Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane admits they have made things harder for themselves in their quest to secure CAF Champions League football next season.
Amakhosi are two points behind third-placed SuperSport United and second-placed Orlando Pirates – who now occupy the Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup spots respectively.
Kaizer Chiefs had enjoyed a five match winning streak an achievement last made by former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp it was the first time this season the Club enjoyed that type of form however it came to an end when they failed to get maximum points again Marumo Gallants as an equaliser from Ranga Chivaviro denied Amakhosi 3 points on the day.
This after their 1-1 draw against Gallants on Saturday evening, where a defensive lapse of concentration saw Ranga Chivaviro secure a point for the visitors by canceling out Ashley du Preez’ early opener.
“Look there’s five more games, there’s a lot to play for, anything can happen – there’s a lot of teams fighting to avoid relegation, teams that want to be in the top-eight so there’s no easy games for anyone,” Zwane said in the post-match press conference at FNB Stadium.
“Ya, we could have grabbed maximum points from this one, it’s one of those, we just have to go back and prepare ourselves for the next one – which will be after the cup game, so yeah, we won’t give up, this is football and you sometimes find yourself in this situation.
“We always put ourselves in this situation where we could have made it much better for us – it’s all up to us, we need to play SuperSport, it’s a game of football and we can do better. It will test our character from now on going forward.”
Chiefs now turn their attention to the Nedbank Cup quarter-final against Royal AM at Chatsworth Stadium next weekend – before an away trip to in-form Sekhukhune United.
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