Cape Town - Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama has tipped Kaizer Chiefs
to win the Absa Premiership title after beating his side 3-0 on Wednesday
Question marks over whether Chiefs would break their
five-year trophy drought reared their head after the Amakhosi saw their lead at
the top of the standings cut to four points after losing 2-1 to SuperSport
United on Saturday.
But Ernst Middendorp's side responded in the best possible
fashion with a dominant display against a decent Highlands outfit and after
watching his side get outplayed, Da Gama believes Chiefs have it in them to go
all the way.
The Lions of the North mentor also believes it would be a
good thing for South African football if Chiefs were to win the title, due to
their massive brand and following.
"I always say, if Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates win the
league... Sundowns have won it a number of times now, but if one of the Soweto
giants do it, it just augurs well for South African football," Da Gama told
"The amount of work that goes into this brand of Kaizer
Chiefs is just unbelievable, it’s mind-boggling. So, I definitely think it would
be good for South African football (if Chiefs win the league this season).
"I think I can say, hopefully, they have a clean bill of
health and the consistency continues, and I believe the Kaizer Chiefs players
have got the mentality to go all the way. And we wish them all the best."
- TeamTalk Media