Eymael expects confident Chiefs


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Chiefs registered their first league win of the season in style with a 4-1 thumping of Cape Town City at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Amakhosi can also draw confidence from their 3-0 defeat of Stars in the MTN8 quarter-finals at FNB Stadium in August.

Meanwhile, Ea Lla Koto have worryingly conceded 12 goals in six games in all competitions this season, having most recently lost 1-0 at Polokwane City on the weekend.

Eymael concedes the Nedbank Cup champions need to improve defensively and offensively, although he feels his men are creating ample chances for goals.

"It's difficult to solve but we are trying to fix the problem [at the back]," Eymael tells KickOff.com.

"I don't know, we'll know after the game you know, we'll know after the game. What can I do? I know that we conceded three against Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN 8. They scored four on Saturday but with 11 against 10. But it's good for their confidence and us we have to work.

"It's not only on the defensive compartment, it's also on the offensive compartment. But we spoke, we had a meeting after the game. We had a meeting as the technical staff, [the] players had a meeting ... you know we discussed on Sunday morning also all together because we are creating a lot of chances you know.

"We are creating I think three or four times more chances than last season but unfortunately we don't score and ... we concede. So that's a true problem we have now, it's not new. Since the beginning of the season it's like that. It's been difficult you know."

The Belgian bemoaned his side's luck against his former employers Rise and Shine.

"You know we are not very lucky. In the first half we created seven chances in the box, we had shots on target. In the first half Polokwane had two shots, the first shot of Polokwane is after 32 minutes. After 32 minutes is a second shot it is a goal.

"You know it is difficult to accept but it is like that. We have to work harder and try to be more clinical. We also have been denied of a goal that I saw after the match on the TV. It's a clear goal for Judas Moseamedi. The evidence is that nobody of Polokwane was discussing for nothing or follow nothing, I think it's a clear ball.

"I think because I watched the replay on TV that normally the central defender of Polokwane City [jersey number] 27 [Nicholas Motloung] had to receive a second yellow card because he did two intentional faults after he got yellow carded. It's surprising that he didn't get a second yellow.

"I know it's part of the game but currently everything is against us. I hope we will try to work enough to try to force luck to be on our side.

"For the rest we have to focus on Chiefs and I will not talk more because I'm already preparing for this game of Chiefs, and I don't want to be disturbed all day."