Absa Premiership

Shabba keeping the faith

2015-03-27 09:38
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala is hopeful the team can use the next few days to reflect on their form as they gear up for a daunting run-in to the season.

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The wheels have threatened to come off for Amakhosi since the campaign's resumption in February, with Stuart Baxter's men having seen their unbeaten start to the league ended, while last weekend they crashed out of the Nedbank Cup.

The Glamour Boys also have it all to do in the CAF Champions League as they trail Raja Casablanca 1-0 from the first leg of their round-one encounter, and with domestic action on hold for the FIFA international break, Tshabalala is hopeful Chiefs can use the time to re-calibrate their campaign.

"The FIFA international break spells a relaxed few days for all of us. It is a small break that we are taking to reflect on what has happened since coming back from the mid-season break," said the South Africa midfielder.

"The results have not been satisfying but we cannot look over our shoulders, it is now in the past. Things should pick up when we get back to the field on 5 April [against] Raja Casablanca.

"We are a goal down but there is a good chance that we can turn things around. There is hope."

Chiefs' next league assignment comes against basement club AmaZulu four days after their continental clash, and Tshabalala is confident they can pick up the three points from that tie as they look to add to their eight-point lead at the top of the standings.

"Our objective will be to win against AmaZulu in order to pick up where we left off. There are only six games left and we need to push hard until the final match," he concluded.


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