Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has set his sights on closing the gap between Kaizer Chiefs and the top spot in the DStv Premiership standings during the second half of the season.
Kaizer Chiefs currently occupy the fourth position in the log table after 16 matches played and are 16 points behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, albeit with three games in hand over the reigning champions.
The Amakhosi endured a difficult start to the campaign and were disrupted after a Covid-19 outbreak saw the club fail to honour two fixtures, with a determination on those results yet to be made by the league.
However, improved form during the latter stages of the year saw the club improve on its standing in the competition and the team's form has given in-form star, Ngcobo, confidence that Chiefs can close the gap on Sundowns.
"We closed the 2021 calendar on a high as the team," he told the club's media team earlier this week.
"We were working very hard, we were playing for one another and we were helping each other. I think we performed well as a team and we are looking forward to keeping the same tempo and attitude [in the new year].
"...Going forward to the rest of the season, we want to do well as a team. We want to fight and make sure that we win more games. We want to keep going and make sure that we win more games so that we can get closer to No. 1. We just have to work hard."
Scroll through the gallery to see Chiefs' top 10 goalscorers from the 2021 calendar year