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Sithebe Aims For CAF Spot With Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe says they are not giving up their persuit to qualify for CAF inter-club competitions.

Amakhosi find themselves in eigth with 30 points after 23 matches. They are on a four-match winless run after losing back-to-back against Stellenbosch FC and Chippa United, drawing with Cape Town City and losing to Orlando Pirates.

Sithebe has been struggling with game-time at the club since the start of the season. He made his first appearance against Cape Town City in a 0-0 draw and since then he never looked back as he played against Stellies and the Chilli Boys.

“We are concerned, especially when we look at some of the games where we made a lot of opportunities but the ball just wasn’t going into the net,” Sithebe told Chiefs website.

“As players, we need to pull up our socks and keep working as hard as we can in the remaining games.

“They are near the bottom of the log and fighting for their survival, so it’s going to be a hard match, but we need those points just as much and therefore we will be going all out to beat them.

“We want to first secure our place in the top eight, but we want more than that. We still want to qualify for a CAF competition next season.

“After the disappointing recent results, it’s important for us to give the fans something to enjoy because they always support us even when we have not been winning our games.”

After a 14-day break, Chiefs will return to action on Sunday when they will face struggling Richards Bay in Durban.

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.