Chiefs unfazed by SuperSport United 'hoodoo'

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Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Marumo Gallants and Kaizer Chiefs at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, in Pretoria on the 11 September 2022 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Marumo Gallants and Kaizer Chiefs at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, in Pretoria on the 11 September 2022 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs appear unfazed by the apparent hoodoo SuperSport United hold over them heading into Saturday's meeting.

Kaizer Chiefs are set to welcome SuperSport United to the FNB Stadium on Saturday in a match that could see the Amakhosi drop to the bottom of the DStv Premiership standings if they lose and results go against them elsewhere.

The Soweto giants are currently 14th on the log, just two points above bottom-of-the-table Sekhukhune United, and their task has been compounded by the fact that Matsatsantsa have a better record against against them than any other club in the modern era.

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Since the turn of the century, Chiefs have only one 12 of their 49 matches against United and are currently on a run that has seen them win just one of their last seven meetings with the Pretoria-based outfit.

"Those things sometimes don’t really matter. Football is about how you prepare. We are preparing well. We know what they do and how they play so we are working on things," Kwinika told the club's official website when asked about the apparent hoodoo.

"It's a game of chess in a way, a game of mistakes and the less mistakes you make, the better your chances of winning the game and the more chances you get and convert, then you are definitely winning the game."

He added, "SuperSport is a very good team with the players they have, but I think it’s for us also now to knuckle down, soldier on, man up and get the result. We need to start getting results. Black or blue, we just have to grind out results.

"Obviously, we are playing at home and it is something we spoke about as a team, that any team that comes to FNB must not come out on top so we are going to take it to them. We can’t afford to drop more points at this point in time."

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