Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs legend Joseph Setlhodi still thinks that Amakhosi are fully in control
of the Premiership race, despite slipping up on three occasions during the past
five league matches.
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Chiefs have been defeated just once this season, which is
evidence that they have been equally competent when playing away or at home.
Setlhodi said it was this impressive away record which will stand the Glamour
Boys in good stead towards the business end of the competition.
During the home stretch this season, Kaizer Chiefs will have
to negotiate five matches away from home and the first of the those fixtures
will take place at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday night.
"Well, I don't see Chiefs relinquishing their lead at
the top this time around. They have learnt a great lesson from last
season," Setlhodi told goal.com.
"But that's not the main reason why I believe they will
win it this time, rather it's because of their good away record this
season," added Setlhodi.
"They are good travellers unlike Wits and Sundowns. So,
that gives Chiefs the edge over their rivals. If you can't win away from home,
then you have a problem," he said.
Just last week Mamelodi Sundowns failed to collect maximum
points, when they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Bidvest Wits in Johannesburg,
which perhaps reinforces the point that Setlhodi has made.
"Another thing is that, if Chiefs do fail to maintain
their position at the top, then that means they would have lost four matches,
and that's impossible," said Setlhodi.
"So yeah, I definitely don't see Chiefs surrendering
their healthy lead at the top this season. I strongly believe that they will
win the league," he concluded.
Amakhosi, who lost the league title to Sundowns last season
after leading the log for the better part of the campaign, are 11 points clear
of second-placed Sundowns.