Kaizer Chiefs' Willard Katsande determined to end winless run against SuperSport United

Kaizer Chiefs, Willard Katsande
The experienced Amakhosi midfielder believes they have to remain focused to ensure that they reach the semi-finals

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande says they will have to focus on securing a win as they meet SuperSport United in the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals on Sunday.

The Amakhosi star though, admits that he is aware of their poor form against Matsantsantsa.

“Obviously, it’s a huge game but, at the same time, if you are in a jungle and you meet up with a lion, you don’t need to close your eyes, you just need to open your eyes and attack,” Katsande told the media.

Chiefs have not registered a win over the Tshwane giants since 2016 and will hope to end their winless streak against the former TKO champions.

On the other hand, the Soweto giants are still licking their wounds following a 2-1 loss at the hands of Orlando Pirates last Saturday in the Soweto Derby.

“Because if you give your back it will hurt you more, but if the lion sees that you’re also [charging with] open eyes, maybe what will happen is that you’ll clash, and we don’t know who’s going to win,” he continued.

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In addition the game comes on the back of Chiefs' semi-final loss in the MTN8 where coach Kaitano Tembo's men edged the Naturena giants on aggregate.

“So, we all know history says that we’ve never beaten (SuperSport) in eight matches but this is a new game with different ingredients, so we’re looking forward to the challenge and giving our fans something to smile about,” he concluded.

The highly anticipated clash will be staged at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.