Absa Premiership

Motaung proud of his Chiefs

2014-10-23 12:24
Kaizer Motaung (Supplied)
Kaizer Motaung (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung says he is delighted by the progress made by the club this season, after they moved into the top six of the Africa Football/Soccer Clubs Rankings.

Chiefs, who have accumulated 1561 points during the current cycle, moved above Tunisia’s Esperance during the last ranking change and remain the only South African team in the top ten.

Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who have accumulated 1511 points, moved up to 12th position on the continental rankings while Orlando Pirates have dropped to 20th, after what has been a mediocre start to their campaign.

"It’s encouraging to see ‘football database’ tracking and documenting the performances of clubs on the African continent," Motaung told the club’s website on Thursday.

"So going forward one can compare our standard with other countries as well. The ranking also shows the great start our Club had to the start of the PSL season," added Motaung.

The Kaizer Chiefs chairman said the early signs for the season were most promising indeed and that the expectations were as high as they had ever been at the club.

"Looking back, the start to this season reminds me of 1984, when Kaizer Chiefs also had a fantastic season, winning four titles, including the league.

"However, that was back in the days of the NPSL. In that season Joe Frickleton was our coach, a Scotsman. An interesting coincidence is that our present coach, Stuart Baxter, is also a Scotsman," added the South African football administrator.

However, Motaung - being the seasoned campaigner that he is - did acknowledge that there was still much work to be done this season, adding that it would be prudent for the players to not get ahead of themselves at this juncture.

"It’s still early days. A season is not a sprint, it’s a marathon."

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