Chiefs and Chippa to lock horns

Kaizer Chiefs striker Caleb Bimenyimana celebrates his goal against Stellenbosch FC during their DSTV premiership game at Cape Town Stadium. PICTURE: Ayanda Ndamane / African News Agency(ANA)

“Watch out, the old Kaizer Chiefs is back,” those are Arthur Zwane’s words after winning in Cape Town last week.

Amakhosi beat Stellenbosch FC 3-1 in a match full of sparks at the Cape Town Stadium. Steve Barker’s boys took the lead with a goal scored from Nhlanhla Mgaga in the first half of the game but in the end, Amakhosi won the game 3-1 with penalties scored by Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.

Despite getting penalties, Zwane’s team played very well against Stellenbosch who always fight tooth and nail.

“The players showed incredible determination. This is the Chiefs I know. This is the team I used to play for,” said an excited Zwane.

“Chiefs fought until the end. This is the kind of team we are building here,” said Zwane. Although the Chiefs have always been hot and cold, the arrival of Bimenyimana has made a huge difference.

In the last three games, Bimenyimana has scored six goals and is determined to score more.

Chiefs’ biggest problem was not being able to take advantage of opportunities but now things seem to have changed.

The Burundian forward is expected to make his name when Chiefs meet Chippa United in the DStv Premiership match which will be held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium at 3pm in the afternoon on Saturday.

Can Chippa catch Bimenyimana? That is the question that football fans are asking themselves.

“Scoring is what I came here for. This makes me happy,” said Bimenyimana after the match in Cape Town.

“I want to score in every game we play. My confidence is high, and I want to help Chiefs regain their dignity. Chiefs will make a comeback. We know it has been without trophies for a long time. This season we want something special,” said Bimenyimana, who concluded that the team would go to Chippa with the same energy they played in Cape Town.

Chippa is also motivated after beating Marumo Gallants 1-0 and Amazulu 2-1 in their last games before the FIFA break.