Solinas: The gap has closed

Posted: 13 October 2018 Time: 20:00

Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas reckons the Absa Premiership title race will go down to the wire given the competitiveness of the South African topflight. 

READ: Solinas: We are Kaizer Chiefs

The former Free State Stars tactician shared the view after Amakhosi's four-match unbeaten streak was ended with a surprise 1-0 loss to Polokwane City at Moses Mabhida Stadium last weekend.

Chiefs, who are third on the table with 14 points from 10 games, had to stage the match behind closed doors as punishment for the fan riot that erupted at the venue in April following the club's Nedbank Cup semi-final loss to Stars.

"In my opinion, this is like last season, the PSL is balanced," said Solinas, who arrived at Naturena in the off-season.

"We need to keep on fighting and I think up until May we have to be fighting for the title, fighting for the relegation because the level of the PSL is improving and is much better. Also the gap between the big and small clubs has been reduced.

"Last season, the [gap between teams on the] log table was small and this season in my opinion it will be the same.

"Everyone is fighting; everyone can compete. Also Kaizer Chiefs are competing to win the league.

“It doesn't matter if on Saturday we lost, not that it's not important. Yes, it is a pity to lose the points. But, for the title, Kaizer Chiefs is also competing," concluded the Italian.

The Glamour Boys trail log leaders Bidvest Wits by three points, having played an extra match.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala

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