Lyle Lakay wary of Gustavo Paez, Siphiwe Tshabalala threats but confident of team planning
Posted: 12 April 2017 Time: 17:10
Bloemfontein Celtic winger Lyle Lakay says there will be no special plan tonight for the on-form Kaizer Chiefs duo Gustavo Paez and Siphiwe Tshabalala.
Paez and Tshabalala have been Amakhosi's two stand-out performers of late, with the former bagging a brace in their Nedbank Cup Last 16 win over Acornbush United on Sunday, while the latter's set-pieces constantly prove threatening to the opposition.
While Lakay admits he is aware of the threat they could cause on Phunya Sele Sele's defence, he says they have not put any special emphasis on the attacking pair.
"We don't have any special plan for Paez," Lakay tells KickOff.com. "[We are wary] of their counter attacks, especially when 'Shabba' is involved.
"We know they are also dangerous in set-pieces but we are prepared for them, like we prepare for any other team.
"We are aware of what [Paez] and 'Shabba' are capable of. We are going to be playing our normal game and our planning has been the very same way that we plan for every other team."
Kick-off of tonight's clash at the Dr Molemela Stadium is scheduled for 19h30.
A win by a two-goal marhin could send Luc Eymael's side into the top eight, above Maritzburg United and Orlando Pirates on goal difference, while Chiefs are gunning to leap frog Cape Town City into second, behind leaders Bidvest Wits, with a victory.