Kaizer Chiefs who for the most part of this campaign has had everything to play for. The AmaKhosi had seemed to have run away with the domestic league after dominating the first half of the season. The Soweto Giants played in the Caf Champions League, squaring off against the best sides on the African continent.
Chiefs also featured in the Caf Confederations Cup and are still participants in the prestigious Nedbank Cup.
However, as the season reaches its business end, the AmaKhosi find themselves swimming in deep waters. Chiefs have since been knocked out of the Caf Champions League as well as the Caf Confederation Cup. They have also lost valuable points in the domestic league, and now find themselves in second position on the PSL table, trailing Mamelodi Sundowns by five points with a game in hand.
Although, all is not lost as Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela told the clubs website that his side can still bring home some silverware, in the form of the Nedbank Cup and optimistically the league title.
“We have to win something to show for the effort we have put in this season,” said the former Getafe player.
“We are grateful to be where we are at the moment. As you can see we are involved in the race for the league title as well as the Nedbank Cup,” added Masilela.
They are scheduled to play this coming Saturday in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals against a phenomenal Bidvest Wits side. While on Wednesday evening, they clash with a desperate Free State Stars side in their next domestic league encounter.
“People have the right of opinion to suggest that the Championship is out of our hands,” said Masilela.
“We, as players are not listening to that talk. Our task is to prepare well and make sure we win our remaining games of the season.
“We are highly motivated to be involved in the two remaining competitions.
“We cannot go a season without a trophy at Chiefs and the players are well aware of that. We are extra motivated,” he added.