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Moseamedi vows to destroy Kaizer Chiefs once again as he did in the TKO semi-final.

MARITZBURG United striker Judas Moseamedi has vowed to destroy Kaizer Chiefs once again when the two teams meet in an Absa Premiership clash at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday (3.30pm).

It was the burly striker from Tzaneen in Limpopo who smashed Amakhosi in the Telkom Knockout semi-final at Mbombela Stadium last month. Moseamedi scored a brace in that match which saw the Team of Choice run out 2-1 victors to book a place in their second ever final.

And as he looked ahead to the weekend’s meeting, the talismanic player oozed confidence that Eric Tinkler’s men would reign supreme over the runaway league leaders.

“If we stick to our plan, we will win. If we apply ourselves the same way we did in Mpumalanga when we played them in the cup we will win. We have to work harder and put in the shift,” Moseamedi said deep in the bowels of the Moses Mabhida Stadium at the weekend.

His team had just lost 2-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout final and Moseamedi had once again been the star for Maritzburg as he scored the game’s opener.

In Chiefs though, Moseamedi and Co are meeting a team on top of their game. Amakhosi are robotic and ruthless these days and have amassed 34 points from 13 games to enjoy a massive 10 point lead over second-placed SuperSport United.

Ernst Middendorp would no doubt love to finish the year in style and set the team up to end their uncharacteristic trophy drought come May.

But they will have to find a way to render Moseamedi ineffective if they are not to suffer their second loss of the season. The striker has a penchant for scoring against the bigger clubs. He says though that he does not only reserve himself for the big guns.

“I’m not only doing it against the big teams. I also want to do it against other teams. At this point in time, I seem to have become luckier against the so-called big teams. I want to convert and score more goals if I get opportunities,” he added.

His pace and physical strength is causing trouble for opposition teams. When he is on song Moseamedi is a difficult customer to contain. The likes of Daniel Cardoso and Eric Mathoho will have to be on top of their game otherwise Moseamedi will tear them apart once again.

The Team of Choice are facing a daunting task of ending Amakhosi’s good run in the league. Only Polokwane City and Supersport United have taken points from Chiefs. The Rise and Shine defeated Amakhosi 1-0 in their own territory while Matsatsantsa A Pitori shared the spoils with them in a 1-1 stalemate.

But despite that record and the blistering start that Chiefs are enjoying, Moseamedi still thinks that they are not invincible. He has hurt them in the cup and wants to do it again in the league.

“A win on Sunday, we will give us motivation. We will go into the second round with more confidence,” Moseamedi said.