Klate: We can't expect to win 5-0

Nedbank Cup

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The two sides will clash at 20h00 at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium with both hoping to bounce back strong from the recent 10-day international break.

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After beating Bloemfontein Celtic in the first round of the competition, Wits now face an unknown ABC Motsepe League outfit that have nothing to lose, and will be brimming with enthusiasm.

Klate has played down suggestions that they might take their opponents lightly, and expects Magesi to come out guns blazing in their home fixture.

“It’s always difficult [playing against] the unknown teams because they are going to double or triple their efforts, and they might even play above themselves,” says the 31-year-old attacker.

“But it’s for us to apply ourselves properly and do the right things, play as we know how to, and to take it from there.

“It’s just important not to be complacent against them and expect ourselves to win 5-0. We aren’t going to go into the match like that, we are going to take it as a serious match because it is the Nedbank Cup after all.”

The former Orlando Pirates winger, who boasts two Nedbank Cup winner's medals, adds that talk of Wits winning this year’s cup is premature.

“Obviously talking about winning the Nedbank Cup is a bit far-fetched, you know, it’s still only the second round right now so we can’t be focused on that too much,” he adds.

“We are focused on now and obviously in the Nedbank Cup it’s getting past Magesi, which is going to be a tricky fixture for us. Talking about winning the Nedbank Cup at the stage would be premature; we’re just going to focus on each game as it comes.”

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