This is the opinion of the Chilli Boys’ Chief Operations Officer, Lukhanyo Mzinzi, ahead of their match against the Citizens on Wednesday night.
Although City are sixth in the Absa Premiership standings with 28 points from 20 matches, they have lost two matches – against Orlando Pirates and SuperSport – quite heavily.
Shifting focus to the hosts, they’ve not started 2015 well either after losing 2-0 to Ajax Cape Town, drawing 1-1 against Maritzburg United and also losing to Natal United on penalties in the Nedbank Cup.
“This is a crucial match for us and I hear the talk that because Papic was with us, they stand a good chance of walking away with a win,” Mzinzi says
“No, that’s not the case … we cannot afford to let them win again. We took an early lead in Polokwane, but lost 3-1 so we’ve learned from our past two games.
“We’re at home and we know they’re an open book, they attack and will give us a chance to exploit the spaces. I foresee an interesting match and one we want to win because we’re at home.”
The match gets underway at 19:30 and the venue is the iconic Nelson Mandela bay Stadium.