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Siphiwe Tshabalala calls for ruthless Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 12 September 2017 Time: 13:20

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala says they need to be ruthless in front of goal and concede less at the back this season.

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Chiefs were the lowest scoring team in the top five last term with 39 league goals. And it’s been a difficult start to the new season for Amakhosi, who are still searching for their first victory.

Their third Absa Premiership match of the campaign sees them travelling to the Mother City to take on Benni McCarthy’s in-form Cape Town City side on Wednesday (19h30).

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“We need to be ruthless and convert those chances. We play good football, but if you play good football and don’t win games, then there’s no justice there. We had a bad season and learnt the hard way last season, so we need to convert chances and score as many goals as we can,” Tshabalala said in the September issue of KICK OFF Magazine.

Chiefs conceded 28 goals in 30 league matches last season, something they would like to improve on this term. It will not be easy for them at the back, however, following the news that Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Tsepo Masilela have been ruled out for the rest of the year with injuries.

“Also, we need to concede less at the back. We need to have a strong defense. As they say, a strong attack wins you games and a strong defense wins you championships,” Tshabalala said.

Tshabalala believes in the signings Chiefs have made, but stressed the importance of playing as a team.

“We have a good team. We have good signings and there’s good competition, but we must play as team.”

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