Despite an inconsistent first half of the season, the Glamour Boys notched up two wins at the end of 2016 to enter the mid-season break in fourth spot on the league table, just a point behind table-toppers SuperSport United who have played a game less.
Motaung believes the team has moved on from last season’s disappointments, and are ready to mount a serious league challenge.
“We finished the 2015/16 league season on a low after going through changes in key areas of the team,” Motaung tells his club’s website. “We moved on though, and we are still going through a phase of getting the team back to winning consistently. We are in a good position this season to fight for the 2016/17 league title.
“I wish to encourage the team to keep working hard as they showed their potential and will to win the last two games of the year. I think we stand a chance to reclaim the league honours, given our current position in the league."
The Chiefs chairman says the side are looking forward to the second half of the season, before thanking fans for their continued support.
“We are looking forward to the final stretch of the league marathon,” he continued. “We have been encouraged by the support at our matches and I would like to thank our supporters for their continued faith in this colossal brand. The league is a marathon and we must not tire until the final whistle at the end of the season.”
Chiefs kick-start their 2017 with a league fixture against Free State Stars on 7 February.