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Ramahlwe Mphahlele admits league title is one step too far for Kaizer Chiefs

18:53 GMT+4 07/03/2019
Kaizer Chiefs Ramahlwe Mphahlele, February 2019
The 29-year-old, who won the PSL title with Sundowns, stated that Amakhosi are keen to finish in a respectable position

Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele feels that they are out of the running for this season's Premier Soccer League (PSL) title.

The Soweto giants are currently placed seventh on the league standings - eight points behind the leaders, Orlando Pirates, but the former have a game in hand.

“We speak one language as a team and obviously we will try and win the games that are remaining and see where we end up," Mphahlele was quoted as saying by The Citizen.

The South Africa international stated that they will push for a top three finish and qualify for either the Caf Champions League or Caf Confederation Cup.

"I don’t think we still have a chance to win or compete for the league (title), but we still want to finish on a good note and see where we can end up. Maybe we can get a Confederation Cup spot… that is still possible,” he continued.

Mphahlele went on to explain that the PSL title race is still wide open with defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns placed third on the league standings and they are only behind Pirates on goal-difference.

“It is very tight at the top. There is a lot of stress and pressure (for those at the top). All the teams are feeling the pressure,'" he said.

"You can see with (Mamelodi) Sundowns dropping points and (Orlando) Pirates against Celtic where they almost lost the three points. Cape Town City are creeping in and there is still Wits who you can’t write off," he continued.

'It’s too early to say (who will win it) because the way the log is at the top… It can still go to Cape Town, it can go to Pretoria or it can come to Johannesburg,” he concluded.