Middendorp still hopeful of title win, says top teams must still meet
Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Ernst Middendorp, still believes that Amakhosi can win the Absa Premiership title, adding that Bidvest Wits, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are still to meet.
Chiefs are currently coming off a 1-1 draw with SuperSport United last week, which has left them on seventh place, with seven points off leaders Sundowns and six more games to play.
“I said if we won [on Friday] it would have been a chance to get closer, but you know at the same time that Orlando Pirates is going to play Black Leopards [next week Friday, March 29] – they’re not winning there easily,” Middendorp said to Kick Off.
The 60-year-old proceeded to point out that the top three clubs are still to take points off each other in the final six games of the term.
“Orlando Pirates must also still play Bidvest [Wits] and, if I’m not mistaken, they still play Sundowns before the end of the season. So, they [title rivals] still have to play each other.
“We [Chiefs and SuperSport], as two teams sitting a little bit behind, played to a draw but at the same time, if they deliver draws and we’re able to win our games, that’s good.
Amakhosi also have a Nedbank Cup quarter-final meeting with Cape Town City at the end of the month.
“But, let’s wait and see. Actually, we look from game-to-game and our next big target now, of course, is the cup game on March 31, to do everything to be well prepared to bring a performance and be successful,” Middendorp concluded.