Chiefs’ Zulu: A Lot Went Wrong…
Philani Zulu can’t pinpoint exactly what went wrong for Kaizer Chiefs in their embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Chippa United but fully expects the team to bounce back this weekend.
The Glamour Boys suffered their worst Absa Premiership defeat in nearly a decade when they faced Chippa recently (their last 3-0 league defeat was in 2009 to Santos) and they need to get back to winning ways if they’re to push for a CAF Confederation Cup spot.
Chiefs are currently at risk of one of their lowest points tallies since the PSL era began, and Zulu is eager to make sure that the team keep their heads up and make a go of the last few games.
Speaking to the media this week, the 25-year-old said, “I can’t really say what went wrong, because a lot of things went wrong. But, for me, with the injuries we suffered, it kind of changed the way we had planned. That’s when Chippa got the better of us because we had to change up a bit, which didn’t work in our favour as much as we expected it to.”
Now, with two big games against Platinum Stars in the league and a Nedbank Cup semi-final with Free State Stars on the horizon.
He said, “It’s all on our shoulders and we’re ready to keep on fighting and push forward. We haven’t given up, and our heads are not down. That’s the way it should be. You lose some and win some, it just depends on how you keep on fighting.
“We as players know what needs to be done. The youngsters coming in, with the help of the senior players, we pretty much are a good team and it’s up to us to show that.”
Chiefs face Dikwena on Sunday afternoon as they try to leapfrog Maritzburg United in the Absa Premiership, but Mamelodi Sundowns could officially knock them out of the title race with a win on Saturday night.