'I want Chiefs to beat Pitso in the final'

Telkom Knockout

Kaizer Chiefs legend Rudolf 'Gardner' Seale says nothing will excite him more than to see his former club beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final of the Telkom Knockout, just to settle the score with Pitso Mosimane.

Mosimane has been negative with his comments this season when it comes to Amakhosi, insinuating that they are on top of the Absa Premiership table because they have been unfairly benefiting from the referees.

Chiefs have already beaten The Brazillians twice this season, first in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup and then in the league encounter.

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Mosimane didn't take kindly to both those losses and totally refused to accept that he was beaten fair and square.

Seale believes if the two teams progress in this weekend's Telkom Knockout semifinals, it will definitely help settle the score.

"Let me be a supporter this time not the coach," the former left-back tells KickOff.com.

"We all want the dream final so obviously it's Sundowns and Chiefs you see. I don't want be a coach this time where I am saying tactically Maritzburg [United] this and that. I want to predict the score as a supporter.

"I'm just hoping to see Chiefs and Sundowns you see. That on its own is going to settle the score, you know which score I'm talking about. Ja the stories of saying referees this, who's benefiting this and that. Ja I'm hoping for a Chiefs and Sundowns final.

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"I wish we win it against Pitso man, like I say that is going to settle the score... and no penalties, nothing, you understand? I respect Pitso, I like Pitso, to see him throwing his opinions not hiding behind anybody. But I want to see what he says. He will turn the tables around you see."

Seale says even though meeting Sundowns in the final instead of Golden Arrows might reduce Amakhosi's chances of winning their first trophy in four years, facing the KwaZulu-Natal side will also have its own challenges.

"Of course yes, but you know what? They could also meet Steve [Komphela, Arrows coach]. Steve's got a point to prove as well, more than any other coach, in the sense that he's been in the game for ages and he hasn't won anything you see," he explains.

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"And imagine if he has to play Kaizer Chiefs, whereby according to me he was unceremoniously evicted. So I think he will want to beat Kaizer Chiefs by all means.

"Ja either way whether they meet Sundowns or Arrows it's not going to be easy, even Maritzburg [in the semis]. But we are very thirsty... when was the last time?"

The first semifinal will see Arrows host Sundowns at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday at 15h00, with the second semifinal between Chiefs and Maritzburg taking place on Sunday afternoon (15h00) at Mbombela Stadium.