David Kannemeyer wants to make history with Magic FC against Kaizer Chiefs

The retired left-back is looking forward to facing his former club in Port Elizabeth

The Magic FC coach David Kannemeyer says their mission is to enjoy themselves when they face Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup round of 16 match on Sunday afternoon.

“Yeah, look I said the other day that this is the best fixture for us and like you say there is no better way to motivate the guys, but we must not get ahead of ourselves,” Kannemeyer told Goal.

“We have to do the right thing on Sunday and ensure that we play according to instructions because the best thing is that we know Chiefs and they don’t know us,” he explained.

“They are a big club and we cannot try and say we will be better, but we must put our feet on the ground and just express ourselves freely on the day,” he added.

The Magic, who are based in Cape Town, will host Amakhosi at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

“We tried to secure a venue in Cape Town, but we had no luck. There was no venue available to accommodate us, but we are still at home in Port Elizabeth,” he continued.

“It is still in a coastal area, there is wind in Cape Town just like in Port Elizabeth and we all know that Chiefs enjoys a massive following anywhere in the country. So, we are okay with the venue and we just have to do the job,” said the former defender.

Chiefs reached the Last 16 after securing a hard-fought 1-0 win over ABC Motsepe side Tornado.

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“We know Chiefs are a good side, but they are under pressure especially after what happened in the previous round,” continued the former Cape Town Spurs defender.

“However, we cannot look back at that result because this will be a different game. I want my players to stick to our tactics,” he said.

“Yes, I played for Chiefs, but in football it happens that you meet your former team. There are no sentiments because that is in the past and I want people to know The Magic FC. The mission is to make my own history as a coach,” concluded the legend.