Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs right-back Ramahlwe Mphahlele believes the
club will remain alive in the Absa Premiership title race if they can beat Cape Town
City at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Both sides trail league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by seven
points with 10 matches left to play heading into this weekend's showdown.
Amakhosi could be without destroyer Willard Katsande due to
a facial injury while forward Dumisani Zuma is ruled out with a groin problem.
Meanwhile, midfielders George Maluleka and Gustavo Paez are also in doubt with
Nonetheless, Mphahlele takes the view that winning is vital
to stay in the battle for the championship. He told the club's official
website: "It will be tough, but we need the three points to stay in
contention for the league title.
"We just need to play as a team. We are still very much
contenders for the league title."
The player also expressed delight at returning to the
first-team fold after injury in the 3-0 Nedbank Cup last-32 win over Golden
Arrows last Sunday, saying: "I had to get used to the new formation in the
"However, the coach spoke with me during the half-time
break and he gave me the licence to join in attack if that was safe to do