Absa Premiership

Battle is still far from over - Masilela

2017-04-03 15:47
Tsepo Masilela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs' Premiership win over Mamelodi Sundowns has reignited their title hopes, with full-back Tsepo Masilela insisting the battle for league success is far from over.

Saturday's 2-1 win over title rivals Mamelodi Sundowns saw Amakhosi jump from fourth position to second on the league standings.

"Look, our victory over Sundowns was a much-needed one and there is no doubt that it has re-energised our league titles hopes. But the fact is that the battle is still far from over, as we still have eight crucial games to play," the 31-year-old exclusively told Vodacom Soccer.

"This is a very crucial stage of the season, so more consistency and cautious approach in each game will be vital for us in our remaining games."

The second-placed Amakhosi, who are still to cross swords with league-title rivals Cape Town City, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits, will keep their ambitions on hold for a while and switch their focus to their Nedbank Cup Last 16 clash this coming weekend.

The Soweto giants will be faced with a tricky knock-out encounter against Second Division side Acornbush United at Kabokweni Stadium in Nelspruit, on Saturday.

"As much as we prioritise the league title contention, we are aiming for a strong run in the Nedbank Cup with equal importance," Masilela added.

"Going to Saturday's clash against Acornbush, we will go all out for a battle because we know they are bound to give a fight most especially on their home turf. 

"But we are prepared to fight for a vital win and advance to the tournament's next round," added the Mpumalanga-born former Bafana Bafana defender.

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