Igesund not fazed by Chiefs unbeaten streak
Supersport United face log leaders Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium tonight.
JOHANNESBURG - Supersport coach Gordon Igesund will be hoping that his side will hand log leaders Kaizer Chiefs their first loss of the season when the two sides face off at the Peter Mokaba Stadium tonight.
Igesund says he is unfazed by Chiefs' unbeaten streak, which has seen the Amakhosi win 14 of their 19 games so far.
"They have been the most outstanding team this season so far unbeaten, but we're looking forward to the challenge."
Igesund says his team have taken valuable lesson from their first two premiership fixtures of 2015.
Supersport drew in their first match against Free States Stars and then claimed an away win at Black Aces at the weekend.
Igesund says he's well aware of the task that faces his side in Polokwane.
"We all are in a positive frame of mind because we played out first against Free State Stars. We were 2-0 up and we capitulated in the second half defensively and we sorted that problem out. We do know that we're playing a formidable team away from home."
He says he's glad to be spoiled for choice in the striking department.
"Well I haven't played both together, Kingston played in the first game and scored a goal and then he was suspended. So at least we have good options in how we are going to play, whether I'm going to use one or two strikers."
Igesund says his side's target for this season is to finish in the top half of the log and set their preparations for the next season.
"We just want to consolidate staying in the top eight and prepare this team as much as we can for next season but again on the same token this season isn't finished yet, we have to apply ourselves and we need to work very hard to finish in the top eight."
The Matsatsantsa coach says he believes his team has what it takes to be the first to claim all three points against Chiefs.
"It will be a nice situation if we could be the first team to beat Kaizer Chiefs. We are positive about it, the team is very confident but we do know that Chiefs are favourite, being unbeaten for so many games and it's going to be a tough game out there."
The night other match sees struggling Moroka Swallows continue their fight to avoid relegation when they take on third place Wits at home. The Birds are yet to register a win this year.