Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football writer
1 minute read
7 Nov 2019
1:33 pm

Chiefs not getting carried away by seven point lead

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Kaizer Chiefs opened a seven point gap atop the Absa Premiership standings but coach Ernst Middendorp says it means nothing as they still have a long way to go.

Ernst Middendorp, former head coach of Kaizer Chiefs (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Amakhosi beat a hapless Chippa United 2-0 courtesy of Dumisani Zuma’s brace and with Mamelodi Sundowns held to a draw at Baroka, the Naturena side pulled away from their closest rivals in the league race this season.

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“I’m not really interested in that (talking about the lead), we haven’t even reached half of the season yet and there is a long, long way to go,” he said.

Middendorp then took a veiled jab at Pitso Mosimane and Rulani Mokwena for their recent utterances.

“We don’t look at us – I don’t talk about how tactically superior somebody is and how somebody is painting some pictures or painting out of the renaissance or talking about a Spanish painter or Italian artist.

“I look into the game and figure out what’s good for us to make the points. Now is a crucial moment for us to find the right combination for the weekend’s game. I know that Wits have a lot of games in hand and other teams behind us have games in hand. So at this moment I don’t use mathematics too much. Some say don’t celebrate too much, don’t get disappointed too much at this point of the season,” he said.

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