Tau: Chiefs' sights firmly set on league title

“It’s far from over and we are not just competing for the sake of competing, our sights are firmly set on the league title,” said Kaizer Chiefs captain Jimmy Tau ahead of their Absa Premiership clash with Bidvest Wits on Saturday night.

“It’s quite close at the top and teams will drop points,” he said with reference to the top three teams. SuperSport United have 46 points, Orlando Pirates in second place have six less, Mamelodi Sundowns are third with 38 and Chiefs in fourth are a point behind the Brazilians.

“Anything can happen and it’s been proven in previous seasons that the league is not won until the last match. It looks like the league is heading that way again and it’s exciting times for the supporters,” added Tau.

The Amakhosi take on the sixth-placed Wits and a Chiefs win could move them up to second place—depending on other results—and Tau is confident his team can do it.

“Wits are a good side and we know what they’ll bring on Saturday,” he said.
“It’s not going to be easy and at this stage of the league nothing is. We are ready and gunning for three points,” the right-back said confidently.

Tau, though, was reluctant to single out specific players from Wits who would pose a threat to his side’s backline. The Kimberley native will come up against the likes of speedy wingers Calvin Sosibo and Bruin Senokoane.

“They’re an effective unit and if we give special attention to a specific player then it would be to our detriment. They defend well and have really good defenders and their midfielders are solid too.”

The match kicks off at 8.15pm at the Super Stadium in Atteridgeville.—Sapa

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