Insight from Ntsundwana: Richards Bay’s Advantage against Kaizer Chiefs

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The Recent Developments:

In their latest Premier Soccer League encounter, Richards Bay secured a 1-0 victory against Moroka Swallows, while Kaizer Chiefs have endured a winless streak in their last four matches.

Somila Ntsundwana, the forward for Natal Rich Boyz, expressed confidence stemming from their recent triumph over Swallows as they gear up to face Kaizer Chiefs. He noted that his team would have preferred to encounter the struggling Soweto giants earlier on, emphasizing the boost in morale following their recent win.

Furthermore, Ntsundwana elaborated on why he believes Richards Bay holds a favorable position to clinch victory against Chiefs at the King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday, underscoring factors that could potentially tip the scales in their favor.

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Ntsundwana’s Remarks:

“I think even if we could play Chiefs later after that game [against Swallows], we would have done something because after a win everyone is amped up and the mood is great,” Ntsundwana told FARPost.

“So I think this Nedbank Cup [quarter-finals] came in at a bad time for us because we wanted to continue with high spirit, go on and collect another maximum points, and go up the table.

“I think me saying that [we wanted Chiefs sooner] was because Chiefs is a big team and everyone wants to beat them,” added the former Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu star.

“Secondly, I think it’s because in our last game, we won and they lost, so going into that game we could have an upper [hand] because the confidence is high.

“We would want to work on their weakness. I think we analysed them a lot. When you play against them you have to bring your A-game because sometimes their supporters are more than ours.”

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The Broader Context:


Following defeats to Orlando Pirates, Stellenbosch, and Chippa United, coupled with a draw against Cape Town City, Kaizer Chiefs find themselves in a precarious position, striving to avert a fifth consecutive league match without clinching a victory.


This unfortunate streak has seen them plummet to eighth place on the PSL table, grappling to regain their footing in the competition.


The atmosphere within the Amakhosi camp is fraught with crisis as they confront a Richards Bay side currently occupying 15th position on the log, fervently seeking to ascend from the relegation zone.



What Lies Ahead for Chiefs?



With no suspensions looming for Sunday’s fixture and a weekend of inactivity preceding the match, there’s a window of opportunity for players like Keagan Dolly, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, and Sifiso Hlanti to recuperate from their injuries.


Amakhosi’s primary vulnerabilities lie in their attacking prowess, an area that coach Cavin Johnson likely focused on addressing during their respite from competitive football. It remains to be seen whether this time off has provided them with the necessary adjustments and improvements to bolster their offensive capabilities.




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