Kaizer Chiefs’ Ryan Moon says that the Amakhosi are fully focused on the Absa Premiership as they prepare to face AmaZulu, and have put their Soweto Derby defeat behind them.
The Glamour Boys’ last league game saw them beaten 3-1 by Orlando Pirates to bring a nine-game unbeaten run to an end, and it could also have effectively ruined their shots at pressing league leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns, for the title.
Now, as they look to get three points from Usuthu this weekend, the club’s top scorer says that they’re no longer thinking about the Soweto Derby loss.
He told the club’s official website, “We’ve put the Soweto derby setback behind us and the lads are ready and raring to face AmaZulu. Supporters deserve nothing less than a victory from us on Saturday and that will require a concerted effort from the entire team.
“It is time to shift focus to the league campaign. We’ve put the Nedbank Cup match against Stellenbosch FC behind us because we need to collect all three points when we meet Usuthu.”
After drawing 0-0 in the first clash between these sides, Moon knows that they have to do better if they’re to try and keep up their slim chances of pushing for the league title.
He said, “We have to do a lot better this time because we have the advantage of playing at home. We cannot afford to drop any points at this pivotal stage of the season. We’ll push hard to shut the back door and ensure goals are scored at our opponents’ end of the pitch.
“We have been monitoring AmaZulu, just like we do with all our opponents, and we are confident we have what it takes to prevail. Three points (are) what we need from them to ensure that our supporters go home happy and we improve our league position.”
Chiefs have won four of the six games that Moon, who earned a Bafana call-up this week, has found the back of the net in, and are yet to lose a single game in which he’s scored.
The two teams will lock horns at 18h00 on Saturday evening.