Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung believes that the club are in a good position in the Absa Premiership table to mount a credible title challenge in 2017.
The Glamour Boys are currently in fourth spot in the league, although they trail co-leaders SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City by only a single point. Chiefs finished 2016 on a high after they won back-to-back matches, against Polokwane City and Golden Arrows.
Prior to the upturn in their fortunes, pressure had been mounting on coach Steve Komphela after the side had experienced two extended winless streaks that had fans seemingly baying for blood. However, it appears the side from Naturena are now very much in the race for the title.
As such, Motaung has expressed confidence about the year ahead. He told the club’s official website: “We are in a good position this season to fight for the 2016/17 league title. I wish to encourage the team to keep working hard as they showed their potential and will to win the last two games of the year.
“I think we stand a chance to reclaim the league honours, given our current position in the league. We are looking forward to the final stretch of the league marathon. The league is a marathon and we must not tire until the final whistle at the end of the season.”
Amakhosi resume their campaign when they take on Free State Stars on 7 February. The action gets underway from 19:30 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.