AmaKhosi will use this clash as preparation for their upcoming Telkom Knockout Cup match against Platinum Stars at the FNB Stadium on November 23Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siyabonga Nkosi has told the club website that their friendly game against Mochudi Centre Chiefs is more than just a football match.
Nkosi is aware that AmaKhosi have a huge following outside the South African borders, and he believes that this is their chance to give back to their Botswana-based fans.
"Botswana is close to SA and I know most of Botswana do follow South African football. Actually, I heard Kaizer Chiefs command a lot of following in Botswana. For us, going to play there is football coupled with giving back to the people who support the team from far afield," Nkosi told the Chiefs website.
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The 32-year-old Nkosi said they will use this match against their Botswana opponents to prepare for their upcoming Telkom Knockout Cup semi-final clash against Platinum Stars.
"I am familiar with the stadium; I played there back in early 2000 when I was selected for Bafana Bafana. The match itself is part of our preparations for the TKO semis back home on the 23rd November 2013.
"The opponents, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, are a competitive and a good team. We have the name Chiefs to fight for apart from the football aspect of it," he said.
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Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is expected to field and assess fringe players against Centre Chiefs, but Nkosi wants to use this game to catch up with the rest of his teammates fitness, having struggled with injuries this season.
"For some of the players, it is about game time and after struggling with injuries at the beginning of this season, this game is important for me to catch up with the rest of the guys.
"We are all looking forward to it and hope that the stadium will be packed to create a good atmosphere," said Nkosi.
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