Nange hopeful of Chiefs' CAF qualification


Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Phathutshedzo Nange is not giving up hope on the club securing continental football for next season.

Chiefs currently occupy fourth position in the DStv Premiership standings and will face relegation-threatened Soweto rivals Swallows FC in their final fixture of the campaign this weekend.

The Amakhosi are three points behind second-placed Cape Town City, who have a derby against Stellenbosch FC and level on points with Royal AM, who have two tricky fixtures against Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns ahead.

As a result, Arthur Zwane's side needs to win that fixture and hope that results elsewhere go their way in order for the club to secure qualification to either the CAF Champions League or CAF Confederation Cup for next season.

Despite the obvious challenge in achieving that goal, Chiefs midfielder Phathutshedzo Nange remains hopeful that the club will secure continental qualification.

"I'm only looking at us, looking at us as a team," Nange told the club's website. "It's everyone's dream to play in the CAF Champions League and in CAF competitions and to do well.

"We still remember the team recently going to the CAF Champions League final against Al Ahly and what a great achievement that was for the club and we want to get back there and ensure we do well at CAF again.

"But for now, we just want to do our best in the last game and finish the season on a high note with three points. That's what we want, to win the game, and we will see what will happen after that."