Absa Premiership

Komphela: Chiefs must keep the pressure

2017-02-27 20:03
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says his team must strive to win all their remaining matches in order to challenge for the league title.

The championship race is currently being contested by five clubs, with SuperSport United and Cape Town City leading the way with 35 points.

Bidvest Wits are third with 34 points, with Chiefs behind them only on goal difference.

Mamelodi Sundowns are in fifth spot on 32 points, but have a handful of games in hand on the teams above them due to their CAF campaign.

Amakhosi were held to a 1-1 draw by Ajax Cape Town at Athlone Stadium on Saturday night, having won five successive matches before that.

"There were more positives than negatives to draw from this game - the positive, attacking play, the set-pieces and playing for a win," Komphela told his club's website.

Realising the competitive nature of the title race, Komphela has set the bar high for his team in their final 11 league fixtures of 2016/17.

"We have to win our remaining matches," he stated.

"Anything is possible at this stage. We must just keep applying pressure on the leaders, as they will face challenges too.

"Suspensions, injuries and loss of form are football aspects that can happen to any team. Of course, elements of luck will also play a role towards the final lap."

First on the Chiefs coach's list is the Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium this Saturday afternoon.

Kick off is at 15:30.

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