Head coach Steve Komphela of Kaizer Chiefs during Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium ,Johannesburg South Africa on 21 October 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix
Monday Feb 19, 2018. 09:30
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela believes his team can challenge Mamelodi Sundowns for the Absa Premiership, but knows they’ll have to “dig deep”.
Chiefs are up to second on the log table after Saturday night’s 1-0 win over Cape Town City, with striker Ryan Moon continuing his scoring form by netting the only goal.
Log leaders Sundowns hold a four-point lead and have a game in hand over their rivals, but Komphela reckons there still a long way to run in the title race.
"There are still nine matches to go, which means that there are still a lot of points to play for," Komphela told his club's website.
"This win is a great confidence booster. But to be able to challenge for the league title, we have to dig deep.
"We are looking forward to push Sundowns to the end."
The Amakhosi have gone nine matches without defeat across all competitions.
"I am happy about hitting this run of form," Komphela added.
"We went in very well in the first half and we could have been 2-0 up at half-time, but that wasn’t the case.
"We needed to sort out some things during the half-time break. Looking at the chances we got, we should have won 3-0. But we appreciate the win and will continue to improve."