Mabedi opens up about difficult times at Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Patrick Mabedi says it was important for his side to beat Maritzburg United.

Mabedi was delighted with the victory in their home game at the FNB Stadium over the weekend.

The victory over the team of choice helped them avoid a third loss.

“It’s important that we bounced back,” said the coach to the club’s website.

“We have been through difficult times, but everything went according to our plans today – a big thank you to the players for executing the plan,” he continued.

“You have to be mentally strong. However, when I was still playing and captaining the club, you have to be mentally strong as well. So I was prepared,” he said.

“The system depends on the opponent. We thought that the 4-4-2 system could help us against Maritzburg United, and it worked out nicely,” he reacted.

“The win against Maritzburg will give us confidence going into the Ajax game. It’s our objective to fight for third position and qualifying for the African [Caf] Confederation Cup,” said the former skipper.

“But Ajax [Cape Town] have a good side, and they are fighting to survive relegation. We will plan to go out there, be professional and do our job. It will be a tough game, but we are definitely eyeing third spot,” he concluded.

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