Ever Ready Rama: Chiefs Are Still League Contenders
Ramahlwe Mphahlele Says It's Good To Be Back For Kaizer Chiefs
Ramahlwe Mphahlele was happy to get back on the field, playing for Kaizer Chiefs over the weekend. He made his return following a long injury layoff.
The 28-year-old picked up a knee injury back in August that required surgery, and he has spent the last few months making sure that he made a full recovery in order to get back to his best.
Having sat on the bench for the last few games, ‘Rama’ was given a starting berth in the Nedbank Cup, repaying Steve Komphela for his faith by helping them to a 3-0 win over Golden Arrows.
Speaking to Chiefs’ official website after the game, he said, “It felt good to be back. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy as Joseph Molangoane has been in top form.
“Football has taught me so many lessons and one is to be permanently on my toes. I didn’t know beforehand that I would play against Arrows, but a player needs to be ever ready.
“I had to get used to the new formation in the first half, however the coach spoke with me during the half-time break and he gave me the licence to join in attack if that was safe to do so.”
Now, as they turn their attentions to Cape Town City this weekend, Mphahlele knows that they have to win if they’re to keep their title ambitions alive.
He said, “It will be tough, but we need the three points to stay in contention for the league title. We just need to play as a team. We are still very much contenders for the league title.”
Chiefs host City on Saturday night at 20h15.