Keegan Ritchie insists Kaizer Chiefs will not lose two cup finals in a row
Posted: 8 December 2015 Time: 21:51
Kaizer Chiefs defender Keegan Ritchie says their MTN8 final defeat to Ajax Cape Town was a wake up call ahead of their Telkom Knockout final clash against Mamelodi Sundowns next week Wednesday.
Amakhosi will meet the Brazilians in the Telkom Knockout final at Moses Mabhida Stadium looking to avoid a second successive cup final defeat after going down 1-0 to Ajax almost 12 weeks ago.
Ritchie has now warned Sundowns that there is no way they will lose two finals in a row.
"The first one we didn't play well. That gave us a bit of a wake up call to come out and just give everything, and leave our hearts on the field against Sundowns," said Ritchie.
"There is a lot of pressure now, but the boys are used to that in this game. I think we are up for the challenge."
With Chiefs failing to find consistency in their form this season, the 25-year old has warned people against reading too much into it and says they cannot be written off so early.
“The league is a marathon; it is not how you start but how you finish. A lot of the teams in the second half [of the season] tend to lose form and they go through a dip.
"While in the second round we play a lot better. Lets see what happens in the second round, and I think we will pick up points.
"I just want to say that people must not write us off yet – we still have a chance of winning the league.”