Absa Premiership

Setlhodi: Chiefs will win league

2015-03-10 15:28
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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.

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