Benni McCarthy is preparing for the game against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday just like he would any other match. The former Bafana Bafana striker believes that the big team tag belongs in the history books.
“Yes, Chiefs in the history of South Africa there are a big one but I think we prepare the way we do for every single match,” said McCarthy ahead of the two teams’ DSTV Premiership clash.
Kaizer Chiefs have lost their mantle lately, with all the teams taking them lightly due to some indifferent results including a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Royal AM. McCarthy believes every team in the league should be treated as a big team.
“At this stage of the league, every team is a big one. There is no more easy matches, every team shows the quality and calibre of teams that they are,” McCarthy noted as his Usuthu prepared to host stuttering giants, Kaizer Chiefs.
AmaZulu FC has not had the start that reflects the stellar season the club last time out. The KZN-based club finished second and McCarthy won the coveted Coach of the Season award. Usuthu, as the club is proudly known, is 7th on the log with 6 points from five games.
“It just shows how tough and competitive the league is. Now we have tasted victory and we want to continue. We don’t want to let that momentum got waste, we’re finding our groove now,” the AmaZulu coach explained.
Kaizer Chiefs are only one point behind AmaZulu but lie in 13th position on the DSTV Premiership log. The league match is scheduled for Saturday the 2nd of October at the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium, Durban.