DURBAN – Kaizer Chiefs sent a statement of intent to their adversaries in the title race on Saturday evening as they came from behind to dispatch Bloemfontein Celtic 5-3 in an eight goal thriller at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
It was goal galore in Durban as the spectacle produced eight goals in total. The atmosphere at Mabhida was electric and exuberant, with the majority in the stands Chiefs faithful, as expected.
Chiefs had to come back on three occasions in 90 minutes. They showed character and they did not show any sign of succumbing to the pressure. Everytime they trailed, they found a way to come back.
It might be still too early, but Ernst Middendorp's men are showing their title credentials. Amakhosi mean business this season, and what they are basically saying to their rivals is, "catch us if you can."
It was not the first time they had to come back from behind to win this season. They also did so against Highlands Park and Cape Town City. The Glamour Boys are now 10-points ahead of Supersport United who are second on the log. Chiefs have now notched up nine wins on the trot in the league. Right now, they are unstoppable. Celtic started on the front foot.