Cape Town - SuperSport United defender, Thabo September, admits that hopes of catching Kaizer Chiefs in the PSL title race are fading fast, not just for Matsatsantsa, but for the other hopefuls too.
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Amakhosi stretched their lead to 14 points on Tuesday evening following a 2-2 draw against Platinum Stars in Polokwane, which maintained the Glamour Boys' unbeaten run. Bidvest Wits' win over Ajax Cape Town 24 hours later saw the gap cut down to 11 points.
Defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have since dropped down to third, but have a game in hand over both Wits and Chiefs, while Gordon Igesund's men, recently crowned Telkom Knockout champions, are 21 points adrift but having played two games less.
"They (Chiefs) are playing very well at the moment, they are very organised and they are a unit," September told Football411.
"They have a great coach in Stuart Baxter and you can see that he has got the whole team working together.
"They're on a roll and it's going to be difficult to catch them, but we obviously cannot give up hope."
However, the United captain feels Amakhosi could be stretched next year, once the CAF Champions League program rolls in.
"The challenge for them would be when they go to play Champions League," September added.
"Their schedule will be tighter and they'll have to travel, but at the moment, the way they're playing, it's not looking good for everyone else.
"They did drop points to Platinum Stars, but they are still over 20 points clear of us and it's going to be tough for anyone to stop them."