Bidvest Wits under more pressure than Chippa United says Mark Mayambela


In their last five Absa Premiership games the Chilli Boys have the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Polokwane City and Cape Town City still to play.

Speaking ahead their first big test against Wits tonight at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Mayambela believes they can get a positive result.

"We don't have easy fixtures, they are all in the top eight. These are the matches where any player doesn't need more motivation, it's an opportunity to prove ourselves. A chance to get points and wins against so-called big teams, it's always good for anyone," said Mayambela.

Chippa knocked out Wits in the Nedbank Cup, scoring four goals away from home, and Mayambela believes that gives them the confidence that they can do well on the night.

"We've had a good run recently, losing only two in eleven matches. Playing against them after knocking them out of the Nedbank Cup gives us more of a boost, we scored four in their home ground and I feel they are more under pressure than us," he added.

The former Orlando Pirates player says the club is currently in a good space ever since Clinton Larsen took over and the players believe they can achieve anything at this moment.

"As a team we are confident, the mood is good for everyone, especially about this game. As a player you have to be confident, not in an arrogant way but in a professional manner. We are in a good space," he concluded.

Despite their confidence, Chippa are in a precarious position in the relegation zone and need three points to ease the pressure.