Mendu urges Chiefs to clinch CAF CL spot


Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Jabulani Mendu has encouraged the Soweto giants to clinch a CAF Champions League place after their impressive win over Chippa United on Saturday.

Chiefs sealed a scintillating 3-1 turnaround win at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to stay in contention to finish in second place behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

"At this stage, it's about making sure they grab that CAF Champions League spot," Mendu tells KickOff.

"Because if we can look at the performance, it's too late for that, I mean how many games are left before the season ends.

"I'm just happy they collected three points which was important for them because Royal AM are showing no signs of slowing down.

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"I think what's important right now is they need to remind themselves, 'Guys it doesn't matter how you play as long as we collect the three points, we are going to fix everything next season.

"This season it didn't work out but let's make sure we get a spot in the Champions League."

"On whether they should change the technical team or not, unfortunately, that's not in my control.

"But if Chiefs, Sundowns, Pirates are playing Champions League football, even the national team will be strong.

"Let's be honest, Spain won the 2010 World Cup with Real Madrid and Barcelona players.

"If Chiefs, Pirates, Sundowns are doing well that means our national team is going to do well.

"The national team needs Chiefs in the Champions League.

"It's not how you start, but it's how you finish."

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