Khune makes admission in title race


Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has every belief that can go all the way in the Absa Premiership title race, given a key advantage within their squad.

Chiefs are 11 games away from their first league championship since 2015 as they currently lead the log standings by nine points over second-placed Orlando Pirates.

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Though it is still early days, talk of the title amongst the Amakhosi faithful is growing with each passing game, as the team continues to collect points.

Realistically, it is still anyone’s race between the top five teams, which include Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits.

Khune, meanwhile, has acknowledgesd the talk on the streets but insists they cannot get too far ahead of themselves, while he also believes the experience of some of the senior players will be vital for the squad when the battle reaches fever pitch.

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“I think for now, we’re not really focussing on lifting the trophy; we’re focussed on winning our matches,” said Khune.

“And fans have the right to say we are on the verge of winning it but we cannot dispute that, we will make sure we work hard on the field so that we deliver for them. For now, we just have to take it one game as it comes.

“But we also have players that have won the championship before – [Willard] Katsande, [George] Maluleka, [Bernard] Parker – and that experience will help the young ones to achieve the title at the end of the season. It’s just very important that we keep our feet firmly on the ground.”

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