Kaizer Chiefs Mlmidfielder George Maluleka was one of the few who were part of the Amakhosi outfit who won the Q1 in 2014/2015 and later went on to lift the title.
This season, Chiefs have successfully won the Q1 amd Mido says the team is very much motivated after the R1.5 million prize but they aren’t getting ahead of themselves
“Yes I think it’s very important to start off on a good note,and winning the Q1 is obviously one of those,” said Maluleka.
“It’s a very good confidence booster for the team and what that does it actually makes the guys even want it more because it puts you in a position whereby you stand a chance of actually winning the league,so you win Q1 – you win Q2 , you are in an even better position you know so the boys want that and we’ve shown in the Q1 and there’s a big possibility that for the second one as well.
“But we are not getting ahead of ourselves we taking it one game at a time and that process starts now this Saturday against Bloemfontein Celtic.”
The 30-year-old also pointed out some similarities to the side that lifted the title 4 years ago.
“Yes a lot of similarities I think,if you look at the games and score lines they’ve been a couple of results we’ve won 1-0…2-1 very close ones but we’ve been able to contain the opponents ,also the clean sheets as well very important factors.”
Regardless of the result in the remaining encounters against Celtic and Maritzburg United Amakhosi will go into the Christmas break top of the table.
By Amahle Siphungu