Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst
Middendorp has emphasised the importance of challenging for honours
every season, not only this one.
Amakhosi are celebrating 50 years as a club this week and will be
hosting Highlands Park at FNB Stadium on Wednesday night, where as part
of the festivities fans will be able to enter for free.
This season has seen much more optimism around the Soweto giants due
to their impressive form in the Absa Premiership, which sees them top
the standings at this stage.
The Glamour Boys are now in a great position to end their
four-and-a-half-year trophy drought, but Middendorp says it is not
enough to only be amongst the top teams occasionally because a team such
as Kaizer Chiefs should always be there.
"I believe that it's a crucial frame to follow because if you look at
the ranking of the club, not only inside South Africa, where Chiefs are
No 2 behind (Mamelodi) Sundowns, it's really important to produce a
sustainable situation where Kaizer Chiefs is at least in the top three
rankings and challengers," the German said, according to IOL.
"Anytime, they should be in a situation to win the title. In the
beginning of the season, we said it would be from everyone's interest in
the club to focus on this direction.
"Not only the run of this year, where there's a 50th birthday, but
for a longer term to really produce a season that shouldn't happen once
but again and again."
He added: "It is special for me to be part of the process of bringing
a sustainable top three finish for Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa, and
of course, going forward into this international business of the
Champions League side of Africa in general."
- TeamTalk Media