Wake-up call for Amakhosi

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

With the race to feature in this year's edition of the Telkom Charity Cup hotting up, Kaizer Chiefs' communications director, Thebe "Selepe" Mohatle has appealed to his side's supporters to vote in large numbers starting from today.

He said this after Amakhosi, who were second on the vote chart, were pushed down to fourth spot recently amid fears they may be outvoted for this one-day tournament.

This spectacular event will be staged at the Mmabatho Stadium in Mafikeng on August 2.

A worried Mohatle said they enjoy the power of their support, which he said they will use effectively to challenge for the number one spot.

"It will be tragic if Chiefs is left out of this competition," said Mohatle. "Since this tournament was incepted we've always been part of it and we've won it more than any other team in the elite league.

"So I'm appealing to our supporters to start voting before it is too late. This competition, which is for a worthy cause, is important for our players and the technical staff to reassess the team.

"It's a platform for us to showcase our new players before the league kicks off and we hope that we'll challenge Orlando Pirates who have been in the lead since voting started."

Mohatle said they would go to their branches and hold meetings with the chairmen to come up with strategies and ideas on how to garner more support.

He said they are determined to see Amakhosi's votes shooting the side right to the top before the week ends.

Pirates are still in the lead after amassing 7839 votes, followed by Bloemfontein Celtic with 7746 votes.

Mamelodi Sundowns are third with 7657 votes and Chiefs are fourth with 6874 votes, with AmaZulu only three votes behind Chiefs.

Moroka Swallows are in sixth place with 608 votes.