Malesela wants Chippa to find their scoring boots again against Chiefs

03 December 2016 - 15:00 By Marc Strydom

Chippa United need to start taking their chances if they are to reverse an eight-game streak without a win in all competitions‚ said their coach Dan Malesela ahead of his team’s meeting against Kaizer Chiefs.

The Chili Boyz host Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Saturday’s Premier Soccer League match-up (kickoff‚ 6pm).

Chippa came from a goal down to rescue a point through winger Thembinkosi Lorch’s 75th minute equaliser against Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday night.

Malesela will hope that a big game against Chiefs‚ in front of a packed stadium‚ can spark some life back into his exciting‚ attacking team‚ who have lost their way after a bright start to slump to 11th place after 10 games.

“We have forced changes due to injuries‚ so we have to get the balance right on Saturday‚” Chippa’s coach said.

“We take lessons from each and every game we play‚ and it was not different against Maritzburg United on Tuesday where we came back with a valuable point.”

Malesela said Chippa need to rediscover their sharpness in front of goal.

“We had the same story on Tuesday and I am hoping‚ in fact I believe‚ that this story where we concede one and then miss 10 chances will end on Saturday‚” he said.

“The expression on the player’s faces after the Maritzburg game was that we need to start scoring goals. Come Saturday‚ I think we will‚” added Malesela with confidence.

Chiefs have had struggles of their own‚ having not won in six league and cup games. They are in fifth place in the PSL.

TMG Digital/TMG Sport

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