Hunt accepts strict Chiefs mandate

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has issued a strict mandate for where the team needs to end on the DStv Premiership log standings this season.

Chiefs are currently in ninth position on the Premiership table having won just five of their 19 matches and accumulating 23 points so far, with one game in hand.

Given their dreadful form this season, expectations are at an all-time low from supporters and critics alike, with some even willing to accept relegation survival.

However, following their revitalising Soweto Derby victory prior to the international break, Amakhosi have renewed hope of a top-eight finish and Hunt has accepted that this is non-negotiable.

"It's got to be [the minimum target], that's got to be a given. We've got to get there. It's going to be a big ask but once we get this [busy] program out the way and everything around, we can obviously try and focus," Hunt told reporters.

"But we've got some big games coming up against people around and beneath us [on the log], and we've got a bit of a run going now – a couple of games unbeaten, which is the most important thing. But we need to turn the draws into victories."

Chiefs are currently on a four-match unbeaten run across all competitions, including two wins and two draws, though they have won just one of their previous seven league tests.

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