With the domestic league title almost certainly going in the direction of Sundowns, Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite believes they can maintain their tradition of picking up at least one trophy per season by winning the Nedbank Cup.
The AmaKhosi will square off against Mashamaite’s former side Bidvest Wits on Saturday afternoon in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals. Mashamaite previously captained The Students, and led them to a 3-0 victory over AmaZulu in the 2010 Nedbank Cup Final.
"It will always carry some kind of emotion going to my former home. Wits is the place where it all began for me, but football is business and if you want to succeed in the field then you have to be objective,” Mashamaite told the club's official website.
“I want to go to Bidvest Stadium and win the game," he added.
Chiefs trail log leaders Sundowns by four points with two games left in the season. The AmaKhosi will need some kind of miracle if they were to snatch the domestic league title from The Brazilians at this stage of the season.
"League almost lost? That is almost. There has been twists and turns this season, Sundowns started well and then we took over towards the end of the first round, then they came back strongly and overtook us,” said Mashamaite.
“Why not believe in one more twist to happen in this miraculous 2013/14 season,” he said.
Mashamaite added that one should not read too much into previous meetings with a team, and that history is in fact that. Chiefs beat Wits 2-1 earlier in the season, and then played out to a goalless draw last month.
The match will be unpredictable and bear in mind that Wits have only lost one match at home in this campaign.