Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane was happy with his team’s midweek showing and believes there is more to come if they can continue to improve.
DStv PREMIERSHIP WEEKEND FIXTURES
Friday 12 August
19:30: Maritzburg United v Swallows FC
Saturday 13 August
15:00: Stellenbosch FC v Royal AM
15:00: Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs
15:00: Marumo Gallants v Golden Arrows
17:30: Richards Bay v Sekhukhune United
20:00: AmaZulu v Cape Town City
Sunday 14 August
15:00: Orlando Pirates v Chippa United
17:30: TS Galaxy v SuperSport United
“Ja, look, you know sometimes football is a funny game, I think the past game we played very well compared to today and we lost the game,” Zwane explained.
“And [against Maritzburg] we played in patches but we were clinical in front of goals and it could have been more.”
The round opens on Friday evening with Maritzburg United hosting Swallows FC at Harry Gwala Stadium. The Birds head into the match high on confidence after a 3-2 win over Cape Town City on Tuesday in which Siboniso Mtshali netted an injury-time penalty, but the Team of Choice are tough customers on their own ground.
Saturday, aside from the Sundowns v Chiefs clash, also features log leaders Royal AM aiming to maintain a perfect record when they travel to Stellenbosch, Richards Bay looking to continue their impressive start to life in the Premiership when they welcome Sekhukhune United to King Zwelithini Stadium, and Cape Town City under pressure to avoid a hat-trick of losses when they face hosts AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in the late game.
“I am very proud of my boys tonight, because I thought we played some very good football,” said Citizens coach Eric Tinkler after the defeat to the Birds.