Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs defender Eric Mathoho believes the Soweto club is
well on course to win the Premier Soccer League and Nedbank Cup this
The Venda-born centre-back was chatting to Football411
this week regarding his first year at the Soweto club and the
possibility of winning the double, with Chiefs currently six points
clear at the top of the standings and with a cup semi-final date on the
Amakhosi's title credentials will be thoroughly tested this
weekend when they hosts Platinum Stars in a top-of-the-table clash at
the Peter Mokaba Stadium, but Mathoho is confident about their chances
of success this term.
Mathoho said: "I'm very happy with my first season at the club,
from a personal and team point of view. I feel that the club deserves
the league, because we have been number one all season.
"It has been great for me playing for this club in terms of team
spirit and being on the same page with everyone in terms of what we want
"But like my team-mates have said before, we have done well
because we have been taking it one game at a time and not focusing on
the games in future. That helped because we have been able to give 100%
in every game."
Meanwhile, the Bafana Bafana international appears to have
adapted easily to life in Naturena following his move from Bloemfontein
Celtic at the end of last season, and he credits that to his love of the
"He added: As for me, I think nothing has changed from my days at
Bloemfontein Celtic. I'm still enjoying football very much. I think I
have taken my game to a higher level.
"I think I adapted easily at Chiefs because I never put myself
under pressure to perform miracles. I told myself from the beginning of
the season that I was going to play my normal game the way I did at
"I didn't think of what the fans were going to say, but rather to
make sure I did my best in every match and so far so good," the