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In an exclusive interview with Goal, SA football legend Neil Tovey reveals that Chiefs will defend their PSL title, also adding that AmaKhosi fans should be patient with Mphela

By Ernest Makhaya

Former Kaizer Chiefs captain Neil Tovey believes that the AmaKhosi are more than capable of defending their league title without any problems.

Chiefs are top of the PSL log with 43 points from 19 games, opening a nine-point gap between themselves and second placed Mamelodi Sundowns, and Tovey thinks that they need only 15 points from their remaining 11 games to secure the title.

"Chiefs are more than capable of defending their title," Tovey told Goal. "If they keep themselves on the ground, and keep getting results then no one will catch them," he said.

"For now I think they can only beat themselves, now that they already have 43 points. They need to get 15 points from their remaining games to be sure of the title," said Tovey.

The 51-year-old former Bafana skipper doesn't believe that Chiefs' participation in the Caf Champions League could break their momentum in domestic football.

"It's not about depth. In this case Stuart Baxter has instilled a winning mentality to all his players. The likes of Parker, Tshabalala, Musona and Nkhatha have come to the party on so many occasions," he added.

Tovey also touched on the importance of Katlego Mphela in the Chiefs squad, although he believes that 'Killer' will start living up to expectations next season.

"Chiefs did well to get him now, but he needs time to get used to how the team wants him to play. He's a good player, and I think he will familiarize himself with the club during this period. We will see the best of him next season," concluded Tovey.

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