Wits eye amakhosi

Meshack Khotha

Bidvest Wits are out to repair their dented image at the expense of struggling Kaizer Chiefs, whom they meet in an Absa Premiership game at Milpark Stadium today at 8pm.

This was after the high-riding Clever Boys were defeated 2-0 by Orlando Pirates at Johannesburg Stadium last weekend.

George "Technics" Mogotsi, Wits' manager, has warned Chiefs not to expect any favours, saying they would offer them a free soccer lesson.

"It will be a tough game because Chiefs are limping but we cannot afford to lose again. We are ready to beat Chiefs to consolidate our third position on the log.

"We watched their game against Jomo Cosmos last Sunday. They have some pretty good players. Their goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, is doing very well."

Pressure is mounting on Chiefs coach Mushin Ertugral to produce results after their goalless draw against Jomo Cosmos on Sunday in Orkney.

Before the game against Ezenkosi, Ertugral and his technical staff were criticised by chairman Kaizer Motaung, who is unhappy with their current form.

The unimpressive draw against Cosmos came hardly three days after Amakhosi lost 1-0 to Thanda Royal Zulu at Olympia Park Stadium in Rustenburg.

Nothing less will appease Motaung and their sometimes impatient supporters than a convincing win over the Students.

Wits' new recruit, Richard Rantjie, is expected to continue with his splendid performance in the middle of the park.

He is expected to dish out excellent passes to the deadly Marcos de Jesus and David Radede upfront to score.

Kaizer Motaung Jnr and Shaun Bartlett have to up the tempo if they hope to beat Moeneeb Josephs.