Kaizer Chiefs are wary of two factors that TS Galaxy could be banking on ahead of their DStv Premiership clash this evening.
Chiefs could have one eye on their MTN8 semi-final second leg against AmaZulu over the weekend, something that could work in Galaxy's favour.
However, Zwane says that his side will not allow their previous loss to affect their focus on working to achieve the consistency in the team.
"It’s key for us to get maximum points building up to the MTN 8 semi-final. The boys are looking okay, they’re looking good. We are not going to allow the previous game to dampen our spirit and take our confidence away," Zwane said via the club's official website.
"So far, we’ve done well and we will get it right and achieve consistency. From our previous games, it’s clear something good is happening, we will continue to focus on the positives to get things going."
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Zwane admitted that the cup game against AmaZulu this weekend could be a factor against the Mpumalanga-based side.
"Most definitely. Time is ticking very fast. The games, as much as they’re coming, it’s about how we’re managing players, to make sure that they use their rest time efficiently," Zwane continued.
"They need their bodies to go out and perform. We have to make sure on Sunday that we go to the final, there is no doubt about it and no two ways about it."
Galaxy earned praise for their stunning 1-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the early stages of the season, where they used the 'catenaccio' system of defence to shut the Brazilians out.
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However, Zwane says he does not expect Sead Ramovic's charges to use similar tactics against Chiefs.
"They’ve got a good team. They’re just unfortunate to find themselves where they are. They made life difficult for Sundowns. They were defending too deep and playing more on the counter attack," he said.
"With us, I don’t think they will want to do that, they will want to take the game to us, which is good for us, as we will manage to find those spaces to exploit."
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Galaxy have been somewhat of a difficult team to face for Amakhosi, as they knocked them out of the Nedbank Cup in the first round last season. But Zwane does not think they are a hoodoo team for them.
"I don’t think so. They’ve never been our hoodoo team. We just happened to lose to them in the Nedbank final. I looked at many other games we’ve played against them and we’ve won more games than we’ve lost to them," he added.
The clash gets underway at 19:30.
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