Vilakazi says it’s crucial to beat Chiefs ahead of relegation show down against Spurs

Written by on 21 April, 2024

By Ayanda Nyuswa

Richards Bay FC coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi says it is crucial for his troops to get maximum points against Kaizer Chiefs as they approach their clash against fellow relegation strugglers Cape Town Spurs next week. The Natal Rich Boyz will welcome a struggling Amakhosi outfit,that has just one win in the previous five matches in the league, at the King Zwelithini Stadium in a Dstv Premiership clash on Sunday. The KZN outfit will go into the match high in confidence after getting a crucial win at home against Moroka Swallows.

Vilakazi’s men still occupy 15th position on the log with 17 points after 23 matches, 5 points ahead of bottom side Cape Town Spurs and 9 points adrift of the Dube bird who sit above them as things stand. After the Chiefs match the Jomo Biyela owned team will travel to the Western Cape to face Spurs in a match that could decide the top flight futures of both club. Speaking on Extra time on Gagasi FM Vilakazi highlighted the importance of getting maximum points against a wounded Kaizer Chiefs ahead of their travel to Cape Town.

“It’s very important (winning against Chiefs) I think the boys are even showing real hunger in training on how bad they want to win that match. Getting the 3 points will give us a huge boost in that when we go and face people that we’re fighting relegation with (Cape Town Spurs) at the back of a win will see us speak another language and have confidence high. So it is important for us to soldier on and grind for the results and try to fight for the club badge,” said Vilakazi.

The 41 year old believes his side has exhausted the space to lose games this season and have to get as many victories as possible, especially when playing on their own turf.

“I think when we look at the situation Mathematically we must also be positive. When you look at the points that are still there for us to fight for the team might survive, not with play offs but it might survive if we win those games. So I might say that we take one game at a time but we still have that importance of saying looking at our situation right now we have exhausted the space of losing games or even going for a draw. Our aim right now as I have said we have exhausted everything is just go win, especially if we are playing at home,” Vilakazi concluded.

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