Defending league and cup kings Chiefs are fifth on the 16-team log with 11 points after six games behind the other top teams, including leaders SuperSport United, only on an inferior goal difference, after the Amakhosi drew their fifth league game 0-0 away at Bloemfontein Celtic.
However, the Warriors striker believed that it was too early for supporters to start dropping their heads, as the Naturena giants could still rise and reclaim their glory.
Despite having won two pre-season trophies, Chiefs have already missed out on the first major knockout tournament, the MTN8 Trophy, won by last season’s league and Cup runners-up, Platinum Stars at the weekend.
Alarm bells were therefore ringing that the side, who did not buy many players at the end of last season, could be running out of steam early in the season, despite having highly-rated returnee Zimbabwean striker Knowledge Musona in their ranks.
“We knew it was always going to be a challenge to go to Bloemfontein and win for the third time in a row and things did not go our way that evening. The ball was bouncing all over the place because of the bad pitch,” said Nkhatha.
“We are not dropping our heads yet, we know that we have to go back to the drawing board and work on our shortfalls. Everything starts at training, and together with our technical team, we will work around the clock to make sure we are ready to return to winning ways.”Post published in: Football