Ekstein makes Chiefs promise
Posted: 22 February 2018 Time: 12:00
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Pule Ekstein says he would be embarrassed if Amakhosi finished a third consecutive season without a trophy.
Chiefs have two trophies left this season to compete for – the Absa Premiership and Nedbank Cup – and Ekstein has promised that they will give it their all to ensure that it is not another empty campaign.
After log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns dropped points in a 1-1 draw against Free State Stars last night, Chiefs are fancying their chances of winning the league title. Chiefs are five points behind Sundowns with nine matches to play.
“I would be embarrassed to play for a big team like Chiefs and not win anything. I would not even tell myself that I played for Kaizer Chiefs because I did not win anything,” Ekstein says.
“It’s not right for us not to win anything. I promise that we are going to win something for the team. I want to retire and say that I at least brought something to the chairman and the club,” adds the midfielder, who was watching the Sundowns match last night.
“Yes, I was watching the Sundowns game, but I told myself that we have to do well this coming Saturday. I was happy because the lead is small now, so the league is still on.”
Amakhosi take on Bloemfontein Celtic at FNB Stadium on Saturday (20h15).
“It’s not going to be an easy match. As you know Celtic is always giving us a problem, but we are ready as a team. We have been winning as a team and we will keep on going. I am happy that we are playing well as a team.
“As players we spoke that we have to do well as a team. We can play without winning anything because we have gone two seasons without anything. Our aim is to win the two trophies that are left. We want both of them.”