Chippa United in confident mood ahead of Kaizer Chiefs clash


The Chilli Boys now occupy a more healthy 10th spot, having picked up five points from five games.

And not only will the Philippi-based side be meeting Amakhosi with an Premiership win finally under their belts, but are also expected to announce that they have secured sponsorship, from a major South African football sponsor.

"Now we've got our first three points," coach Roger Sikhakhane says, "so we will be in a good position on the weekend.

"The Chiefs game motivates itself, the players will go there and put 110 percent effort in to get the three points.

"I thought it was a high intensity game for both teams. Celtic came at us strong they were unfortunate not to get a point all three points. We were expecting a game like this. Always when the opponents are down they come back strong, especially a good team like Celtic."

Celtic coach Clinton Larsen, meanwhile, was left frustrated at his side's inability to turn dominance into goals.

"We've had other games similar to this, where we seem just not to get on the end of them. The ball just didn't fall for us after going 2-1, we got the ball into the right areas, the luck of the bounce just didn't fall for us in the second half.

"Hopefully this luck will turn around some time. I remember last season against SuperSport United every attack seemed to go into the goal and we won 5-0.

"We're creating chances and not sticking them away. But we have built a strong team. We believe in the squad we have built. We are getting better with each game, results may not be forthcoming, but we're moving in the right direction and we'll get there with hard work on the training field."

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