'Chiefs will push Downs to the end'
Posted: 19 February 2018 Time: 08:00
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says his team will have to dig deep to "push Mamelodi Sundowns to the end" in the title race.
Chiefs rose to second on the Absa Premiership table with a 1-0 win over fellow contenders Cape Town City at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.
Amakhosi now trail log leaders Sundowns by four points, but the Brazilians boast a game in hand with 10 matches left for Pitso Mosimane's side.
Orlando Pirates, Free State Stars and Maritzburg United are also in the hunt for the championship crown.
"There are still nine matches to go, which means that there are still a lot of points to play for," Komphela told his club's website.
"This win is a great confidence booster. But to be able to challenge for the league title, we have to dig deep.
"We are looking forward to push[ing] Sundowns to the end."
The Glamour Boys are on a nine-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, as they are also through to the last-16 of the Nedbank Cup where National First Division outfit Stellenbosch FC await.
Komphela is pleased his men, who deservedly edged City via Ryan Moon's fifth goal in six games, are hitting their stride in the business end of the campaign.
"I am happy about hitting this run of form," Komphela said.
"We went in very well in the first half and we could have been 2-0 up at half-time, but that wasn’t the case.
"We needed to sort out some things during the half-time break. Looking at the chances we got, we should have won 3-0. But we appreciate the win and will continue to improve."
Regarding Moon's scoring form, he added: "The guy is ready to pounce at every opportunity that comes his way."