Mental strength is key to winning Soweto derby – Katsande

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande, who has featured in 27 Soweto derbies for Amakhosi, has explained what it takes to win it.

Chiefs and Pirates are set to meet in the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

“The mood in the camp is good we are in a better frame of mind now,” said Katsande.

“We have our own way of hyping ourselves from day one (this season) we have been winning matches and the Shell Cup was a reminder for us on how it is like to win a trophy we need to go and apply ourselves in this match and go to the next round.

“You can want it (victory) when you are at home and at training but come Saturday whoever wants it more will take it. We must show from the first minute (that we want it).

“Derbies are more in the mind than anything else. With the crowd you can get carried away and forget about your objective but we need to be more aggressive and take the game to them not undermining them because it’s a derby.”

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