Ernst backs Chiefs fans: “We have very smart, intelligent supporters”

Ernst backs Chiefs fans: “We have very smart, intelligent supporters”

- Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has touched on the criticism aimed at his team recently

- Many have claimed that Chiefs supporters are unhappy with the team's form

- Middendorp labelled the supporters as 'intelligent' and insisted that they value the team's improvement, irrespective of the title race

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For most of this season, Kaizer Chiefs have been the team to beat and have set a furious pace in the Absa Premiership.

The Amakhosi have boasted a 10-point margin at the top of the log, but this has been whittled down to just four points by Mamelodi Sundowns.

Some pundits have even felt that Orlando Pirates are back in contention following some mediocre results for the Glamour Boys.

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Based on Chiefs' slight slump, there have been murmurs that the Chiefs faithful have become annoyed with the team.

However, Middendorp strongly disputed this, as reported by

The German said, “Everybody should be very happy to be in a challenging situation and being able – in March – to win the championship. It’s something they haven’t been able to experience over the last five years, sorry."

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The Chiefs mentor feels the difference compared to previous mediocre seasons has been night and day.

Based on this, he feels the fans would be very content with their current position, irrespective of their final spot in the league.

Middendorp added, "We have very smart, intelligent supporters on the Kaizer Chiefs side and we will see it in the near future.”

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