Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has explained why their first victory in eight games was vital for the team as he looks ahead at facing Cape Town City.
Chiefs ended a seven-match winless run in domestic competitions as they beat AmaZulu 1-0 in Durban on Wednesday afternoon, and subsequently climbed from 14th to 10th on DStv Premiership table.
Though they have made club history by qualifying for the CAF Champions League for the first time in their history, their domestic form has been cause for concern for coach Gavin Hunt and his charges.
With another test coming quickly on the horizon against 5th-placed City, Cardoso has reflected on the crucial midweek win and hopes they take the boost to clinch three more points come Saturday evening.
"I thought it was a very, very good game from our team [against AmaZulu] – you saw the fighting spirit we showed and it was a very, very important win for us to boost our morale," Cardoso told the club's media team.
"Our next game against Cape Town City this weekend is another tough game, it's not going to be an easy one, [but] we've got to collect three points.
"We've been very good on the road and we hope to continue the performance. If we can put up another fighting spirit like we did against AmaZulu, we should walk away victorious.
"I think that win will boost us going into this game, so we hope to go into this game and get another win."
The 32-year-old has also issued a rallying cry to the Amakhosi faithful and believes what they have endured so far this season is merely a phase.
"We want to thank our supporters for always being there behind us. We also ask to continue supporting us even when the times are tough. We will come out of what we have been going through, I think it's just a phase," he concluded.
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