Kaizer Chiefs are eager to put their four-year trophy drought to bed as they get their shot at a first trophy with the 2019 Telkom Knockout now having been launched.
Chiefs missed out on the MTN8 after failing to qualify at the end of last season and will thus enter their first cup competition when they face Cape Town City next weekend.
The Soweto giants, who last lifted this particular trophy back in 2010, were drawn against the 2016 champions at the draw ceremony held in Randburg on Wednesday.
With Daniel Akpeyi in attendance, the Nigerian shotstopper declared the club’s intention to go all the way and continue their momentum which they’ve built up with six wins in eight games in the league.
“We’ve been chasing to get a trophy for some seasons now and I think it’s a fresh start for a trophy, so we’re looking forward to make sure we start winning something from this season, starting from the Telkom [Knockout] or even from the weekend’s game that we’ll be playing [against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Shell Helix Cup],” said Akpeyi.
“So, it’s very important because every win motivates you towards the next one, but obviously we have to start with one.
“Though we are on top today, we are not perfect yet, we’re still trying to work things out in every department of the team.
“But so far it’s been going good, and we hope that we can continue with this momentum because it’s the only thing that will lead us into winning this trophy going ahead.”