Clinton Larsen: Kaizer Chiefs under pressure to win cups

Clinton Larsen: Kaizer Chiefs under pressure to win cups
Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Feb 07, 2018. 11:30

As coach Clinton Larsen is sharpening his Golden Arrows side in an aim to stun Kaizer Chiefs, he says pressure is on Amakhosi to win the Nedbank Cup.

The two Absa Premiership sides are set to face each other in a Nedbank Cup, Last 32 match this coming Sunday, February 11.

Larsen draws inspiration from their 0-0 draw against the Soweto giants in the Absa Premiership and believes they can reach the next stage.

Coach Steve Komphela is under pressure to deliver a trophy at Naturena after reaching two cup finals (MTN8 Cup and Telkom Knockout Cup), but lost both of them to Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns.

“The draw that we got from Chiefs (in the league) really showed that we can go away and get results,” said Larsen to IOL.

“There’s less pressure on us. All the pressure is on them to win a trophy. It doesn’t look like they will win the league.

“I think they are realistic, probably saying to themselves if Sundowns continues to get results, the chances of catching them are very slim.

“I think they will put all their effort to try and win this cup. So all the pressure is on Kaizer Chiefs for this game, which is a good thing for us. We have to really bring our A-game against Chiefs.

“The cup is a nice reprieve from the league matches and we look forward to taking our minds off the stresses of the league and try and have a good cup run.

“Last season we came close to reaching the final, and hopefully we have a good run and try to achieve that this season.”

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