Chippa United’s mid-fielder Anthony Laffor is confident that his side will beat Swallows FC in their DStv Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Saturday.
The match kicks off at 3:30pm.
The Gqeberha-based team is struggling. It has not won in the last six league games and its last win in this competition was against the bottom of the log Black Leopards in January.
Laffor who has won numerous trophies with his former club Mamelodi Sundowns, says the Chilli Boys will bounce back against Swallows.
“We move forward, we have a big one on Saturday against swallows. We know they are desperate now they are in need of a win. They are going to come on Chippa United very hard. But everything is possible, it’s our home game. We drew with them in our last game. If we listen to what our coach told us what to do, entertaining people who will be watching the game on TV, playing our own game the tiki-taka football, I think we will be victorious.”
⚽ Chippa United ? Swallows FC
? Saturday, 20 March 2021
? Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
? Not Televised
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Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer says he will do everything in his power to ensure that his players do not become complacent against bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday.
Bucs will go into the Soweto derby as firm favourites having already beaten Amakhosi three times this season.
Pirates are currently third on the DSTV Premiership log with 35 points, and Chiefs are 11th, struggling to make the top 8 bracket.
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This is one of the worst starts to a season for glamour club Chiefs. The two sides are separated by a massive 14 points on the log.
Chiefs, who come from an eight-match winless streak, eventually beat Petro Atletico of Angola 2-0 in the CAF Champions League earlier in March.
In their last six matches, Chiefs drew four, won one and lost one.
Hunt says this is a crucial match for both teams.
“Obviously this is a game that everyone wants to win. Between the two teams, I don’t see any difference, but in football what is gone is gone. You got to try and concentrate on the next game and if you won the last game, it’s always dangerous in the next game vice versa. Yes, we need points because of our situation where we are we certainly have to get ourselves up and we can finish well there we’ve got twelve games left we can finish well.”