Ajax Cape Town's Stanley Menzo says Chippa win lifted confidence for Kaizer Chiefs clash
Posted: 12 December 2017 Time: 19:15
Ajax Cape Town coach Stanley Menzo believes the 1-0 victory over Chippa United has boosted his team's confidence for their final game of the year against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.
The win against an in-form Chippa at Bidvest Stadium last weekend snapped a four-game winless run for the Urban Warriors.
“Very good victory in a very important part of the season. Just before the break we played Bidvest Wits away, Chippa United, we are going to meet Kaizer Chiefs and those three points were important,” Menzo said.
“The win will give us the confidence of course, but confidence won't give you points, we still have to work. You can see that Chippa, I think they came with a lot of confidence after their win against Chiefs.
“Yes, confidence is good and belief that you can win and that's what they had, but still they had to fight to get the points.”
Menzo is well aware Ajax remain in danger as they are just a point above the drop zone after 13 matches.
“We are still struggling but the team has shown [the right] mentality against Chippa United and against Wits,” added the Dutchman.
“We are not top of the log. We are still somewhere underneath so we are struggling.
“But this gives the team confidence and hopefully boosts it for the upcoming games.
“We have to stop being inconsistent and show that we can be consistent for a long time. But it is a young team with not a lot of experienced players.
“Inconsistency is a part of this league and we have to deal with it, and we have to try to be more consistent,” he concluded ahead of the clash with Chiefs at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium (20h15).