Keagan Buchanan wary of Baroka threat
Posted: 1 November 2016 Time: 11:54
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Keagan Buchanan is mindful of the dangers that Baroka FC pose but says they are prepared to collect maximum points in Durban tomorrow night.
Amakhosi will host the PSL newcomers for the first time in a competitive match since their embarrasing Nedbank Cup quarterfinal defeat more than five years ago.
Buchanan, who was on loan from SuperSport United at First Division outfit Winners Park at the time, "vividly" remembers watching that game, which Chiefs lost 2-1 in Polokwane.
“I watched that encounter a few years ago. I remember vividly the packed Peter Mokaba Stadium when they beat us," the 25-year-old tells his club's website.
"But, that’s now for the history books. We have moved on and a lot has changed since then. Wednesday’s match will be a new ball game.”
The Glamour Boys will play their second of three 'home' matches set for the Durban venue this season, and Buchanan is relishing the occasion.
“Playing Baroka in Durban is another massive match to look forward to,” he added. "We will not underestimate them.
"We also can’t take them for granted. Judging by their form you see that they deserve to be in the big league.
“We are going there to fulfil our mandate. We are preparing to win the match and play good football on Wednesday.”
The former Bloemfontein Celtic workhorse completed his first full match for Chiefs in last Saturday's Soweto Derby, in what was only his second start for the club after making his full debut against Maritzburg United in the Telkom Knockout a fortnight ago.
“Before the match [against Maritzburg] I was anxious,” revealed Buchanan. “I was looking forward and wanted to have a feel of playing my first PSL game in the Gold & Black jersey.
"Players like Willard Katsande and the coaching staff helped me to get going. I am glad to contribute and more so that we progressed to the quarterfinals."
“I enjoyed playing in my first Soweto Derby. This was a dream come true. Playing for a club as big as Chiefs and getting an opportunity to play in the Derby, is the biggest thing that has ever happened in my career so far. I will cherish that moment,” he concluded.