One of the primary objectives for Kaizer Chiefs DStv Diski Challenge coach Vela Khumalo is to ensure the club challenge for the league title this season.
In nine years of the Diski Challenge, Amakhosi have never won the Diski Challenge league. The team players have only laid their hands in the Diski Shield [top eight] competition twice in 2018 and 2022.
This season, on paper Amakhosi are among the favourites to clinch the title based on experience.
Coach Khumalo also vowed that they will fight tooth and nail for the title, while admitting that consistency would be vital for them to achieve that feat.
“To be honest with you this season is open. We want to give our best [to try and win the league title],” affirmed Khumalo.
“To be honest, it is a work in progress. Remember, for this progression we said it is a cycle of five years and it has been proven by SuperSport United [the reigning Diski Challenge champions].
Khumalo continued on: “SuperSport had players until they won the league, so we have started already, and we are in our third season now [with the same group of players]. It looks very open [for us to win this seasons Diski Challenge] so we want to give our best shot.”
In the past, Amakhosi have never posed any danger in the title race. However, they are among the teams who have promoted the most players from the Diski Challenge to the first team and some went all the way to join overseas clubs'.
After three matches of the new campaign Chiefs are fourth in the log with seven points gathered from two victories and a draw.
They are two points behind early pacesetters Royal AM [in position one] and Sekhukhune United [in second place] who are yet to taste a defeat this season.
Orlando Pirates are in the third spot withRead on supersport.com