Keagan Dolly says Kaizer Chiefs are looking to start 2023 with a victory when they host Sekhukhune United in a DStv Premiership encounter at FNB stadium on Saturda.
Chiefs ended 2022 on a high by beating Golden Arrows away at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on 31 December.
“We are happy with the win against Golden Arrows. It was important for us to end the year off on a high. That was our aim when we started training in December,” said Dolly.
“Credit must go to the boys. Most of us are not used to playing at that time of year, it is usually time spent with the family, but everyone worked hard for the three points and I believe it will build our confidence. Our next objective is to go into the new year on a high, and it starts with Sekhukhune.”
Sekhukhune come to FNB after a midweek win over Marumo Gallants which elevated them out of the relegation zone into 12th place in the league. Dolly is aware of, but not fazed by, the prospect of facing opposition in decent form.
“Every team that comes to FNB wants to prove a point,” commented Dolly. “Sekhukhune have a new coach. They play a little differently now but we are doing our own work off the field. We are analysing them and I’m sure we’ll come up with a plan to try to stop them and win the game.
“For us, we don’t want to give any team a sniff of hope at FNB. We want to win. That’s our aim for the weekend.”
With the season fast approaching its half-way point, a victory on Saturday could possibly see Amakhosi leap into second place, depending on other results. However, Dolly insists they are not getting too far ahead of themselves right now.
“At this stage we are not too concerned with the log standings, because we always say it’s about the process for us. We take each game as it comes and try to win every one of them so right now the focus is on Sekhukhune and the we’ll start thinking of other things after that game,” he says.
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