Tshepo Gumede: Cape Town City know how to hurt Maritzburg United
Posted: 22 November 2016 Time: 11:14
Cape Town City defender Tshepo Gumede says the team knows how to hurt Maritzburg United heading into tonight's league clash at Athlone Stadium (19h30).
The new franchise enter the contest on a five-game winning streak in all competitions, most recently beating Chippa United 2-1 in Port Elizabeth on the weekend.
Maritzburg, meanwhile, snapped an eight-match winless run with a 2-1 victory at ailing Ajax Cape Town last time out.
“Yes, of course we have a plan for Maritzburg but unfortunately I cannot reveal anything to you,” Gumede tells KickOff.com.
“We’ve had the opportunity to check them out when they played Ajax on Saturday and we know how and where to hurt them. But that is all I’m saying.”
Tactics aside, Gumede is looking forward to playing at Athlone Stadium again.
“It’s been many years since I last played in Athlone and I’m looking forward to playing there again. It will be a good experience taking the game closer to the soccer lovers of Cape Town.”
In team news, attacker Bongolethu Jayiya is back from suspension for the hosts, as is Brian Onyango for the visitors. United coach Ernst Middendorp and centre-back Bevan Fransman remain on the sidelines.
Gumede also stressed the City Boyz have yet to achieve anything this season, as they sit third in the standings and have a Telkom Knockout semi-final lined up with Free State Stars on Saturday.
“We need to stay humble and focused because the season is still very long and we haven’t achieved anything yet," says the former Orlando Pirates man.
"I need to add that it’s pleasing for us though that we are well on track with our objectives that we have put out for ourselves.”