Absa Premiership

Middendorp: Chiefs aren't letting the title slip away

2020-02-17 16:53
Ernst Middendorp (PA)
Ernst Middendorp (PA)

Cape Town - Ernst Middendorp insists Kaizer Chiefs are not in danger of losing their way in the fight for the Absa Premiership silverware.

Amakhosi suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at home against Maritzburg United on Saturday, while Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns both won their respective league games.

The results have seen Chiefs' lead at the top of the standings shrink to six points but Middendorp doesn't think there is any cause for concern because you don't win the title in February.

"Are we really dreaming? I said it in November, nothing is coming to an end. I said in January and I said it in February too," Middendorp told reporters, as quoted by Goal.

Middendorp added that his charges will remain focused on the upcoming games and avoid dwelling on past failures.

"That will be a final situation where the championship will come into the final race of 10 games, and it will not be decided today or in two or three weeks," said Middendorp.

"We have a fantastic game in front of us next; a Cup game to go all out for, and games are coming thick and fast. So, it is not a situation where we should go and dream and finalise everything in March or February - that's not soccer.

"Football game is funny stuff sometimes, and be strong in your approach, perform, put yourself into it and do your best, and that's what we will do."

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