The 32-year-old opened up about the arrival of Bafana Bafana’s two international matches as Amakhosi was preparing for his clash with Masandawana.
Kaiser Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has welcomed the club’s new signings Njabulo Ngcobo and Austin Dube before the clash with Mamlodi Sundowns.
Angkubo joined Amakhosi from his Soviet rival, Ngalon FC, when he established himself as one of the top center-backs in the league and was named PSL’s season defender.
Dobe, the center-back at least left-back, was one of the best players in the National First Division last season. He helped keep Richards Bay at number three and attracted the Chiefs’ scouts.
Cardoso admitted that the club had to sign new defenders because the team’s defense was the last term – conceding 37 goals in 30 PSL matches and the second-worst defense among the top eight teams in the league standings.
“It was good that the club brought in two key guards. [Ngcobo and Dube]. You could see me and the tower last season. [Mathoho] Not the best central pair … you know we’ve leaked a lot of goals, “Cardoso said. Sweeten.
“We’ve improved as a center-back duo and I don’t think the extra pressure wants to get you wrong. Last season wasn’t really covered and there are two great center-backs this season.
“I mean, Najabolo was the defender of the season and Austin has a point to prove by the NFD, so if Tower and I take a wrong step, we know we’ll be replaced very soon. Will
“We always have to keep our feet up, unlike last season where we were very comfortable.”
Despite the arrival of Ngcobo and Dube, Cardoso and Dube remain the first-choice main defensive pair of chiefs, so far under coach Stuart Baxter, the two have started three competitive matches this term, including the MTN8 quarter-final last month. Including the defeat of the Sundowns.
The Sundowns are set to host the Chiefs in a league game on Sunday, and Cardoso has warned Masnadwana not to underestimate when the two gossiping giants clash at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup venue, Loftus Versus Field Stadium. ۔
“We showed in our last game against Barکاa that we can play football. If you look at the first half. [of the Baroka game] We should have been ahead 8-0.
“so they [Sundowns] We are aware. The FIFA break also helped us prepare for the game. “
The Chiefs will be looking for two consecutive wins in the league, having won 2-1 at home to Barکاa FC on August 25.