Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi insists the club will not be relegated at the end of the current campaign.
The Glamour Boys have endured a poor start to the season and currently sit one point above the drop zone.
“It’s only normal for supporters and every loving person of Kaizer Chiefs to be panicking about our situation because things are not coming right,” Akpeyi told the Chiefs media team.
“But its a big team and a big brand and we don’t want to disgrace ourselves and embarrass the team as well.
“The confidence that I have is that this team cannot be relegated. I know from the response of the players, from their mentality right now, we are ready to take a different step into the next game. Relegation is not something we are panicking about at the moment.”
Amakhosi lost 2-0 to Maritzburg United in their last game but have the chance to get back to winning ways again when they face Amazulu on Wednesday.
Akpeyi is adamant only a change of mindset can help the team win the game.
“We have not been coming right with our decisions in games,” he stated.
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“Mentally right now we should be strong in going to the next game. Because we have quality players who we can rely upon. But for some time we have been disappointing ourselves.
“We are taking the pain to AmaZulu. It’s high time we start making ourselves happy, and its high time we started making the fans happy.
“Every team wants to look into our situation and think ‘we can actually get three points or at least a point from Kaizer Chiefs.’
“I assure you that the players are working physically and mentally to make sure we do better. The AmaZulu game hopefully it will be a turn-around for us.
“We’ve spoken to ourselves and the only one strength we have for now is to keep on encouraging ourselves, that we are going to come right in the next game.
“We’ve talked to ourselves to try identify the problem, each and every game, and I think from the response of every single player, everything is coming right and we hope for a turn-around in the next game.”Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.