Arthur Zwane, Kaizer Chiefs Diski Challenge team coach, says the current season has been closely contested. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

DURBAN - Kaizer Chiefs coach, Arthur Zwane, has predicted that the challenge for honours in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge will go down to the wire.

Cape Town City dethroned AmaZulu at the summit of the table this past weekend after earning a 2-1 victory against Usuthu at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont.  The Citizens top of the table with 12 points after five games, but all teams in the top 11 can still challenge for honours.

Zwane believes the winner will be decided on the last day of the season, in February.  “We are six points behind. Six points is nothing. This is going to be tight.  It is unlike the previous two seasons where you could tell where the title was going," he said.. 

"Two seasons ago we were also in the running. Had we beaten Sundowns, we were still in a good chance to win the league. That season, it was Sundowns, Celtic and us. Last season, it was between Celtic and Golden Arrows. But it was clear in the last three games that Arrows were going to win it. This time it will definitely go down  to the wire."

Amakhosi surrendered a 2-0 lead against Free State Stars as they ended up sharing the spoils on Sunday. “The way we play, we box. We usually try by all means to dictate terms. We increase the tempo and at times slow it down in order to see how the opposition will respond.

"We can’t just attack the whole game. We know where we are going to hurt. This was our second best game this season. We gave away goals cheaply. The game is a teacher. Let them make these mistakes. They will learn,” Zwane elaborated. 

Chiefs are 10th on the log with six points after five games, and are six points behind the leaders, City.

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