Fans can watch the Kaizer Chiefs vs. Chippa United soccer match live online and see if the Chiefs can recover from a poor first half showing against Maritzburg United.
The Chiefs would end up winning Wednesday’s contest 5-3, but the team’s lackluster play in the first frame had fans buzzing on social media. But the team’s players are calling on fans to be patient with coach Steve Komphela.
“Sometimes it takes time for things to work,” defender Siboniso Gaxa told Kickoff.com.“Look at Stuart Baxter, he lost the Carling Black Label Cup and he lost the MTN8 Cup game against Sundowns 4-1 and people were saying he’s useless.”
“The same season we won the league and the Nedbank Cup so sometimes things take time. You can’t judge on one game while you have 40 games to go.”
Now the Kaizer Chiefs have a chance to rebound in Sunday’s South African Premiership contest, taking on Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at 3 p.m. local time.
Fans who watch the Kaizer Chiefs vs. Chippa United live online will see if the team’s defense can improve after some shaky play against Maritzburg United. Siyanda Xulu said he knows the team must cut out the mistakes that put them in a first-half hole on Wednesday.
“We know for sure that Chiefs had the best defense last season, in fact for the last two seasons I think,” Xulu told Goal.com. “So, we have big shoes to fill and we’re working together with the coach and as players, we will overcome everything.”
Xulu, who said it was his childhood dream to play for the Kaizer Chiefs, said the goal he scored on Wednesday helped put behind a slightly more dubious moment, an own goal.
“It was disappointing to score an own goal, but I held my head high and told Bukenya that we need to get involved in the fight back and it was even in my mind that I will score,” Xulu said. “Fortunately, I scored and it helped the confidence to grow and it ended up being a great evening.”
Despite the difficulties against Maritzburg United, the Kaizer Chiefs are confident heading into the matchup against Chippa United.
“I am happy. With more games you hope there’ll be improvement and it is promising,” David Zulu told the Chiefs website. “We are going there to win. No more feelings, even though they gave me a break.
“We are the defending champs, we have to play like champions.”
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