Chicken face Dynamos on the weekend of 17-18 March in what will be their opening game in the 2018 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season. Their returnee coach Joey Antipas spoke to the Chronicle and shared some thoughts on his expectations for the upcoming campaign.

“Opening the fixture against a side like Dynamos is always tough. We would have preferred different opponents, but we can’t run away from DeMbare. We are ready to roll. We’re almost there in terms of fitness levels and the boys are almost there in terms of match fitness and we are now waiting for the games. In terms of targets, it’s still early. We will be taking each game as it comes and I’m sure if we play good football and get positive results we should be there with the top teams.”

Antipas won the PSL title with the GameCocks in 2015 before moving to South African side AmaZulu in the National First Division in 2016, where he was sacked last year after the team bought the franchise of Thanda Royal Zulu in the Absa Premiership.