Muhsin Ertugral says Kaizer Chiefs will need to do their homework for Ajax Cape Town showdown
Posted: 11 May 2018 Time: 09:30
Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral has warned Kaizer Chiefs to do their homework should they wish to outfox the Urban Warriors on Saturday afternoon.
The Cape club have no option but to win if they wish to avoid the relegation play-offs, while Chiefs know that three points will guarantee them a return to continental football next year.
Confident of victory, Ertugral knows the danger the Glamour Boys pose, having studied them intently in preparation for this weekend’s crunch clash.
“We’ve looked very, very closely in detail the elements of Kaizer Chiefs over their last 20 games, looking at individuals, groups and their organisation patterns,” the Turkish tactician said. “They’re a bit different now that Patrick [Mabedi] has taken over. They have very good individual players, and are a good team that can at any given time, pull off a result.”
Despite being at the helm at Chiefs over two separate spells, Ertugral insists Amakhosi’s knowledge of his thinking, tactics and preparations won’t be of any use ahead of Saturday’s showdown.
“I don’t know if they know me very well, as I now have a different team,” he argued. “They know me that side from what I did with them. But I don’t think they know how I will operate in this game. It’s not going to be the same patterns as we’ve played before – they must do a little bit more homework that side.”
Kick-off at Cape Town Stadium is set for 15h00.