Kaizer Chiefs playmaker Nkosingiphile Ngcobo believes they need to focus on themselves in order to stop in-form Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday when they welcome them to FNB Stadium.
Amakhosi have lost their previous two league matches, which has produced huge pressure on the players and the clubs technical team. If Chiefs fail to beat Sundowns on the weekend, they are likely to drop from their current fourth position. In addition, the Glamour Boys haven’t scored a single goal in 2023.
Ngcobo, also known as Mshini, didn’t start the season well with the Soweto giants and he missed matches for the club after his father [Khanyisani Nimrod Ngcobo] passed away. However, the 23-year-old has found his rhythm lately and is one of the regular players for Arthur Zwane’s team.
“Personally, I think I started the season slowly, but I’m getting my rhythm and I’m constantly working hard to make sure I improve every day,” Ngcobo said on Kaizer Chiefs website.
“As soccer players we know it’s like that. Sometimes you lose games. But now it’s up to us to stay focused. We know what we want to do and we try to concentrate on the next match and not worry about what has already happened. We can learn from the mistakes and try to rectify them,” he says.
“We need to focus on ourselves. We know where we can hurt Sundowns and we just have to make sure that we play our A-game because we need maximum points,” said Ngcobo.
The skilful midfielder is aware of the recent results DStv Premiership log leaders have been producing but he believes they need to work hard to have luck in winning matches.
“They have been winning more games than us, but I believe you create your own luck through hard work. That is the key to getting to where we want to be and I am confident we will get there,” Ngcobo added.
The kick-off for the match is at 20H00 on Saturday evening at FNB Stadium.
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