Absa Premiership

Mthembu: I am ready to lead Chiefs

2015-08-14 08:59
Siphelele Mthembu (Supplied)
Siphelele Mthembu (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Siphelele Mthembu says he is refusing to set himself any personal targets for the season, stating he is there to fight for the team as a whole.

The forward joined Amakhosi from Platinum Stars this time last year but has largely played second fiddle to Bernard Parker, while David Zulu is another attacking option at Naturena that has challenged Mthembu for a starting berth.

However, with Zulu failing to impress when given the chance, Mthembu could find himself in the starting XI for Sunday's MTN8 semi-final away to Bloemfontein Celtic, although the striker is not looking to put any undue pressure on himself by announcing any individual targets for the term.

"As a striker, you are judged on the amount of goals you score," Mthembu said.

"I don't want to put myself under pressure to say I will score this many goals because we work as a team.

"It's in our culture to win things at Chiefs. That's why I have to always work hard and try to improve on my scoring.

"But I am ready to lead the team should I be given an opportunity. If we win this cup it will motivate us to win more cups in the season."

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