Chiefs look like a team that is improving. The positive results have been important as they have boosted the confidence of the team. The only major challenge is to maintain winning football, consistently and throughout the season.
Sundowns are in the CCL final, MTN8 final and are current reigning PSL champions. It Shows that the team is consistent and has quality which is guided by good coaching and management.
Former Captain, Rama Mphahlele, left Downs at the beginning of the season to join Chiefs as a marquee signing. He seems to have reminded his new teammates and coaches that a great team spirit on and off the field and unity are vital to success. Chiefs were successful before his arrival (under Baxter) but later seemed to get things wrong under the tutelage of Khompela after going six matches without a win.
Chiefs' challenge seemed to be a mental one, but their confidence seems to be back after two consecutive wins over Highlands Park and Maritzburg United. Mphahlele will share Downs' recipe for success and his inside info could prove to be the difference.
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*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.