Johannesburg - Crystal Palace-bound midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala is confident Kaizer Chiefs can get back on the trophy trail in the New Year.
Amakhosi have already missed out on the Telkom Knockout and MTN8
titles this season, although they currently sit third in the PSL
standings and are still to contest the Nedbank Cup later this term.
And Chiefs ace Tshabalala, who has been invited for a 10-day
trial with English Championship side Palace this month, believes the
Soweto titans have what it takes to lay their hands on silverware this
"We all know what the team is capable of in terms of winning
trophies and we were not at our best in 2011 or in the first-half of the
season. Two trophies are gone but there is still the Nedbank Cup and
the Premiership title to play for," he told Chiefs' official website.
"In the league we have not been doing badly at all if you look at the difference between ourselves and the teams ahead of us.
"We need to be consistent and finish the chances that we create.
"If we can do that then we will achieve our objective to bring the title to Naturena.
"Personally, it remains my ambition to win the league with Chiefs
and we will be giving our best in the New Year to achieve this goal."
Tshabalala, who has been excused from Bafana Bafana's downgraded match
against 2012 Africa Cup of Nations co-hosts Equatorial Guinea this
week, admits his recent goal drought is of some concern, but remains
happy with his contribution to his club.
"I have scored one goal in 15 games. This concerns me but at the same time I have made lot of assists this season," he added.
"There is always a room for improvement but I am satisfied with my contribution in the past couple of months."