Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Lebogang Manyana has emphasized the importance of maximum points in their DStv Premiership clash with Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
Manyama, who labeled the showdown between the two Soweto giants as the biggest match in the country, believes what Amakhosi needs to do in this showdown and to move forward is make sure they capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
The former Cape Town City players believe that one of their players would be in double digit goals scored if they had been clinical for goalscoring, with their top scorers Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly scoring six in the league.
“It’s probably the biggest game in the country, we all know it. We all know what it comes with and what it requires, even for us who have played in it before. Unfortunately it won’t be the same without fans, but it’s three important points again, we are looking for further steps in the direction we want to take as a team,” said the midfielder.
“I think the coach said it in the last game and he has also said it to us for the past two weeks. We’ve been creating so many chances to kill games since the start of the season. If we had taken 80 percent of the chances we created, we would now have had someone with double digits (goals scored). But what matters is that we create.”
While Billiat and Dolly are the goalscorers for Amakhosi, there is also Bernard Parker with three goals and Nkosingiphile Nqcobo with two goals.
Looking at that, Manyana thinks it’s a good thing for the club as they don’t have to rely on one player to score the goals and they work tirelessly to get things right when it comes to killing goals.
“It’s a good thing that the goalscorers come from everywhere, so we don’t really depend on one goalscorer. But yes, we have created so many opportunities, only we have not been able to take them all. It’s something we try to work on during training and it improves. Soon we will score all the scoring opportunities we create,” he concluded.