Chiefs out for revenge against Bakgaga

Blom urges teammates to translate continental form to league

15 April 2021 - 07:49
By neville khoza AND Neville Khoza
Njabulo Blom of Kaizer Chiefs.
Image: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix Njabulo Blom of Kaizer Chiefs.

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom has urged his teammates to translate their CAF Champions League form to the DStv Premiership starting with Baroka at Peter Mokaba Stadium this afternoon (3pm).

Chiefs have been impressive in the continental competition. They reached the quarterfinals at the weekend but have failed to show the same performance in the league matches.

With confidence high now following that milestone, Blom said they need to show the same fighting spirit against Bakgaga this afternoon.

“I feel like as a team, we are ready because we’ve been preparing very well, and we’ve been doing things right on and off the field,” Blom told the club media department yesterday.

“I think the confidence is there because we’ve got good results, and the momentum is there.

“Also, the team spirit is good. I think we are ready for the game. Baroka have been a difficult team for us [in the past], and we still remember last year when they took the cup away from us [league title after drawing 1-1 in the final match]. Sundowns took the cup away from us, but in the way, they did because we drew with them.

“So, we know what is coming and we are not going there to underestimate them because we know they are a hard-running team and hard working. So, we are ready for the fight and we will give our best.”

Reflecting on their achievement of reaching the quarterfinals, the 21-year-old said they are all excited and will use the experience they are gaining in the continent into the league matches.

“It was difficult and we know how Africa is, but we managed to come up with a good result that made us qualify for the quarterfinals, and it is a great feeling because the Champions League is not just any cup,” Blom said.

“We are representing the country in the continent, so it is a great feeling to have achieved that.”

A victory for Chiefs today will see them move to eight on the log standings ahead of TS Galaxy and with a game in hand.

Baroka, who are 12th on the log table, will replace Amakhosi in ninth place should they get a victory as they are a point behind them.