Tovey downplays Chiefs in Orlando

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Kaizer Chiefs legend and former captain Neil Tovey feels playing at Orlando Stadium won’t impact the club’s title hopes, especially as their rivals are not in the race.

Tovey believes his former team will not encounter any problems playing at the home of Orlando Pirates, regardless of their long-standing rivalry.

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The resumption of the 2019/20 season has forced clubs to relinquish their traditional home venues as the PSL is forced to stage the remaining games inside a bio-bubble in Gauteng.

Chiefs have thus found themselves drawn to play their remaining home games at The Buccaneers’ venue, and many believe 'muti' and the use of the branded change room could psychologically affect the Glamour Boys.

However, ‘Mokoko’ has argued that Amakhosi just have to get on it with it and luckily there will be no Soweto Derby to further taunt the rivalry.

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“Look, that's what it's about, getting these fixtures completed. They [used to] play there anyway when they played Pirates, so unless they play each other, no [it will not impact Chiefs],” Tovey tells KickOff.com.

“Playing there can't affect them, you were gonna play home and away anyway. Pirates aren't involved in the league [race] so they are not gonna be involved in the shoot-out for the league [title].

“It won't affect them, I can't see that happening. They should be professionals and not let it worry them.”

With Chiefs still at the summit of the log standings going into the final eight fixtures, the 58-year-old former defender sees the remaining games merely as a formality.

“You don't know how it's gonna turn out, all the teams are gonna battle at first and the team that gets started and gets going quickest will sort it out. [Chiefs] are in pole position now, they should win it,” he concludes.

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