KAIZER Chiefs will return to domestic three weeks since they were last seen in action hoping to erase memories of the disaster that struck last month when they went through all five games played in March without scoring.
Three weeks since they fell to their longest spell without scoring in the history of the PSL, Chiefs are the visitors at Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday night with Mpumalanga Black Aces the hosts in a clash that has the two sides separated by a mere two points.
Over eight hours of football since they last recorded a real goal – which was Mulomowandau Mathoho’s 36th minute header against Polokwane City back on February 23 – Chiefs will hope that they finally bring that ugly mark to an end.
Midfield strongman Willard Katsande believes the three week break that they have had has been beneficial and as players, they need to take responsibility as they look to turn the corner.
“I think the international break has helped us a lot in regrouping and work on some team building,” he says. “I think the atmosphere is better now and the guys are looking a bit sharper and ready to get going on Tuesday.
“Our form for the past couple of games was not good, but the technical team has been working really hard to rectify all mistakes. As you know Kaizer Chiefs is a big team and our fans need to see goals and we will try our best to make them happy again.
“All we need to do now is try to take each game at a time in the last seven games remaining and try to enjoy our game while aiming for maximum points.”
Katsande admits the going has been tough, yet feels luck has not been on Amakhosi’s side, but hopes their woes in front of goal will soon be put to bed.
“Things have not been going well for the team and I think it is just a rough patch that we as players need to take responsibility for by raising our hands and working hard so that we can achieve more as a club,” he said.
“We are creating chances and all we need is the final touch, plus luck has not been on our side for the past games. All we need is the final touch and that is what we have been working on,” he adds.