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Rama: Positive thinking paying off

2017-04-18 10:32
Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele says that the mental strength in the Amakhosi squad will be a key factor in challenging for the league title.

Chiefs have been in superb form in 2017 and are currently only behind Premiership league leaders Cape Town City on goal difference, following their 1-0 win over Chippa United on Saturday evening.

Having battled to maintain consistent form in the league during the first-half of the season, Mphahlele says it was important for the players to keep believing in themselves and to remain positive.

"Every team has a bad run once in a while, but we had to come together to say what the way forward would be," the defender was quoted saying by the SowetanLIVE website.

"The game is not about the tactical and technical part of it. The mental part is the most important. We work very hard on our mental strength, to fill it with positive thoughts everyday; that has been paying off.

"It's not easy for the team to stick together when things are going bad. Most teams break down, but we knew that we have the personnel to keep going.

"The most important thing is to stay up there with the top teams."

The Soweto giants play SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals this Saturday, before taking on Cape Town City in a league clash in the Mother City next week Tuesday.

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