Tshabalala demands Kaizer Chiefs to focus on winning the Nedbank Cup

Tshabalala believes that the NFD side Stellenbosch United are a potential banana skin, thus they should not undermine them

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala says they are in the Nedbank Cup with one aim which is to go all the way and win it.

“We are in it to go all the way, but it is one game at a time. Winning is a long-term goal, but the short-term goal is the game against Stellenbosch,” Tshabalala told Timeslive.

Shabba stated that Chiefs will give the Capetonians the respect they deserve.

“We don’t know much about them, but we will give them respect. It is a fixture that we need to honour and make sure we play to the best of our ability to advance to the next round,"he said.

“In this cup there is no such thing as a small team, we can all attest to that. We just need to, as a team, focus on ourselves and our goal and make sure we do the business as a collective, that we work very hard and show commitment,” Tshabalala added.

The club’s vice-captain also expressed his opinion on their new striker in Venezuelan Gustavo Paez, who joined on a two-and-a-half year deal earlier this week.

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Shabba likens Paez to his former Chiefs teammate Jose Torrealba, who also hails from Venezuela and donned the colours of the Amakhosi from 2008 to 2011.

“Gustavo has done well, he’s a good player. He will definitely add value to the team. Our (the players) responsibility is to work on him, make him feel comfortable and support him,” Tshabalala said.

“He is a good player, more or less the same style as Jose Torrealba but he has his own skill that makes him a good player,” Tshabalala concluded.