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Moseamedi is Chiefs’ hoodoo striker

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All eyes will be on the Limpopo-born striker to deliver the goods and steer his side to victory once again this weekend.

IF there’s one player that Kaizer Chiefs fans don’t want to hear about in the Absa Premiership this season, it’s Maritzburg United’s Judas Moseamedi.

The industrious striker has tormented and mesmerised the Glamour Boys in 2019/20, so no one can blame defenders Eric Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso for having nightmares whenever Amakhosi prepare to meet the team from the City of Choice. Even when he is not in his best form, he always seems to spring back to life against the Soweto giants.

Chiefs defenders will again have their hands full on Saturday at 6pm when they fight to settle scores with the Team of Choice at the FNB Stadium.

The lanky talisman struck twice in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals as Eric Tinkler’s men sent Chiefs packing at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit in the first half of the campaign. It was the Moseamedi show. He terrorised Cardoso, so much so that Cardoso couldn’t find answers to deal with the threat that was consistently posed by Moseamedi.

The Soweto giants were close to ending their lengthy trophy drought but Moseamedi proved to be their undoing.

When Chiefs were on their way to victory at the expense of the Midlands outfit in their last game of 2019, it was again Moseamedi who denied the log leaders an opportunity to end the year on a good note.

Lebogang Manyama put Chiefs in the lead and they were cruising, but Moseamedi netted the equaliser. The game ended in a 1-1 stalemate and the two sides shared the spoils and as a result, Mamelodi Sundowns cut the gap between themselves and the Glamour Boys to seven points.

It wasn’t the way they wanted to end the year. Chiefs wanted to finish strong but Moseamedi again proved to be a party pooper.

All eyes will be on the Limpopo-born striker to deliver the goods and steer his side to victory once again this weekend.

Chiefs are still at the summit of the table with 45 points after 19 rounds of league matches, 10 points clear of their bitter rivals, Orlando Pirates.

The Glamour Boys are at the stage where they can’t afford to drop points. But the question is, how are they going to deal with Moseamedi? Do they have a plan to nullify his threat this time around?

Chiefs are yet to beat the Team of Choice this season and they have to find a way to get the better of Maritzburg.

Meanwhile, Pirates are breathing down their neck and if they snooze, they lose.

Obviously, Moseamedi will be hoping that his rich vein of scoring form will continue against Amakhosi.