Kaizer Chiefs focussing on the mind more than the body in the final straight

Johannesburg – With only two matches remaining before the extraordinary Absa Premiership season concludes, there is still no champion and there’s a palpable sense of anticipation among the fans whose clubs are in the title race.

Kaizer Chiefs are holding on by a thread at the top of the table at with 53 points after 28 games, but Mamelodi Sundowns are neck-and-neck with Amakhosi. The Brazilians are, however, second by virtue of an inferior goal difference.

Tonight Chiefs have a date with Chippa United at Orlando Stadium at 6pm, while Sundowns are pitted against Polokwane at Loftus Stadium at the same time.

Chiefs veteran forward Bernard Parker said that Amakhosi had worked diligently on the psychological side of things.

“Our preparation has been more mental than physical.

“Preparations have been good in terms of us recuperating and tuning our minds into a more positive approach going into our next match,”

Chiefs suffered a major blow in their previous encounter as they lost the match at the death against Bidvest Wits.

“We are well aware that expectations are high.

Everyone who has their whole heart at the club – those that truly support us – want us to deliver the title, said Parker.

“That is the goal. It is all about the 50th anniversary celebration and the legacy that the chairman and the players before us have laid.

“We have to carry on the pattern as players. We’ve come together, we’ve been praying. We’ve been connecting energetically among ourselves,” said Parker.


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