Absa Premiership

Chiefs are title contenders, says Solinas

Giovanni Solinas (Gallo Images)
Giovanni Solinas (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has insisted that despite their sub-standard start to the Absa Premiership season, the Glamour Boys can win the title.

Amakhosi have picked up just 14 points from their opening 10 league games - the last of which ended in a 1-0 defeat to Polokwane City.

However, the Soweto giants remain just three points behind early frontrunners Wits, although Gavin Hunt's side do have a game in hand.

Last season's title race took many twists and turns before Mamelodi Sundowns eventually claimed glory, and Solinas has predicted that 2018/19 will be no different.

"This season is like last season with the PSL - very balanced," the Italian was quoted as saying by TimesLIVE.

"We need to fight all the way, but the league won't be settled before May. There will be a lot of fighting for the title and lots of fighting to avoid relegation.

"The PSL's level has improved a lot and also the gap between the big and the small clubs has reduced. The league was very short last season and, in my opinion, will be the same again.

"Every club is capable of competing. Of course, this includes Kaizer Chiefs to win the league.

"It doesn't matter that we lost to Polokwane City - it's a pity and we are disappointed - but for the title, Chiefs will be competing."

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