Michaelson Ntokozo Gumede

By Ntokozo Gumede

Journalist


Chiefs out to flatten Arrows’ spear

'We know their advantages and their disadvantages and we are planning on that,' says Kwinika.


Kaizer Chiefs believe they have an ace up their sleeve as they look to land a knockout blow on Golden Arrows. Amakhosi are in KwaZulu-Natal where they will confront an Arrows side who are equally as confident as Arthur Zwane’s side in the DStv Premiership.

Abafana Bes’thende won the KZN derby against Maritzburg United much like the Glamour Boys, who earned the bragging rights against Orlando Pirates.

Chiefs defender Zitha Kwinika says while they were enjoying the Fifa World Cup break, they were taking notes from scenes in Qatar.

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“Sometimes when we switch off, sitting home and watching football still works for us because you see how other people are doing it and you learn from it. It comes as a form of training and understanding certain things,” said Kwinika.

“In our practice games, we showed that we are not at the level that we want to be coming from the break, but we can always get better.

“We played against Lesotho and we played against Swallows and some internal friendlies. There have been some improvements over the past few days and I believe there are some improvements and we look forward to Arrows,” he added.

The former Stellenbosch FC defender says Zwane and his technical team made sure that they dissect Arrows and they hope their analysis will be enough to flatten Arrows’ spear.

“We have been doing some analysis on them, they are a good team and they are a confident side playing at home. Any team that plays against us puts on a big fight and we are ready for that.

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“We know their advantages and their disadvantages and we are planning on that. We are coming up with a structure on how to approach the game and what to do and want not to do. I think if we execute it properly, we will definitely have the one in the bag and have a good end to the year,” he said.

“When you get half way, that is where you measure the progress. We will evaluate after the next two games, which will be 15 games and we will see how we can improve to stay close to the top. We are where we want to be and I think we are on the right track,” Kwinika added.

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