Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs legend Pollen Ndlanya reckons Amakhosi have every right to be optimistic about their Absa Premiership title chances this season.
The Naturena outfit have pulled away from the rest of the field and enjoy a 10-point lead over second-placed SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns after playing 12 games.
Ndlanya admits that the season is far from over and that Chiefs will need to keep their momentum going, but believes they have what it takes to go all the way and bring an end to their four-year trophy drought.
"If you want to win the league, you have to collect points as early as possible. Chiefs have achieved that so far," said Ndlanya, according to IOL.
"When it gets tougher in the second round, chances are that they won't feel it. They are consistent and their strikers are scoring goals. I see no reason why they can't finish on top of the log.
"Chiefs have the upper hand at this stage. They are playing as a team and there's also competition among the players. They don't win games with just the starting line up but they also have players who can come off the bench and change the complexion of the game. That is depth.
"Obviously, the league is a marathon and Chiefs have to maintain their form throughout the season. They will also face difficult times but for now they are consistent and getting the points. I believe they will keep doing well until the end."
- TeamTalk Media