Chiefs Legend Recalls Famous Sundowns Showdown
Ace Khuse Recalls A Famous Clash Between Kaizer Chiefs & Mamelodi Sundowns
Kaizer Chiefs legend, Donald ‘Ace’ Khuse, says that he’s looking forward to the clash with Mamelodi Sundowns, bringing back memories of his playing days with the Amakhosi.
Khuse, who spent two seasons with Sundowns before joining the Glamour Boys, believes that Chiefs have a big chance given the quality in their team, with Steve Komphela’s side looking to close the gap on the current Absa Premiership leaders.
Speaking to Chiefs’ official website, the 54-year-old gave his thoughts on the game coming up on Saturday evening, saying that he ‘can’t wait’.
He said, “Encounters between Chiefs and Sundowns are usually nice to watch. It’s one of those games I always look forward to, especially now that we really have a momentum going with the team having won four of their last five league matches.
“We have a lot of quality in the team, including several youngsters with the right attitude. Saturday’s match will be a big one. I can’t wait.”
Meanwhile, the former Masandawana man also recalled one specific game between the sides back in the 1992 BP Top Eight Cup final, when he scored the winner.
He said, “We had an incredibly strong side in those years, the players were disciplined, there was unity, togetherness and that winning mentality – the spirit was so high. (We had) a lot of leaders, who never accepted a player to be lazy, either in a game or on the training ground. We all pushed each other.
“Look at that Top Eight final against Sundowns. The win was purely a team effort. They had the upper hand for most of the match, but we fought and we had that ambition. We had that will to win.”
And his goal?
“Fani Madida whipped the ball into the box, and I tapped the ball into the goal with a half-volley. I was so excited that I went on a long run behind the goal. It was such a competitive game. They pressed us a lot. However, in the end, we got a chance and we finished it.”