Cape Town - Former
Kaizer Chiefs coach Mushin Ertugral has no doubt in his mind that the Soweto
giants will go on to win the Premiership title this season, despite
encountering some adversity in 2015.
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Chiefs are currently first in the league standings, eight
points ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns. However, they have also dropped eight points
in their last five matches and indications are that this will not be an easy
final stretch for the Glamour Boys.
Doubts have emerged about Chiefs' capacity to stay on course
during the business end of the campaign but Ertugral insists that the doubts
about Orlando Pirates and even Mamelodi Sundowns - the other two teams challenging
for the league title - are far greater.
"You talk of the big three in the title race. I don't
think Pirates have any chance of winning the league," Ertugral told goal.com.
Ertugral's most damning evidence against Pirates was the
recent Nedbank Cup defeat to SuperSport United, where he feels they were
exposed by the cunning Gordon Igesund.
"You must have seen them in their [Nedbank] Cup game
against an old fox Gordon [Igesund], who was able to outclass them as they
looked completely out of their depth," added Ertugral.
"They are still a very good side though with a lot of
quality international players, but winning the league this season, that's out
of their reach.
"Chiefs, yes! They might have lost in the Cup too
[against Black Leopards], but they are in the driving seat and practically need
just a few points now to win it, and with the team they have, I believe they
will win it."