Chiefs ‘not getting carried away’

”We will not let that victory go to our heads,” said Kaizer Chiefs skipper Jimmy Tau after his team’s thrashing of Santos in the MTN Cup competition on the weekend.

”We’re not getting carried away. It’s in the past now and we’re focusing on Swallows,” he said, referring to the upcoming semifinal fixture where Chiefs are scheduled to face their Soweto rivals on Saturday night at Loftus Versfeld and then again next Sunday at Olympia Park in Rustenburg.

For the first time in South Africa, a cup tournament’s semifinals will be played over two legs.

”I think it’s good for the game. It’s something new and I am excited about it and most of my teammates are too,” the Chiefs skipper said. ”It gives both teams a second chance, of course, and it will be interesting to see the tactics we use.”

Chiefs thrashed Santos 4-0 and Swallows too scored four goals, although they only managed to beat Ajax Cape Town 4-3 in their quarterfinal tie.

”What happened, happened,” he stated. ”We are happy with that result but it does not matter any more. We are in the semis and have to focus on getting past Swallows now. I don’t know much about them, but then again we are focusing on how we want to play.

”We respect the club but at the same time we are hungry to win this MTN Cup,” the Kimberley-born defender said.

The Soweto derby kicks off at 8pm on Saturday night, and next week Sunday’s match in Rustenburg starts at 3pm.

In the other semifinal, SuperSport United take on Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday at the Super Stadium and then again the following Saturday at the same venue. — Sapa

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