Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has admitted that his side are out of the title race following a defeat against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday evening, 21 January in DStv Premiership game at FNB Stadium.
The narrow one-nil victory at home saw Amakhosi suffer their third consecutive league match, whilst the Tshwane outfit stretched their winning run to 12 games, a new record in the PSL era.
The gap between both sides is now 22 points, with Sundowns on 46 points, while Amakhosi are further away on 22.
Zwane, therefore, stated that Chiefs will try settling for the second spot because the goal is attainable and achievable.
Zwane wants to finish second because it will give them with an opportunity to play continental football next season.
“We’ll push for the second spot if we can’t get anything, I think the second spot is realistic,” Zwane told the media.
“We really want to go and play in the [CAF] Champions League next season. I’ve tasted it when I was part of the team as an assistant coach, it was two seasons ago.
“I want to go back there, I think that would help our boys grow, to know how it’s like to compete at that level. Some of these players must come back and represent the country and international level.”
With Chiefs out of the title race, their last chance to win a silverware this season is in the Nedbank Cup.
Therefore, Zwane stated that they will give their best shot to ensure they bring it home and end the eight-year trophy drought.
“The team hasn’t been winning cups for many many years and in the Nedbank [Cup] we’ll give our utmost best to make sure that we go all the way and win it if we can,” he added.