Mosimane unfazed by Chiefs early form


Chiefs have been quickest out of the blocks this season and are already 10 points ahead of Sundowns with only a third of the season played.

With the defending league champions’ next Absa Premiership match, following tomorrow’s game at home to Mpumalanga Black Aces, being against Amakhosi on November 22 at the FNB Stadium, the subject of Chiefs’ runaway start will become of interest to the Ka Bo Yellow nation.

“We are in this marathon and we are not even halfway. What is important for us is to maintain consistency, remain focused and see how we need to improve… We are two points behind what we had achieved at this stage last season, and last season we finished with 65 points.

“Since we are two points behind, we need to recover those two points. If the league goes to 70 points then I don’t know, maybe [I should stress],” Mosimane tells, evidently confident that Chiefs will definitely not maintain the pace that they have set this season.

Sundowns’ tally of 65 points last season – which they achieved after winning 10 league games in a row in the home stretch – was the highest that has ever been achieved by any team, with 62 points usually a title winning total.

The actual average title winning points tally, since the PSL became a 16-team league back in 2002, stands between 59-60 points, and with Chiefs having already bagged 25 points it will be interesting to see when and how they get to that “title winning” mark.

Mosimane is aware of all the arithmetic involved in winning the league, and is mindful only of his own team.

“We are competing with ourselves, but we understand that there are other teams around and we respect them, but I will not comment about them,” says ‘Jingles’, whose side came from behind to win the league last season.