Hunt Targets Top Five
Fresh from a five day rest, CAF Champions League quarterfinalists Kaizer Chiefs are back in the hunt to salvage their DStv Premiership season. The club’s coach believes the Soweto based team can finish as high as fifth on the log.
“We’ve got nine games left. We need to get ourselves up there into the top five. I believe we can. There’s no doubt about it,” said Gavin Hunt after putting the players through their paces on Tuesday.
There is a 12 point gap between Kaizer Chiefs and fifth placed Moroka Swallows, with the Dube Birds having played a game more than the Amakhosi. A win against seventh placed Cape Town City would certainly eat into that gap.
“We need to start this Wednesday against Cape Town City. They are one of the best teams in the league, but we have to do the job,” noted Hunt.
The job will be made easier with the news that striker Leornado Castro is back after a nose injury. According to Hunt, a bit more composure than what the team showed the last time the two sides would also help in getting the job done.
“When we played them in Cape Town in January, we got two goals up early and then we started to give the ball away. A bit of slackness and nerves set in. We won, but it was not pretty at the end,” reminisced the Chiefs coach.
Chiefs are on a pretty solid run of form, having not tasted defeat in their last 11 games across all competitions.
“We need to keep trying to build on the momentum. I think from where we were, we have come around a little bit. We can talk all day, but results are the bottom line,” stressed Hunt in an interview with Kaizer Chiefs’ official website.
Results are what the club need if they are to make that top five finish.