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Polokwane City Football Club striker, Walter Musona (orange) takes on Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca in pursuit of the ball.

Polokwane City Football Club targets Amakhosi


Following their massive 3-2 victory against the Premier Soccer League (PSL) leaders Mamelodi Sundowns at Peter Mokaba Stadium last Saturday, Polokwane City Football Club Head Coach Bernard Molekwa is confident of another feat against the mighty Kaizer Chiefs.
The two teams are scheduled to meet on Saturday evening at FNB Stadium in Gauteng in their 17th match of the PSL and Polokwane City Football Club needs to win the match in order to move out of the relegation zone.
City is currently in the 11th position with 18 points and victory against Amakhosi will move them to the 9th position of the League.
In the first round of the league the two teams played to a goalless draw at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in October last year. “Chiefs is a big team in Africa and we have a lot of respect for them. They did not get the desired results over the weekend, they drew against Super Sport United. We are expecting a tough match because they are wounded and they will come out with guns blazing. However, I believe in my team, we play to win every match and that is what we are going to do on Saturday,” Molekwa said.
He also applauded his charges for showing character after they came back from one goal down to beat Sundowns 3-2 to delight their fans and supporters who had come in numbers to rally behind the team. “It was a tough match and a first home victory of the season. It has not sunk in yet because we were against the 2016 Premier Soccer League Champions and Confederations of African Football Champions and the current log leaders so you can imagine the pressure. Credit should all the players for their discipline, hard work and commitment and we are promising our supporters that we will produce such performances in all the remaining 13 matches of the league,” Molekwa said.

Story and photos: Herbert Rachuene

Polokwane City Football Club striker, Rodney Ramagalela under pressure from Mamelodi Sundowns defenders Ricardo Nascimento and Tebogo Langerman.

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Tiyani Mabunda (white) attempts to evade Polokwane City Football Club defenders Thabiso Semenya and Salulani Phiri with the ball.

Mamelodi Sundowns, Captain Hlompho Kekana controls the ball in the middle of the park.