Head coach Roger Palmgren is confident his charges will have the goods to maintain their top eight spot come the end of the season despite facing an inform Kaizer Chiefs this Saturday at the FNB Stadium.
The Swede told journalists at a press conference held on Wednesday at the Moses Mabhida Stadium that the big temperament on Saturday’s match will help him fire up his troops.
“It’s always a big thing in South Africa to play against a club like Chiefs. There’s not much to do mentally on the players to prepare them for the game. You know they are hungry – when they are at training you can see it,” said Palmgren.
AmaZulu last won against Kaizer Chiefs in the 2006/07 season when they beat them 1-0 in an away encounter. Palmgren is well aware of the home side’s resurgent run of form in the last three matches and the fact that they have just conceded once this month.
“Regarding the aspects of tactical awareness, we do know they have quality players all over, specifically very strong players in the midfield.
“We know their strikers quite well and of course we’ve been doing some specific things on our side, more to do with trying to continue what we have done and also to finish up with a strong attitude this weekend,” he added.
Late bloomer and striker, Josef Lekata told AmaZulufc.net he is hoping to put one past the net to finish his season on good note.
“This is going to be a big game I’m hoping to play well and help the team. With Ayanda or anyone around me I’m sure we can get something out of the match,” said Lekata.
There is doubt on midfielders, Stanley Kgatla and Thamsanqa Sangweni due to injury.
Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu
19 May 2012, Saturday