Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele wants his side to push harder in their remaining games to better their position on the Absa Premiership table, while also sealing their place at the Caf Confederation Cup.
The Glamour Boys recently booked their place in the Nedbank Cup semi-final after claiming a 2-0 victory over Cape Town City in the quarter-final of the tournament.
However, they will now turn their attention back to the PSL when they play host to Baroka over the weekend.
Amakhosi are currently placed seventh in the league standings with 36 points from 24 games, eight points adrift of log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, with just six games remaining until the end of the season.
Mphahlele is keen to help Chiefs end their trophy drought by lifting the Nedbank Cup trophy, while also helping them qualify for continental football.
‘I’m sure if we push hard in these remaining games, as well as the Nedbank Cup games, we have a chance of finishing in a better position,’ Mphahlele told the media.
‘That’s what we will do, and obviously we want to win the Nedbank – it’s not a secret. We’ll do everything in our power to win it and, if we win it, we go to Africa [Caf Confederation Cup]. If we finish better in the league, we still go to Africa and that’s what we want.
He added: ‘Better is [number] one, of course. It would be great if we win the league. I don’t really want to dwell much on the league issue. Like I said, we want to push in the remaining games and see where we end.
‘If we push hard enough in the remaining games and win them, or draw or whatever, wherever we’re going to end up – that, for us, will be better because we actually pushed hard and didn’t lose games.’
Kaizer Chiefs will next welcome Baroka to the FNB Stadium when the two sides lock horns in the Absa Premiership on Saturday, with kick-off set for 6pm.
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