Absa Premiership

Chiefs' Mphahlele calls for patience

2016-09-27 18:15
Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele believes there is no quick-fix solution to building a strong, competitive title winning team.

Chiefs struggled in their opening games of the season, but have turned the corner after recording back-to-back wins in the Absa Premiership.

The victories over Highlands Park and Maritzburg United have boosted morale in Chiefs camp, but Mphahlele was quick to point out that it would take time to transform Amakhosi into a title-winning machine. 

"Look, it is not easy to make a team, especially a winning team. Football is a collective effort and you need everybody to buy into what you want to do," Mphahlele told the Sowetan Live.

"So for us the most important thing is we have to support what the coach wants and try to implement what he says on the pitch. And most importantly, is the spirit among the guys. We have to be honest with each other.

"I have to try to adjust; do what the guys do and try to gel with the team. It took us time on the other side (at Sundowns) to build a formidable team.

"I believe that we can also do it and try to forget what happened last season. Obviously, one cannot forget what this team has done over the years in terms of winning trophies.

"We will get there. The monkey is not yet off our back. We still need to get a couple of wins under our belts."

Chiefs will next face Free State Stars at the James Motlatsi Stadium on Wednesday.

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