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Ndlanya warns Chiefs not to take foot off the gas

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Pollen Ndlanya believes the team must not rest on their laurels now that they have reached the final of the Nedbank Cup under coach Ernst Middendorp.

Chiefs earned the right to compete for their first piece of silverware since 2015 by defeating Chippa United 4-2 last Saturday in the semi-finals.

While the club are out of the Premiership title race and only have a top eight position left to play for, Ndlanya has urged the players to focus on all their remaining matches not just the final at the end of the season.

In the Premiership the Glamour Boys still have to take on Golden Arrows, Bloemfontein Celtic, Free State Stars and Chippa United. Meanwhile, the final is against National First Division outfit TS Galaxy.

He told Goal: "It is good for Chiefs. The victory has come as a massive boost for their team spirit and confidence.

"However, they will be up against a good team with an intelligent coach (Dan Malesela), who is also very experienced.

"He is an inspiration to young and upcoming coaches in the country. So, it won't be easy for Chiefs against Galaxy

"The pressure will obviously be on Chiefs because they have been underachieving for years now and it is their chance to end their (five-year) trophy drought.

"Honestly, it is up to them as a team. Chiefs have been very inconsistent in the league this season.

"They have the potential to do well in their remaining league matches (four), but it all depends on how much they want it (top eight finish)."