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Chiefs Favourites To Beat Wits 09/08/03
Kaizer Chiefs will be overwhelming favourites to advance through to the next round of the SAA Supa 8 Cup when they are hosted by Wits University at the Orkney stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Although Wits finished ahead of Chiefs in last years Premier Soccer League (PSL), the Amakhosi are a very different outfit to last season since the arrival of several top players to the club.

The Soweto giants are looking particularly strong in the striking department, with Kubamba Musasa, David Radebe, Sibusiso Dlamini and Patrick Mayo all very capable of wreaking havoc in opposition defences.

Jabu Mendu also looks set to become a vital cog in the engine room, while right-sided midfielder Stanton Fredericks is fast becoming a world class player.

With Ted Dimitru back at the helm With Jabu Pule also playing regulary again, Chiefs look like they have the potential to recapture their glory years, and will be looking to relaunch "Operation Vat Alles" after they won the Vodacom Challenge Cup a few weeks back.

But as we saw on Saturday when Cosmos defeated Pirates, reputations can count for very little, especially in cup games.

Wits are a more than useful side, with a number of their players such as Benson Mhlongo, Gert Schalkwyk, Tsietsi Mahoa and Ashley Makhanya having recently been called up to the Bafana Bafana squad, albeit a rather experimental national team.

They also have one of the country's top goalkeepers in the form of Wayne Roberts, who is surely destined for greater things in the game, as well as exciting young striker Manqoba Ngwenya, who also has great potential.

Add to this the likes of the Winstanley brothers and Zimbabwean midfielder Charles Yohane, who always chips in with important goals, and it is clear that Chiefs are going to have to be at the top of their game to join Cosmos in the next round of this lucrative competition.

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