Absa Premiership

Malesela: We will not change our style

Dan Malesela (Gallo Images)
Dan Malesela (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Chippa United coach Dan Malesela insists his charges will not change their style of play when they lock horns with Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN 8 semi-finals.

The Chilli Boys have been praised for their intricate possession style of play - overcoming Free State Stars and Platinum Stars in league and MTN 8 encounter's respectively.

Malesela who once formed part of Masandawana's successful youth-academy is adamant that his team will display the same type of football when they face Sundowns on Sunday, September 11th at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

"We will not change our style," he told reporters.

"It is important for us to keep the ball on the ground. These fields were made flat on that purpose. If I had my way the ball will never leave the ground.

"We off course have to switch play and due to that you have to hit a long one. However we always want to keep the ball on the ground this is a big part on our style of play."

The former Cape Town All Stars mentor also warned his players they would have to focus for the entire match if they were to realise their aim of defeating the reigning Premiership champions.

"It is important that we focus for the entire 90 minutes and beyond. We are playing at home and we must keep things tight at the back," Malesela added.

"We do not have any injuries. Everyone if fit for this game no player wants to nurse an injury ahead of a semi final game."