SUPERSPORT United defender Grant Kekana is optimistic that his team will keep their unbeaten league record when they host Kaizer Chiefs in his home town, Polokwane, on Wednesday.
The match starts at 7:30pm at the 2010 FiFA World Cup venue Peter Mokaba Stadium.
The national under20 defender, who joined SuperSport from TUKS, played two matches at Peter Mokaba last season against Matlama FC of Lesotho (Champions League) and Mamelodi Sundowns (league) respectively. Matsatsantsa won both games.
“We have a good record in Polokwane and I don’t see us spoiling our unbeaten streak. It feels good for any player to participate in a big game at home. We have prepared very well and I promise our fans a positive result,” said the young defender from Polokwane.
According Kekana, Matsatsantsa have been working very hard to prepare for the big match and everything is on track.
“The situation is calm at the camp and the team is looking sharp. We had an off day on Sunday and resumed our normal session on Monday (today).
There is no pressure at all, we just need to keep up the positive mentality for this important match. People at home will obviously be watching and that certainly lift my spirit. I hope we keep up the good record,” said Kekana.
Matsatsantsa are still on top of the table after 11 matches with 25 points in the bag. They drew 0-0 with Ajax Cape Town in their last league match away. On the other hand, Chiefs also shared the spoils with Santos at the same venue.
“This is going to be a tough one because we both have a good record at Peter Mokaba. However, we are not focusing on our opponents but we are looking forward to extend the lead in the league.
The team played very well in our last match but we were unlucky to come back home with maximum points. If we can get our finishing right, I’m sure we will get a positive result,” Kekana stressed.
The national under20 player also emphasized that this is the time to settle the score after Chiefs beat his team both home and away in the league last season.
“This is payback time, we dropped six points last season against them and they are aware of that. We are prepared and ready for them,” he said.
Kekana appealed to the Matsatsantsa fans nationwide to come and support the team on Wednesday night.
“Our fans keep the team going, so we need them come rain or shine. We are on top of the league because of their unwavering support,” he concluded.-Supersport.com