Kaizer Chiefs Champion Coach Philani Ndlovu explains how they beat Orlando Pirates


Amakhosi won 2-0 at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the Carling Black Label Champion Cup – a scoreline Ndlovu predicted – and he explains how he got it spot on.

“Yes I did predict 2-0, but it was not muti, I am a Christian, I believe in God and I pray a lot,” he said at the post-match press conference.

“The experience of being with the Kaizer Chiefs family has been amazing, the biggest club in Africa.

“I think what made us win today was that the team, they wanted the win. I spent a day with them yesterday and this morning and talked to them, and all I did it was not more technical, it was to encourage them to have a positive energy.

“And as they walked into the stadium today you can see they drew the energy from the fans because the fans have voted for them to come and play and they’ve done what they wanted.

“Even our chairman told them, go out there and do it for the fans, and they did not do it for themselves but for all the Kaizer Chiefs family.

“My highlight was the first time meeting my heroes, my players and the Kaizer Chiefs family, meeting the senior management at Kaizer Chiefs, Kaizer Motaung himself and Bobby, and shaking hands with them, and they welcomed me warmly.

“Even here in the changeroom they gave me the opportunity to speak to the players during the half-time, that was an amazing experience so I’ll never forget this chance that I’ve been given by Carling Black Label and the Kaizer Chiefs family.”