Absa Premiership

Mathoho targets PSL double

2013-04-26 11:56
Eric Mathoho (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs defender Eric Mathoho believes the Soweto club is well on course to win the Premier Soccer League and Nedbank Cup this season.

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 horizon.

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 to achieve.

"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 game.

"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 Celtic.

"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 23-year-old concluded.

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