Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Siyabonga Nkosi, is looking forward to the encounter with Mochudi Centre Chiefs in Botswana this weekend.
The Amakhosi take on their Botswana counterparts in a friendly tomorrow in Gaborone with the tie being billed as the ‘Clash of the Champions’.
Chiefs are taking their full squad on the trip, other than their Bafana Bafana internationals, although their first team players are unlikely to feature in the game.
The Glamour Boys won the PSL last season, while Mochudi Centre Chiefs were crowned champions of the Botswana Premier League.
Nkosi says he’s excited about the game, and told Chiefs’ official website, “Botswana is close to SA and I know most of Batswana do follow South African football. Actually, I heard Kaizer Chiefs command a lot of following in Botswana. For us, going to play there is football coupled with giving back to the people who support the team from far afield.
“I am familiar with the stadium; I played there back in early 2000 when I was selected for Bafana Bafana. The match itself is part of our preparations for the TKO semis back home on the 23rd November 2013. The opponents, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, are a competitive and a good team. We have the name Chiefs to fight for apart from the football aspect of it.
“For some of the players, it is about game time and after struggling with injuries at the beginning of this season, this game is important for me to catch up with the rest of the guys. We are all looking forward to it and hope that the stadium will be packed to create a good atmosphere.”
The game will take place at the Botswana National Stadium in Gaborone tomorrow at 19h00.