Absa Premiership

Kwem: It's better to look up than to look down

2020-04-03 14:09
Augustine Kwem of Chippa United (right) and Taariq
Augustine Kwem of Chippa United (right) and Taariq Fielies of Cape Town City (Gallo).

Chippa United striker Augustine Kwem says he is motivated by the prospect of a top-eight finish in the Absa Premiership this season.

The Chilli Boys entered the enforced lockdown, as a result of the spread of the coronavirus, in 12th place in the league standings with 26 points.

All sporting activities are currently suspended as South Africa works to isolate the virus during a 21-day lockdown.

But the 22-year-old is nevertheless staying positive, as he feels Chippa could end the season strongly, when the season is able to resume.

The Nigerian told the Sowetan: "As much as we are three points away from the relegation zone, we are five points away (from the top 8).

"It's better to look up than to look down because there is a greater motivation there to reach the top eight."

Kwem, who made the step up from the ABC Motsepe League when he joined Chippa, added: "Setting personal targets will help you do well. Personal records also work hand in hand with what you set to achieve in a season. It's all about self-belief.

"When I arrived at Chippa my personal goal was to get as much game time as I can. I didn't not even put goal targets for myself.

"My aim was just to play because I knew coming from Motsepe League it was going to difficult for me to break into the starting 11."

- TEAMtalk media

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