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Shabba: Kaizer Chiefs must up their game to win consistently

10:56 GMT+4 25/01/2017
Siphiwe Tshabalala & Ntsikeleleo Nyauza
Chiefs struggled for consistency in the first half of the season, and even matched their longest winless streak of nine matches in all competitions

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala is already looking forward to the return of the Premier Soccer League season next month.  

The Soweto giants finished 2016 in position four on the log, and are still very much in the race for this season's league title, and Shabba feels sitting right behind fellow title chasers, SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City is not bad at all. 

He said the intention is to start off well in their opening match of the year against Free State Stars on February 7. 

Shabba admitted that there's still plenty of work to do going into the final 15 league games of the season, adding that they will take it one game at a time without putting unnecessary pressure on themselves.

"The journey so far has not been easy but that is how life deals. I am glad to be back and preparing to resume the season along with the Kaizer Chiefs lads," Shabba told his official website.

"We closed off sitting in position four on the league table and that for me is not a bad position to start in going forward. The team just needs to make sure that we head forward with the intent to raise our performance in order to bring in good results," he continued. 

"There’s a lot happening in the team but all is well and we look forward to kick-starting in good shape," added Tshabalala. 

"The team has played 15 matches and have collected 24 points. There is plenty of work to be done but we must keep in mind that Rome was not built in a day. We will take it a game at a time and build on that," he concluded.