Absa Premiership

Shabba targets record haul

2015-05-05 10:35
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Supplied)
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Supplied)

Cape Town - Siphiwe Tshabalala admits Kaizer Chiefs will "have to dig deep" against Bidvest Wits on Wednesday as they look to break another record in the Premier Soccer League.

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The top-flight title is already headed back to Naturena this term after AmaKhosi wrapped up the league with three games to spare, and have since rubber stamped their position at the top of the table after edging dethroned champions Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 last week.

Chiefs now host a Wits side still in the race for a top-three finish, and Tshabalala knows they will need to be at their best if they are to add to their PSL point’s record, which they achieved with the win over the Brazilians.

"We will have to dig deep," he told his club's official website.

"The league is not over yet. We still have two more games to play and we would like to win both."

The Glamour Boys can also go down in the history books for the most wins in a PSL season, with the side currently on 20 - the record Sundowns achieved last year - and Shabba is determined to keep the good times rolling in the gold half of Soweto.

"We would like to stretch the records.

"We still take it one game at a time. We focus on the three points."

The South Africa international is also hoping their supporters continue to turn up in numbers, having already started the celebrations a fortnight ago when Chiefs sealed the title with a 3-0 win over Polokwane City.

"That was great," Tshabalala reflected.

"Our supporters really rallied behind the team. I hope that the turn-out will be massive again on Wednesday, which will be our last game at home this season. Let our supporters be that twelfth man again."

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