Kaizer Chiefs’ desire to end their longest ever trophy wait has pumped up their hopes of lifting one of the two trophies left for them to play this season.
Chiefs are without silverware since May 2015 when they won the league under Stuart Baxter before he left and have come stuck under Steve Komphela, Giovanni Solinas, Ernst Middendorp and Gavin Hunt since then.
Baxter has since returned and with the Nedbank Cup and league still to play they are hopeful of returning to the familiar of winning trophies.
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While their fate in the Nedbank Cup is in their hands with a date against TS Galaxy lined up in the last 32, they face a mammoth task in the league sitting 16 points behind Mamelodi Sundowns with two of their games hanging after they failed to honour them last month.
The PSL has since charged AmaKhosi with the hearing set for January 21.
"We take one game at a time and obviously we are a team that needs to grind results," points out Arthur Zwane, the Chiefs assistant coach.
"We are hoping and wishing that we go as far as we want to in the cup and be in the final and bring it home. Why not? That is our aim. In the league, we will push as well so that the results can be in favour of us, and get come the end of the season competing for the number one spot.
"That is the ultimate goal for us. It looks like it is out of reach, but we still believe that anything can happen because this is football. It is never over until the fat lady sings," says Zwane.
Chiefs are already back at training after the festive break with Samir Nurkovic and Lebogang Manyama working their ways from injury.
"It has been six days of training now and the boys look good even those coming back from injuries like Samir who is coming up well. Lebo (Manyama) also looks good. From the sessions the boys have responded positively, and we are looking forward to the game and we will be in camp for about 11-12 days and take it from there," he says.