- Kaizer Chiefs scored a last-minute winner against Golden Arrows over the weekend
- The victory stretched their lead in the Absa Premiership back to 10 points
- Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp is optimistic about his team's chances of league success and confirmed the imminent return of star forward Khama Billiat
Champion sides often display similar key traits - fighting spirit, quality and great attitude, amongst others.
Although top teams can easily blow lesser sides away, the best sides know how to grind out results when not at their best.
The weekend's result between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows epitomised this as the Amakhosi scored a last-minute winner.
With the match heading to a goalless draw, Lebogang Manyama produced a stunning finish to secure a crucial win in injury time.
The celebrations between players and the crowd told its own story - everyone understood the significance of the three points.
It's little wonder that Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp was overjoyed with the result.
Middendorp said, "If I'm not mistaken, one or two years ago, the team that won the championship won by 1-0, 12 times. Everybody is in a special competitive mood, that is what you have to know."
The German tactician had more reasons for optimism as he shared the news that star striker Khama Billiat may return to action within two weeks.
Middendorp added, "It can be possible that we get him right in the next two weeks but if we need more time, then we will do that."
The club has offloaded some of their fringe players, but Middendorp revealed that no incoming players should be expected.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the hamstring Billiat suffered and Middendorp's frustration with the Zimbabwean national team.
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