Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele says he will not be satisfied with the team’s progress until there is a trophy on the table.
Amakhosi are in line for silverware, having made the Nedbank Cup semifinals, where they have a date with Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
Despite being no longer in the running for league honours, there has been some optimism around the club since the return of coach Ernst Middendorp, who is in his second stint at the club, having won two trophies in his previous tenure.
Mphahlele believes now is the perfect to push for something to show for their improvement.
“We are getting better under the new coach, but we should just continue working hard as a team and build from here.
“We can’t be satisfied. We haven’t achieved anything yet. We just don’t want to be good. We want to be great.
“We want to win something and then we can put a trophy on the table and say, ‘okay, we’ve done well’. But if we don’t have anything to show for it, then we haven’t done well.”
Mphahlele has recently signed a contract extension with the club, having been at Naturena since joining from rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016.
The new deal will see him remain a Kaizer Chiefs player until June 2021.
The 29-year-old has been one of Middendorp’s go-to men when fit, and has made 28 appearances in all competitions this season, netting three goals and as many assists.