Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune expects tough match against Bloemfontein Celtic
Posted: 24 February 2018 Time: 18:30
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says they are determined to hold onto their unbeaten run this year as they prepare to take on Bloemfontein Celtic at FNB Stadium tonight.
Amakhosi are on a run of six matches without a defeat in 2018, winning three and drawing three, while Celtic have registered just one victory since the start of the year.
The Soweto giants will be looking to return to second place on the Absa Premiership standings after Maritzburg United claimed the position on Friday night thanks to their come from behind victory over relegation-threatened Platinum Stars.
“The confidence is high, the competition is high and we want to keep it that way,” Khune said.
“We have not lost a match in 2018 and the chairman [Kaizer Motaung] always says ‘the only team that can beat Kaizer Chiefs is Kaizer Chiefs itself’. The games we lost, we made mistakes and they counted against us. I don’t think we deserved to lose those matches, we let ourselves down. We have been working hard and we want to end the season on a high.”
The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper says clubs in the league always save their energy for Chiefs, so he expects a big fight from struggling Celtic tonight.
He adds: “Every game we play is tough. Every opponent brings their A-game. The coach [Steve Komphela] always tells us that when the fixture comes out, teams look for the game against Chiefs and they save all their energy for Kaizer Chiefs.
“Every game we go into is a tough match and we are always prepared to take on our opponents. We just have to continue our unbeaten record [in 2018].”
Kick-off is at 20h15.