'It is just a matter of time' - Dove confident of Chiefs defence

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Edmilson Dove has held his place at the back at Kaizer Chiefs since getting his break
Edmilson Dove has held his place at the back at Kaizer Chiefs since getting his break
Darren Stewart

Edmilson Dove has responded to why Kaizer Chiefs have found themselves in the unfamiliar territory of having one of the weakest defences in the league as they seek to bring their trophy drought to an end.

The Mozambican defender has been part of the defence that has already conceded 15 from 13 matches, which is an area of concern for a club that normally takes pride in keeping it tight at the back.

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Both of Chiefs’ rivals Mamelodi Sundowns (5) and Orlando Pirates (7) – who provide the yardstick for AmaKhosi – have conceded less than half the goals that have gone past any of the three keepers that have been used this season.

So, naturally has been answerable having become a key member at the back since breaking into the starting XI.

"In life, everything is a process, and you learn every day," he responds.

"You are bound to make mistakes now and then, but mistakes can only make you grow, and we have seen growth amongst us.

"We are still gelling and I’m definitely sure that we will get it right as it is just a matter of time.

"The two clean sheets (against AmaZulu and Orlando Pirates) give us a bit of hope that everything that we have been doing is working and we just have to keep working hard as part of the process," says Dove while sharing his thoughts about the trophy chase.

Chiefs have not lifted any silverware since May 2015 and the length of that drought will now stretch into 2023.

"As football players we always want to win trophies and that comes with time.

"Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win, and I think I just want to focus on Kaizer Chiefs.

"I feel like our time is coming.

"We have been working and it is just a matter of time before we bring the silverware to the AmaKhosi nation," says Dove. 

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