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Neil Tovey: Orlando Stadium won't hinder Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Stadium (Gallo Images)
Orlando Stadium (Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs legend Neil Tovey does not think the Absa Premiership leaders will be negatively affected by playing their home games at Orlando Stadium.

The 2019/20 campaign will be completed in Gauteng, with each team being assigned a stadium to play their remaining home games.

Chiefs were given Orlando Stadium, which is their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates' home ground, but Tovey reckons they will cope with the surroundings just fine.

"Look, that's what it's about, getting these fixtures completed. They (used to) play there anyway when they played Pirates, so unless they play each other, no (it will not impact Chiefs)," Tovey told KickOff.

"Playing there can't affect them, you were going to play home and away anyway. Pirates aren't involved in the league (race), so they are not going to be involved in the shoot-out for the league (title).

"It won't affect them; I can't see that happening. They should be professionals and not let it worry them."

He added: "You don't know how it's going to turn out, all the teams are going to battle at first and the team that gets started and gets going quickest will sort it out. (Chiefs) are in pole position now, they should win it.

- TEAMtalk media