Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung insists the club will use the upcoming encounter with Bloemfontein Celtic in the Macufe Cup ‘to keep the players sharp’.
The Glamour Boys were invited to participate in the annual iTau Macufe Cup and face Celtic on Sunday before taking on Mamelodi Sundowns in the Shell Helix Cup.
The venue will be the Free State Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm.
Motaung wants the club to use their upcoming fixtures as an opportunity to keep the players sharp during the Fifa international break.
‘We are honoured to once again be invited to play in the Macufe Cup,’ Motaung said on Chiefs’ official website.
‘It’s all about bringing the much-needed social cohesion for the people. We need some time off [from] the mainstream football to entertain people in a celebratory atmosphere.
‘We will use this invitation fruitfully as an opportunity to keep the players sharp. This is also an opportunity for some of the players to get a run. We have a solid squad to compete in any event.
‘The coach is still working on some combinations for consistency. Some players have not had a chance to play. It is still early in the season with only eight matches played in the league. This means we are still in the preparation phase for the long journey in the league. Most importantly, we will use this game as a way to minimise the effects of the Fifa break on the momentum of the team,’ he concluded.
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