Kaizer Chiefs face a confident United FC in a Nedbank Cup semi-final on Saturday afternoonKaizer Chiefs host minnows United FC in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals on Saturday and will seek to bounce back from their disappointing PSL loss against Ajax Cape Town.
The Amakhosi will want to stamp their authority on proceedings from the kick-off whistle in order to dispel any thought of a dramatic upset.
A league and cup double is still on hand for Stuart Baxter's charges, but Chiefs will need to get through a torrid couple of weeks in order to achieve their goals.
The PSL league leaders have a full squad available for the clash and will look to dominate the minnows from the outset.
United FC have nothing to lose against the PSL giants and will strive to stage a major cup upset. Dan Maselesa has a full squad at hand and has even hired a sports psychologist in order to help his side prepare for the match.
"There is no doubt that Chiefs are a big team but this is football and any team that plays well on the day can cause an upset,” United FC forward Conrad Madolo said.
“We are going there to play football, play our normal game and keep to the basics."Nothing tactically has been discussed in terms of their weaknesses. We are going to concentrate on our strength’s and hopefully the soccer Gods will smile down on us on Saturday."
SuperSport United and Platinum Stars will play the second semi-final next week due to SuperSport's Caf Confederations Cup tie this weekend.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Kaizer Chiefs have been Cup champions on 12 seperate occasions.
- Their last triumph occured in 2006.
- This will be United FC's first cup semi-final.
- The winner of the Nedbank Cup will be awarded with R6 million rand.
- Tshwarelo Bereng is the National First Division side's top scorer in the Nedbank Cup with three goals to his name.