Daniel Cardoso calls on PSL strikers to step up
Posted: 2 December 2017 Time: 13:00
Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has stressed the need to start stringing together victories as the pace of the league front-runners lumber, while challenging strikers to step up.
Baroka continue to lead the Absa Premiership log standings despite their waddling form, having failed to register a victory in their last five league outings.
As if that is not baffling enough, the Limpopo-based side have managed just four wins in 12 matches thus far, and are only 10 points away from bottom-placed Bidvest Wits.
“Look, it’s a funny situation,” admitted Cardoso on Friday. “Baroka are leading the table but they haven’t won in five games, and that just shows the league is very tight, especially with all the draws that have happened over the last week.”
Amakhosi too have registered just one win in their last league five clashes, and the 28-year-old centre-back feels now is the time to pick up points in order to catapult themselves from sixth place and stake their claim for their first title in three seasons.
“For ourselves, we just need to get a win because these draws are catching up with us and it’s looking the same as last season. We don’t want to get too many draws, we need to start collecting points,” he added.
In the last 15 league games a mere three teams registered victories, while six ended scoreless and three were four-goal, thrilling draws.
“If you look at it, most of the draws lately have been 0-0, which shows that we need strikers in South Africa. A lot of people have been speaking about it, if someone can put up their hand and start scoring goals then it’s going to be a big thing,” said the ex-Free State Stars fullback.
“14 out of 16 games were draws, and we saw some of the teams coming back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2, so it also shows we need to tighten up at the back and start scoring up front with the strikers.”