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Vilakazi on Chiefs: ‘I’d have loved getting them while sleeping’

With two weeks left before Kaizer Chiefs and Richards Bay FC lock horns, Vusumuzi Vilakazi has explained why he would have preferred to take on Amakhosi this week instead.

This past Saturday, the Natal Rich Boyz ended a five-match winless run as they downed Moroka Swallows 1-0 at home to take their points tally to 17 after 23 games.

Meanwhile, the Phefeni Glamour Boys had a joyless trip to the Eastern Cape as they lost 2-0 to Chippa United on a muddy pitch at Buffalo City Stadium.

The Soweto giants have lost three and drawn one of their last four league matches. They last tasted a victory in the first week of March when they edged Golden Arrows with a slender 1-0 victory at FNB Stadium.

Cavin Johnson’s side is 8th in the DStv Premiership table, having accumulated 30 points out of a possible 69 in 23 games.

Richards Bay gaffer Vilakazi says he would rather play wounded Chiefs this week before they get time to recover in the upcoming two weeks.

Richards Bay FC coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi on Kaizer Chiefs
Vusumuzi Vilakazi with his troops during training – Picture courtesy of Richards Bay FC


“I would have loved to play them [Kaizer Chiefs] this week,” said Vilakazi after their match against Moroka Swallows at King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.

“But unfortunately we can’t because obviously it’s the weekend for a cup [Nedbank Cup].

“It’d be good to get them while they’re still sleeping. When they get some time [within the upcoming two weeks], there’s a chance for them to wake up.

“What’s important right now is that our preparation is spot on. We need to get one competitive friendly game to replace the fact that we’re not playing this weekend.

“So, that’s what we’re going to do.”

Chiefs got the better of Richards Bay with a 1-0 scoreline in the first round in December in Soweto. The second round encounter will take place on 20 April at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi.

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