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Nkosingiphile Ngcobo ready to face former Kaizer Chiefs boss Ernst Middendorp

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Nkosingiphile Ngcobo of Kaizer Chiefs with his Man of the Match award during the DStv Premiership match between Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on October 27, 2020 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo of Kaizer Chiefs with his Man of the Match award during the DStv Premiership match between Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on October 27, 2020 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Deryck Foster

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Nkosingiphile Ngcobo says part and parcel of being at a big club is being able to quickly shift focus from one competition to another.

Amakhosi successfully navigated their way to the Group Stages of the CAF Champions League by seeing off Primero De Agosto 1-0 on Tuesday.

Up next is a home Premiership clash against a tricky Maritzburg United side struggling for points in second-last place, but now coached by former Chiefs boss Ernst Middendorp.

It promises to be an enthralling encounter, with Ngcobo confident in his side to secure a positive result.

He told the club's website: "Angola was a lot of work, but we enjoyed ourselves there. We did well as a team, and we managed to win. We worked very hard.

"We now need to make sure that we fight against Maritzburg. It won't be easy though. We need to prepare ourselves and be ready to fight.

"At the end of the day it's football and that's how it is. You move from game to game and just ensure that you keep your spirits up."

Chiefs have already beaten the Team of Choice this season, with Ngcobo adding: "We managed to beat them in the MTN8 quarterfinals which tells us that it is possible for us to win if we work as a team and fight for each other. They did win their last game against Bloemfontein Celtic so I think they will come up with the same mindset in searching for another win. We need to be prepared to face a difficult opponent.

"It will be fun to play against Ernst Middendorp our former coach. We will be ready for him and his team."

- TEAMtalk media

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