Kaizer Chiefs news: Middendorp calls for more aggression against Stellenbosch_1

Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp is looking for a far more aggressive approach in their match against Stellenbosch FC than what was displayed in their last outing.

Amakhosi crashed out of the Telkom Knockout on Sunday after being outplayed by Maritzburg United, who ran off 2-1 winners on the day.

Kaizer Chiefs look to rediscover winning mentality

They now have to dust themselves up for a league game on Wednesday night, which takes place at Cape Town Stadium.

The German is eager to see his charges bounce back from the weekend’s disappointment.

“We have to create a winning mentality,” he is quoted by the Kaizer Chiefs website.
“We were not aggressive enough in the last match.
“We must show more hunger this evening.”Ernst Middendorp

Middendorp had to shuffle his line up a bit for the match against Maritzburg, as three key players were missing through suspension.

Suspended duo due back 

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and midfielder Willard Katsande are due back after serving out one-match bans, while defender Eric Mathoho is still not eligible for selection after seeing red in the Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates.

“We had some players missing in key positions in the last match,” Middendorp continued.
“We played different combinations and after conceding the goal. We tried different options and that was too late to catch up with the opponents.”Ernst Middendorp

History at Cape Town Stadium

The match against Stellenbosch is a historic occasion, as the Glamour Boys have never met the top-flight newcomers in the league.

The two sides are at opposite halves of the table, with Chiefs sitting pretty at the top – seven points clear of the second-placed team – while Stellies are near the relegation zone in 14th place.

Middendorp cautioned against underestimating their opponents, who have just two wins in their debut campaign in the top tier of South African soccer.

“I don’t have much to say about the opposition,” said Middendorp.
“Safe to say we must still respect the opponents even if we’re sitting on top of the log. They will be relishing their chances when they watch the weekend situation. We will amend the mistakes from the past games. I don’t treat league and cup games differently.”Ernst Middendorp

Kick off is at 19:30 (SAST).