Absa Premiership

De Sa eyes runners-up spot

2015-02-09 07:54
Rodger De Sa (Supplied)
Rodger De Sa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa believes the race for Premiership glory is all but over, but remains confident of securing a runners-up finish this season.

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The second-half of the South African top-flight campaign resumes next week, with Kaizer Chiefs holding a seemingly unassailable 15-point lead following their undefeated start to the campaign.

The Urban Warriors, meanwhile, find themselves fifth on the table, seven points adrift of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns.

De Sa feels there is little hope of catching Amakhosi, the Dutchman is still targeting a top-two finish.

"I think second place is still reachable for a lot of the teams," he told KickOff.

"I maintain the same thing - 30 points as quickly as possible, get to 40 after that, and 42 will guarantee you a top eight.

“So we have to go game by game, and set your targets."

The coach, whose side currently sit on 24 points from their 18 league matches this term, added: "I still maintain that the 30-point mark is still the key - if I can get that in the next two League matches, I'll be delighted.

"If I can't, I've got to continue trying - there's no other way of doing it.

“With what we have, our resources and so on, we can't get too carried away, though we try and win every game we play."

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