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Kaizer Chiefs v AmaTuks


Chiefs: Look to stay celebrating

Chiefs: Look to stay celebrating

League pace-setters Kaizer Chiefs welcome the University of Pretoria to the FNB Stadium in a Premiership match on Saturday.


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Chiefs go into the match on the back of last weekend's 1-1 Soweto derby draw with Orlando Pirates, while a Chippa United own goal gave Tuks a 1-0 win over the Cape side.

Tuks have shown themselves to be a better team away from home this season, the counter-attacking game seeming to bring the best out of them.

That, and the fact that for many of the AmaTuks players playing against the mighty AmaKhosi will be one of the highlights of their career to date, make the Pretoria side a dangerous proposition for Chiefs.

"Boyhood dreams are coming through. Many of our players grew up wanting to play for Kaizer Chiefs one day," said coach Steve Barker.

It will also help the university outfit that there is no pressure or expectation on their shoulders."

"We can't be fearful of Chiefs," he added. "We don't have much to lose on Saturday, we have got ourselves in a good position so far and any points we can get would be a bonus for us.

"A point against Chiefs would be massive for us. We have tried to set ourselves a target of getting as close to 25 points before the Christmas break as possible, and we have 21.

"We are four short, so anything from Saturday's game and from our next league game on Tuesday, we'll take."

Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter knows his side are in for a stern test of their title credentials.

Playing in a glamour game against Pirates is one thing, but to win the league, matches against teams like Tuks need to produce three points.

"It is very important (to finish the year strong). We have gone to the top of the league from when the first ball was kicked," said Baxter.

"We won 6-0 in the first game and that was us top and we have stayed there.

"I have been quite impressed by them. They have been a well organised team, physically strong, work for each other, apply themselves well and they don't give up easily.

"It is a team that you know when you play them you are going to get a battle. We are preparing for a really tough game."

Posted: 14/12/12 11:56

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