Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has seconded the sentiments of his Mamelodi Sundowns counterpart Rhulani Mokwena that the league race is not over yet.

During the week, Swallows coach Ernst Middendorp was quoted as saying Sundowns have won the DStv Premiership already. But Masandawana coach Mokwena did not want to get carried away and played down the insinuation.

Sundowns are currently top of the log with 14 matches already played. Downs are 10 points above their rivals Kaizer Chiefs.


When asked what his views are, Zwane insists the league will go down to the wire.

“Our focus right now is to look at ourselves and where we can improve,” said Zwane on Thursday.

‘As much as we are trying to kill two or three birds with one stone. But the fact is we need to know what we can achieve first. So far so good, and we don’t want to split our focus.

Kaizer Chiefs players celebrate
Kaizer Chiefs players celebrate

“We will take one game at a time and every game that we play, we play for maximum points and we just hope all these remaining games will be able to grind the results and be up there competing with the best,” he said.

“It’s never going to be an easy one but I believe it’s going to go down to the wire.”

“There are still 16 games to play for but I will talk with Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani (Mokwena), who said the league has never been won in January,” added Zwane.


“To be quite honest when you are building a team we have a lot of youngsters. We have a lot of new players in the setup who need to adjust and adapt to the pressure because as you know with us we have to grind the results.

“At the same time, you have to come up with a plan of making sure that we have the identity. So far so good, I am pleased to be quite honest, the players have responded positively, although it is going to be a long journey at the end of the day you can see the results,” Zwanw said.

“Although sometimes they were blowing hot and cold, I am just glad that we have seen a lot of positives.”

Chiefs will take on Sekhukhune United at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening.

By Khotso Ramalatswa 


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