Simphiwe Mtsweni says AmaZulu storm brewing ahead of Kaizer Chiefs clash in Telkom Knockout
Posted: 27 October 2017 Time: 19:45
AmaZulu left-back Simphiwe Mtsweni is adamant Usuthu will beat his former team Kaizer Chiefs in Durban.
The clubs will lock horns in a Telkom Knockout Cup last-16 tie at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday (20h15).
"We are going to beat them," the Secunda-born player tells KickOff.com.
"The way we are playing at the moment in all our games, if you can check from our first game of the season, nothing has changed. The only thing that changes are the players in certain positions but it doesn't make any difference. Everyone who comes in knows what to do. It's not like there's something special that we are saving for Saturday, they will get the same thing, they know about us. What we don't know is if they will have energy to cope with it."
The 23-year-old has made it clear that he will not make the mistake of wanting to prove a point to Chiefs for releasing him in 2016.
"I'm not playing to prove Chiefs wrong. Who am I to prove Chiefs wrong? What happened to me at Chiefs is what happens in football, players come and go. It's all about how far you can go when given a chance to play. I'm happy to face Chiefs, not to prove a point. Football is football, I always play my normal game not to prove a point or to say 'hey you guys let me go', no! Who am I ? Maybe they didn't see in me what other people are currently seeing."
Mtsweni is very happy with the way things have been turning out for him so far at his new club, and warns the public that there is still more to come from the KwaZulu-Natal side.
"Everything is fine at Usuthu, especially the way the team and the coach [Cavin Johnson] welcomed me. We are all getting along fine, it's nice. When it comes to game-time coaches are not the same. I was just fortunate that when I got here I found that coach Cavin likes ball players."
He adds: "To be honest, it's not to say we were not noticing the way things were happening. People wrote us off before we even played our first game. But now they are starting to realise that we have something, now they are starting to open their eyes and it's still early, they haven't seen anything yet. There's a big storm coming."