Ajax Captain - It's The Final Before The Final

Ajax Cape Town captain Alfred Phiri wants to set the record straight against Kaizer Chiefs when they meet in the Coca-Cola Cup quarter-finals in Johannesburg.

"It's a final before the final," an ecstatic Phiri said. "Chiefs beat Santos in controversial fashion and last year they beat us in the semis, which was very unfair. So we have a score to settle with them."

The Mighty Amakhosi made it to the finals via a Stanton Fredericks goal which was scored after an 'illegally' taken free kick.

"We are ready for them, this time we owe it to ourselves, our fans and Santos, and it does not matter if we play in Joburg because we wanted this game against Chiefs so badly and now we've got it. So we are going to win."

Phiri says that he has no worries about playing the game up in Johannesburg and is aware that the Amakhosi have a number of players on top form at the moment.

"They lucky we are not playing in Cape Town because I know our supporters would have come out in great numbers, but even in Johannesburg we have good support and we going there to beat them at their home this time."

"They are a good team and are on form, I am concerned about Sbu Dlamini and the old man, John Moshoeu. Other than that their team is well balanced."

The skipper is, however, concerned about the possible heat up in Gauteng.

"I just hope we go to Jozi at least two days earlier to avoid the altitude from affecting us our performance, I remember we struggled to breath with our last trip up north."

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