Following Kaizer Chiefs’ victory over Supersport United on Sunday, Giovanni Solinas was in a bullish mood at the prospect of facing Orlando Pirates.
The 2 Soweto giants will meet in the Telkom Knockout semi-final.
Based on their performance Sunday, a confident Solinas says he fears no team.
The Amakhosi mentor said, “I don’t know‚ but if my team perform like they did today‚ me I don’t fear anything. It is clear the message‚ yes. I repeat‚ if my team play‚ perform like today I no fear any team.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that some pundits are bemused by the coach’s confidence following Chiefs’ 2-1 loss to the Buccaneers during the last derby.
Pirates were full value for their victory on that day and many would give them the edge over Chiefs in the next encounter.
Referencing the previous result, Solinas stated, “After we lost the derby, the reaction of my boys today was very positive. They showed character‚ desire‚ commitment‚ a great performance.”
Sections of Chiefs fans jeered midfielder George Maluleka following a wayward passing display but Solinas leapt to his defence.
The Italian coach cited the midfielder’s injury at the start of the season and called for patience while Maluleka regains top fitness.
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