'Big teams can bounce back from 3-0'

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Kaizer Chiefs legend Abel 'Chaklas' Shongwe believes Amakhosi can bounce back and reverse the scoreline against Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 semi-finals.

Chiefs suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Pirates in the first leg at Orlando Stadium on Saturday but still have the second leg billed for FNB Stadium to come on Sunday.

The Phefeni Glamour Boys will now look to score at least three goals and hope Pirates don't reply in the return match.

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Shongwe believes whatever happened in Orlando on Saturday can also happen at FNB Stadium this coming Sunday.

"Whatever Pirates did at Orlando Stadium, Chiefs can do it at FNB Stadium, this is football," Shongwe tells KickOff.com.

"I believe the guys were not ready for the game on Saturday. There were a lot of errors at the back. Let the coach rectify it and I believe Chiefs will come back a different team on Sunday.

"The 3-0 is not a bad scoreline. We have seen big teams bouncing back from that scoreline. It all depends on the players' mindset if it's okay and they believe they can do it."

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'Chacklas' has since urged Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt to bring back the experienced players to the pitch.

"Pirates have a good squad, you saw it on Saturday both on the field and on the bench. I think the coach must bring back the experienced players," he adds.

"You need experience to play the Derby and you can bring the young ones later. I urge the coach to start with the experienced players on Sunday."

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