Luc Eymael, ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Wednesday Apr 04, 2018. 14:30
Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael says it is a coincidence for them to face Kaizer Chiefs twice in a matter of weeks in the Absa Premiership and in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.
Ea Lla Koto are set to host Chiefs on Wednesday night at Goble Park Stadium before travelling to the FNB Stadium for the Ke Yona encounter later this month.
This comes after Stars were drawn in the Last Four of the competition against Steve Komphela’s men.
Speaking after the Ke Yona draw the Belgian manager, who is linked with the coaching job at Amakhosi, said they will take it one game at a time.
“It’s a coincidence now that we have been drawn against Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup and already playing them on Wednesday in a league match.” Eymael told Vodacom Soccer.
“We are taking it one game at the time. We have to bounce back in the league because we lost the last game to Chippa United.
“Like I said, we do not have the luxury to choose opponents in the competitions and have to take it one game as it comes to try and be competitive in both.
“It’s also sad that Chiefs again have the home advantage. With us it has been two games away from home in the last two matches, but it’s OK. It’s a draw. We have to accept it and do our best.
"One thing for sure is that if you have gone to this stage of the competition being the semi-final means that you are a good team - we deserve to be here and so are the other three teams.”