Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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16 Nov 2017
2:42 pm

Lorenzo and I work well together – Cardoso

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has revealed why he seems to play better when partnered with Lorenzo Gordinho at the centre of the Amakhosi defence.

Daniel Cardoso during the Kaizer Chiefs media open day at Naturena (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Cardoso said his long term friendship with Gordinho is what makes their understanding a little better hence the team has only conceded one goal with them marshalling the defence.

“Me and Lorenzo work well together because we have known each other for a long time,” said the 28-year-old. “We can even swear at each other or get mad. But if I swear or moan Tower (Erick Mathoho) or (Siyabonga) Ngezana their head drops a little. We don’t have a great understanding that I have with Lorenzo,” he added.

Cardoso might be called upon for Saturday’s important Telkom Knockout semifinal against Bidvest Wits. Cardoso said the team owes it to coach Steve Komphela to win this cup.

“Steve has a lot of balls. He handles the pressure and takes it away from us. That is why we are trying to win this for him. As a coach he has not won a domestic trophy, I think we owe it to him to win it,” he said.