Maart Hope His Team Return to Winning Ways Against Usuthu

Yusuf Maart during pitch inspection

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Yusuf Maart is hoping Chiefs will return to winning ways tonight after a disappointing defeat last week when the club was celebrating its 53rd birthday celebration.

Chiefs will play their first match away from home this year when they face AmaZulu tonight at the Moses Mabhida stadium. Both teams will meet for the third time this season, having played once in the league and twice in the MTN8 semi-final. All three matches ended in draws.

Amakhosi missed out on a chance to be in second position last week after they lost 1-0 against Sekhukhune United at FNB Stadium. However, Maart is hoping things will go much better against AmaZulu. The Bafana Bafana midfielder says they’ve been working hard during the World Cup break despite their loss against Sekhukhune United.

“We worked very hard during the December break and it showed in our first two games back,” he says. “Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way in the last game, but we are very keen to put that right against AmaZulu,” says Maart on the Kaizer Chiefs website.

“They lost their last game and so did we. Both of us need the points, so we are going to have to want it more than them. Even though it is their home game, we are going to come with more effort and make sure we get the points,” he concludes. 

The Soweto giants haven’t won a single match in 2023 and a win against Usuthu will give them hope to play CAF football next season.

Chiefs are currently in fourth position on the DStv premiership table with a thirteen points gap between Chiefs and log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

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Yusuf Maart during pitch inspection, Kaizer Chiefs Midfielder
Yusuf Maart during pitch inspection