The Guru)
posted: 09:34 am
hehehehehehe Pearl dont worry you will make the line up next time!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:45 am
Sbu you claim this Ole guy smoked or has no brains,but i suggest you go&stand in front of a mirror&look at yourself,you might not see a difference.Ole you made a big mistake by ommiting Pearl as your left wing,he,he,he
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 am
West Indian Chick : 2010-03-19 09:45

hehehehehe!!!!!!!! honey, just tell me, what was OLE trying to say from those first coments. And what difference are you talking about?????
Anonymous
posted: 10:28 am
Bla bla bla "chiefs wil b undrpresure" this GK nedz 2 shut da hell up...da r playaz u cn step up n get da job done bartman hs bn doing wel manje lebhari iphethe yiphi?? Stop smoking oil paint ..cum sunday n u wil.b humbled we gona put 4 goalz past u..
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 am
Eish typin error:i meant playaz who cn step up n get da job done
Ole(The Guru)
posted: 10:40 am
hehehehehehehehe Kukie!!!!!! Pearl i forgot to include your fiancee Ntuka!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:50 am
Ole: 2010-03-19 10:40 [ Report ]

LOL, i'll let u have fun on my behalf..whats happening @ Celtic vele, nothing 2 whisper about im sure
Snyemfu
posted: 10:54 am
Post Match intaview:

Marks:How do you feel after the 3 nil defeat to Santos?

VV:Eish Marks it is defficult to answer, but as you some of our key players are on duty for BB,and our Deadly on-form Strike Keiza Jnr is in Zanzibar shooting an ad for his make-up.

Marks: Difficulty indeed Coach, turf next time
VV: Thanks Marks, but as you know the problem is that our fans are like coaches they talk too much and also our players still need more therapy and psychologist as i said begining of the season.
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 11:48 am
Nna i don't c what's the fuss about. Really. Is it only Chiefs playing this weekend or is the only appettising game? Beacuse of the involvement of Chiefs ofcourse. As for you the goalkeeper just make sure you keep your clean sheet or your claim to Bafana will be gone come monday.

Fact is you don't play for Bafana unless you are wanted by Chiefs, Playing for Chiefs or you Scored against Chiefs. The rest don't mind them. We've been around long enough to know that they judge their success on the successfull team which is.............................

Ofcourse Kaizer Chiefs.

Now to you my boys. Finish this Snoekfish fast Soccer City can't be opened with Pirates and Free State Stars final. Imagine....Bwahahahahahahaha................Bwa.....Bwa.........Bwahahahahaha

Lekhosi la makhosi

4Lyf! Through en through.
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