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George Maluleka expects Stellenbosch battle in Nedbank Cup

Posted: 8 March 2017 Time: 17:17

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka is expecting a tough and physical contest when they face Sammy Troughton and Steve Barker’s Stellenbosch FC, having worked with both coaches before.

The club formerly known as Vasco Da Gama is now located in Stellenbosch and sit fourth on the National First Dvision standings.

In-form Maluleka believes Amakhosi will need to take this game as seriously as any other if they are to progress to the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday.

“From the years that I have worked with both coaches [in the AmaTuks development] I can tell you now that it’s going to be a very challenging game for us,” Maluleka tells the new Chiefs website.

“All their teams are known for being fighters and we need to be prepared for that come Saturday. They are fourth on the NFD log for a reason and that is because of coach Steve and Sammy, very intelligent coaches who have been in this game for a long time and know what it takes to cause an upset. We will obviously be aware of that and prepare accordingly.”

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Maluleka adds: “Nothing will change, the preparation won’t, but I would just like to think the performance will this weekend be compared to how it was against any other team in the league.

“We are going into this game with a serious mindset, forget which league they [Stellenbosch] are playing in. We want to make sure that we get a positive result, we don’t want any surprises.

“A positive result come Saturday will enable us to progress to the next stage of the Nedbank Cup and that is important to us in our quest to win the trophies that are left for us.”

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