Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Tshabalala wary of wounded Dikwena

Shabba came on as a second half substitute in the second leg of the MTN 8 semifinal against Dikwena on Sunday after recovering from a knee injury

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has admitted that playing against Platinum Stars for the third in quick succession will be even tougher because the Rustenburg outfit will be eyeing nothing but revenge.

AmaKhosi easily beat Dikwena on two separate ocassions in the past two weeks, but Shabba said that they won't get carried away and think it will be easy this time around as this will be a league game.

"We as football lovers know that there is a difference between league and Cup games," Tshabalala told his official website. "This upcoming match will be one that we need to treat as a normal league match. This means it will be tougher as both teams will be looking to secure maximum points," he said.

"Dikwena will also be looking to exact revenge. So we are playing a wounded team and that is dangerous," continued Shabba.

The 29-year-old Soweto-born Shabba expects Dikwena to be as stubborn as they have been in the past, especially because they will be playing at home, but he's hoping that AmaKhosi can get past them.

"We will be away from home and that is always a challenge,” he added. “The home team always give an extra effort to win their home games which makes it twice as hard for us.

"I know that we are professionals but we are also human. Travelling and playing in a short space of time has its own effects. So taking all this into consideration, it will be a tough match."