Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Lamontville Golden Arrows have promised to show Kaizer Chiefs an early exit from the Telkom Knockout when the two clash in the last-16 stage at Chatsworth Stadium tomorrow.

The coastal side has not featured in a cup final, but their inspired start to the season has them dreaming of silverware.

The last time they played Chiefs in a cup game was in 2005 when they lost in the last-32 stage of the Absa Cup.

Playing at their home ground, Abafana Besithende need to go at Amakhosi from the opening whistle and give them little room to move.

But that is easier said than done, especially against a side with Chiefs' cup pedigree.

Arrows coach Manqoba Mnqithi, the youngest and most underrated coach in the Premiership, said they were ready to knock Amakhosi out.

"We have a full squad, so I have a pool of players to select from. Chiefs are a quality team with quality players, but we'll have to go for broke."

Chiefs coach Muhsin Ertugral delights in cup games, but said they "take a lot out of the players".

He said the call-ups of players to national service had affected the side's rhythm in the build-up to tomorrow's match, but that they were eager to make it two cups in a row after winning the MTN8 last month.

Arrows will depend on speedy midfielders such as Abia Nale and Philani Shange and forwards Italio Fernandez and Richard Hanyekane. They should give the slow Gert Schalkwyk some anxious moments in midfield, even though reads the game well.

Teaming up with Mandla Masango, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Reneilwe Letsholonyana, they could outfox the youthful Arrows side.

Chiefs striker Jose Torrealba could undergo a late fitness test.