Absa Premiership

Motaung wary of 'congestion'

2015-01-05 08:21
Kaizer Motuang (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs Chairman, Kaizer Motaung, is excited by the opportunities which will present themselves when Amakhosi resume the season later in 2015.

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Chiefs are currently at the top of the Premiership standings, where they are fifteen points clear of defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns. 

While the targets in the league campaign look like they will be met this term, Chiefs also have a CAF Champions League and Nedbank Cup challenge to look forward to this year and indications are that both tournaments will receive the respect that they deserve this season.

"We started the new season on a high note, which we continued until the end of the year. It is a nice record, not having lost a league encounter after 18 games," Motaung told the club’s website.

"Besides this, we have a decent margin between ourselves and our nearest rivals," added the football administrator.

Motaung is well aware of the fact that the current break, which has been prolonged by the Africa Cup of Nations tournament set to start in January, could have either a positive or adverse effect on the team when the season resumes. As a result, he is taking nothing for granted at this juncture.

"Of course, with us having done so well in the league, the long break that presents itself due to the Afcon, will confront us with a challenge. 

"The break can affect our team's momentum. On the other hand, it can also be a positive, as it will give our players an opportunity to recharge the batteries," added Motaung.

"After the Afcon is finished, there will be a congestion of fixtures - like last season - including the league, the Nedbank Cup and the African Champions League. This will be a challenge. However, I am sure that we have learnt our lessons from last season," said Motaung, whose team squandered a glorious opportunity to lift the title last term.

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