JOHANNESBURG – Beleaguered after their underwhelming efforts in the past four seasons, Kaizer Chiefs target the pre-season Carling Black Label Cup triumph as that could provide the needed turnaround at the club.
Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will once more bring the country to a standstill when they clash in the pre-season friendly at FNB Stadium on Saturday (Kick-off at 3pm).
Deemed as the “Cup Kings of South African Football”, Chiefs have had a dismal run in maintaining that prestigious tag as their trophy cabinet has garnered only dust in the last four seasons.
“Going on to the field as Kaizer Chiefs, we are not going to give much away. Even in our preparations, we tried as much as possible to hide them away. We didn’t play with familiar clubs or at public venues. We treated it as a real cooking competition as we didn’t want to give our recipes away,” Chiefs spokesperson Vina Maphosa said at the Carling’s Media Briefing at FNB Stadium yesterday.
“On display this Saturday, it will be crème de la crème of what is going to surprise most people in the upcoming season. We’ll start with Orlando Pirates and show them what Kaizer Chiefs is made of.”