• Middendorp asks for backing from Chiefs fans

    Ernst Middendorp coach of Kaizer Chiefs

    Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has asked the clubs supporters to come together and provide a ‘united force’ for Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final against TS Galaxy, reports DEAN WORKMAN.

    Chiefs and Galaxy will do battle at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening in a game which the Glamour Boys will be desperate to win in order to add some respectability to a tough season and end their four-year trophy drought.

    Chiefs faltered at the end of the Absa Premiership campaign as they finished 9th on the log, a position which a club of Chiefs’ stature is not used to.

    After the infamous scenes at the same stadium for Chiefs’ Nedbank Cup semi-final loss to Free State Stars last season, where Chiefs fans turned violent, Middendorp was asked about the effect which the club’s fans could have on the encounter for the final this year.

    ‘If somebody really is a Kaizer Chiefs supporter we need each and every one of them, it has to be a united force,’ said Middendorp at a media open day at Naturena in the build-up to the game.

    ‘We need them to support us in each and every moment to help and move the cloud here above Naturena, with not winning anything in the last four years, and that is the target.

    ‘Really make a reset and support the team and support players on Saturday evening and I’m 100% sure they (supporters) are aware about it (their influence),’ concluded the German coach.

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