- Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has urged the club’s supporters not to get disheartened by the club’s poor pre-season performances
- The club lost to Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City in pre-season matches and will face Sundowns in the opening match of the 2018/19 PSL season
- Cardoso said pre-season matches were designed to highlight weaknesses in the team and had done so
Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has urged the club’s throngs of supporters to keep the faith and not to get disheartened by the club’s poor pre-season performances. Kaizer Chiefs have been less than impressive in the pre-season, something which has been exacerbated by the late appointment of head coach Giovanni Solinas.
Chiefs lost against fellow PSL giants Mamelodi Sundowns in the inaugural Shell Helix Ultra cup which took place on 21 July in Johannesburg. Over the weekend the club lost to Cape Town City in the Mpumalanga Cup.
Kaizer Chiefs will face Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday afternoon in the opening match of the new Premier Soccer League (PSL) season. The match should be an epic encounter but some fans have worried that it could turn into an embarrassing loss.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Cardoso said fans shouldn’t get too caught up in the results. He said pre-season matches were designed to highlight weakness and show the team where it needed to improve.
Cardoso said in that respect pre-season had done exactly what was intended and he noted that the team had been working hard on the areas where they needed to improve.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Cardoso reassured the Amakhosi’s supporters that the club would win the league.
He said Solinas had taken notes of where the squad needed to improve and that the entire playing squad looked forward to facing Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs captain Siphiwe Tshabalala said he was confident that Solinas would lead the club back to glory. He added that he and Solinas had already formed a good working relationship and said he would play his part in the team as a senior player.
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