Golden Arrows have emphasised getting all three points against Kaizer Chiefs in their fight against relegation.
Arrows are in the relegation dogfight with the likes of Polokwane City, SuperSport United, Ajax Cape Town and Platinum Stars. Adding three points to their tally tonight would move the KwaZulu-Natal team closer to inside the top eight bracket on the log.
Abafana Bes’thende’s assistant coach, Mandla Ncikazi, says everyone in the team is prepared to give a fight against Amakhosi tonight.
“I think it’s the best mood ever I have seen in a while amongst the team. (We are) not excited, but cautious, controlled, fired and prepared to fight for the team. That’s all you want before a crucial match. Things look positive with the way they are right now,” Ncikazi told the Siya crew.
“First things first, avoid relegation first and then fight for the top eight. We are positive that we have a chance of getting three points with the way things are right now. Don’t even look which team you are playing against, as long as it is in the PSL just go out there to fight for the points,” added Ncikazi.
Following the resignation of Steve Komphela as the Chiefs’ head coach on the weekend, Patrick Mabedi and Arthur Zwane have been tasked with leading the team going forward.
“It’s even more difficult because you don’t know if Mabedi and Arthur Zwane will go for the three centre backs, which is what they (Chiefs) have been doing, and you don’t know if they will change personnel. Remember that the players that have not been given a chance (to play) see an opportunity now. They will play to impress. Either the whole team will want to redeem themselves and to please the supporters, you’ll never know, it’s very difficult. But we have our own race to run and irrespective of what happens we will fight for the badge of the club,” concluded Ncikazi.
The match between Arrows and Chiefs get underway at the Princess Magogo Stadium from 19h30.