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Kaizer Chiefs striker Ranga Chivaviro. Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

Kaizer Chiefs striker says international break ‘did them good’

Kaizer Chiefs striker Ranga Chivaviro believes this is the perfect opportunity for Amakhosi to redeem themselves after Pirates defeat.

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs striker Ranga Chivaviro. Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

Kaizer Chiefs striker Ranga Chivaviro believes the players have used the international FIFA break productively as they prepare to face off against Moroka Swallows.

Amakhosi nterim coach, Cavin Johnson, had the majority of the squad available for training over the past two weeks, with only a few absent on national duty.

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“Our preparations have been going well,” said Chivaviro on Chiefs website.

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”I think the break did us good, allowing us to regroup after our last game and now we just want to get out there and put it behind us. We want to bring our positive energy into the game against Swallows this weekend. Most importantly, we want to be victorious at the end of the day.”

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Kaizer Chiefs are looking to claim bragging rights over the Dube Birds having lost to Orlando Pirates in their last encounter.

“To win this derby is very important after letting ourselves and our fans down against Pirates. We do not want to repeat that!” he declares emphatically, “We want to pick ourselves up and redeem ourselves in another derby.”

Unusually for Kaizer Chiefs, who tend to play more frequently in evening fixtures, the match is scheduled for a 15:30 kick-off, on what is forecast to be a baking hot Sunday afternoon. However, the weather poses no concern for the athletic forward, who celebrated his 31st birthday during the past week.

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“We are used to playing when it’s a bit cooler but we are professionals. We train a lot in the heat, so I don’t foresee it as a problem at all,” he says dismissively,” says Chivaviro.

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