Tuesday, 06 April 2021 10:54

Staff Reporter.

Kaizer Chiefs aims to make it three wins from three when they host Stellenbosch FC in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday.

Victories over Orlando Pirates and Wydad Casablanca, two massive scalps for Chiefs, should infuse confidence in the side, but they are up against a wily opponent who have been in decent form themselves.

"We all know Stellenbosch is a tough team," striker Leornado Castro told his club’s website. "We need to focus on ourselves and we need to keep the good mentality that we have developed over the last few games. It’s going to help us and encourage us for the clash against Stellies."

"These wins have given us a winning mentality. It’s a positive thing for us to have won these matches, so now we can go into this week’s games with confidence – hopefully we get the results we want."

With Chiefs needing a score draw or a win against Horoya in Guinea to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, and points on the domestic front to secure a top-eight place this season, Castro admits every game is massive for them.

"The next game is another 'final', so we have to take it. We have to win the game so we can improve from our last performance. We need to take each and every game with responsibility so we can finish the season in good shape.

"I am available for the team in case the coach wants to use me. I am ready and eager to go. I want to contribute and give my best."

Meamwhile two Kaizer Chiefs players and one from Mamelodi Sundowns have been included in the CAF Champions League Team of the Week following game-week 5 of the group stages.

Bernard Parker and Reeve Frosler have become the first Chiefs players to be named in the continental club championship's best XI in a game-week.

Sundowns goalkeeper Ricardo Goss also earned his spot in the team of the week after keeping a clean sheet in his Champions League debut against Al-Hilal in Sudan last Friday.

The South African trio made it alongside Zamalek duo Mahmoud Hamdi and Ferjani Sassi, Simba pair Luis Miquissone and Clatous Chama, Horoya's Fode Camara and Khadim Diaw, as well as Amir Sayoud of CR Belouizdad and Saifeldin Maki of El Merreikh.