- Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic spoke about how much winning the league title would mean to him
- The Serb has plenty of European experience, but has never tasted league success
- Nurkovic's goals played a huge role in Chiefs' success in the first half of the season
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Kaizer Chiefs endured a miserable season last year and reinforced their attack with Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic at the beginning of this season.
Nurkovic's acquisition proved a masterstroke as the powerful forward plundered goals for fun, including a sensational hat-trick in the 5-3 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic.
Nurkovic's form coincided with the club's best run and this yielded a 13-point gap at one point.
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Since then, the tall talisman has suffered a bit of a drought, but TimesLIVE reported that Nurkovic isn't focusing on that.
Nurkovic said, “My goal-scoring ratio is not as important as the title at the end of the season. It is not about myself but about the team as a whole.”
Although Nurkovic came from the Slovakian league and has plenty of experience in Europe under his belt, he has never won a league title with a club.
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Nurkovic said, “Yes‚ it will be my first league title.”
He added, "Right now we have to stay mentally strong so that when the league resumes we come back stronger and do our best in the last eight games.”
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Kaizer Chiefs have recently been criticised for playing dour, route-one football.
Target man Samir Nurkovic has dominated proceedings and scored numerous headed goals from long balls and crosses.
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