Absa Premiership

Shongwe: Chiefs should be competing with the best in Africa

2019-12-17 09:02
Ernst Middendorp
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Cape Town - William Shongwe believes an Absa Premiership title win followed by a CAF Champions League challenge will restore Kaizer Chiefs' dignity.

Amakhosi are currently heavy favourites to clinch the league title for the first time since 2015 as they enjoy a 10-point lead at the top of the standings.

A league title will also see the Glamour Boys enter the CAF Champions League next season, and Shongwe, who is a former Chiefs goalkeeper, reckons challenging for continental silverware will lift the club to where they should be.

"Chiefs went for a long time without winning a league title, things can change quickly in football but this time around they look set to win the league title," Shongwe told Isolezwe.

"Chiefs is a respected team. If they win the league, they will go on to play on the continent, which will help restore their dignity on the continent and fight for their heritage as one of the best clubs on the continent. They need to plan."

He added: "I don't like the fact that they can't compete and challenge for all cup competitions. The Nedbank Cup is coming up next year and everyone wants to see how they will manage it and chase the league title."

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