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Lehlohonolo Majoro © Backpagepix

'Chiefs have a better understanding'



The Amakhosi's understanding as a team has led to more goals for the Soweto-based side, Kaizer Chiefs striker Lehlohonolo Majoro said on Wednesday.

"We have been showing a lot more understanding when we play together as a team," Majoro said ahead of Chiefs' Nedbank Cup quarterfinal clash with Free State Stars, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, on Saturday.

"We know how we play and who makes what runs so that has helped us put goals in the net."

Majoro is Chiefs' leading goal-scorer in the Premiership this season with nine goals, and said he wanted to make another big contribution against Stars.

"As a striker, I'm very happy that I've managed to regain my form, so against Stars I want to continue putting my team ahead."

He was quick to praise his teammates and said that good service from the midfield helped to put him into scoring positions.

"It's not only myself who makes the team win. Without the supply of my teammates, I wouldn't have managed to score those goals," he said.

Majoro added that his partnership with stand-in skipper Siphiwe Tshabalala was particularly strong and Majoro believes the two work well together through their link-up play.

"I've been watching Shabba [Siphiwe Tshabalala] since I was an amateur and I've played with him at national level, so there is a bit of understanding," Majoro said.

"He now understands the kind of runs I make and I know what type of passes to expect from him."

The striker's form has extended beyond the league, with Majoro scoring all four goals in Chiefs' last 16 cup clash against Black Leopards to see them through to the next round.

Majoro said although he would like to challenge for the league's top-scorer accolade at the end of the season, the team always came first.

"For myself, I believe if I work hand-in-hand with my teammates, the dream of me becoming a top goal-scorer will become a reality."

The former Amazulu player warned that Chiefs would have to be wary of the Free State side. Stars would be motivated to put up a good showing.

"In a cup game you only get one opportunity so we must make use of it," Majoro said.

"It's one of the trophies we want to win this season, but Stars are so close, they will play well to try and beat us."

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