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Pre-match: Kaizer Chiefs

Posted on 29 July 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle admits he doesn't know too much about Kaizer Chiefs - but what he does know is that they will provide another tough test on our tour of South Africa.

We take on a team described as the 'Manchester United of South Africa' at the famous Newlands Stadium - home of British Lions rugby success back in 1997 - tonight.

Chiefs have a huge support in the country and a healthy crowd is expected.

Known as the 'Amikhosi', Chiefs were a somewhat disappointing mid-table in the South African Premier League last season but local experts insist they will be determined to try and match their rivals' Orlando Pirates' victory against us on Saturday.

"We don't know too muxch about the Chiefs," conceded Glenn after training at the Athlone Stadium. "We know they've just come back from playing in a tournament in Korea.

"We also know they have massive support and it will be another tough game for us."

Glenn added that beauty of this tour of South Africa was taking on teams from a different footballing culture.

"It's a different challenge, very passionate crowds and we've learned a few things, that's for sure," he said.

"You learn from every game. We've a young squad and had a young goalkeeper out there in Rob Burch against Pirates and it was a great experience for him to play in those conditions."