• Chiefs boss not interested in title race

    Ernst Middendorp coach of Kaizer Chiefs

    Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has admitted that he isn’t interested in the Absa Premiership title race and is instead focused on the Nedbank Cup final.

    Chiefs’ arch rivals Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are the two teams currently looking most likely to lift the Absa Premiership come May with Amakhosi sitting way adrift in seventh place.

    Middendorp’s chargers were mathematically ruled out of the race a couple of weeks ago and thus the German tactician has insisted that he only has one focus and that is the upcoming Nedbank Cup final on the 18th of May.

    ‘I’m really not interested at all to make a comment on who is making the race on the title. I have only one focus – that’s the 18th of May, and we have to also collect maximum points [before then],’ said Middendorp.

    ‘The rest should be discussed on your side. Good luck to whoever will be champions in the end of the season, I congratulate each and everybody. Let them fight and that’s it.’

    Chiefs are next in action over the weekend as the travel to the Peter Mokaba Stadium to face Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday evening.

    Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

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