Shabba: I can still improve


Chiefs are currently third on the Absa Premiership standings, five points behind front-runners Bidvest Wits, and clash with Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr Molemela Stadium this evening (19h30).

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They have struggled for consistency from their frontline this season, with Bernard Parker and Tshabalala being their only firing attackers in the league.

Tshabalala, who picked up the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award earlier this week, admits he can still improve in terms of his personal contribution but emphasises the importance of the team's aspirations at this stage of the campaign.

"I'm happy with my contribution. In terms of scoring goals I'm currently sitting on five – I'm happy but I still feel that I can do better," admitted Tshabalala.

"As for assists as well, last season I had 14 and this season I'm sitting on three, so I can still improve.

"But what matters most now, because it's a crucial time [of the season] – it's more of a final lap, I want to contribute not only for myself but to add value and benefit the team."

After a stuttering start to the campaign, Steve Komphela managed to steady the Amakhosi ship as they are now on an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions, and still have a shot at picking up the Nedbank Cup trophy.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Mosimane, meanwhile, has tipped the Naturena-based side, along with Cape Town City, as 'favourites' to go all the way in the league title race.

'Shabba', though, says they are refusing to get ahead of themselves based on others' opinions, as they look to take each game as it comes and focus on their own objectives.

"We are a big team, and a quality team, and we are a work in progress. We've had a great run thus far and we're looking at maintaining that, obviously taking it one game at a time," he added.

"Certainly one cannot be in control of what other people are saying, but we have a responsibility as a team and there are objectives which we have to focus on and move forward, and I think we are getting there, we are on the right track."

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