Shabba puts Amakhosi first

KAIZER Chiefs winger Siphiwe Tshabalala has his sights set firmly on a move to Europe, but he would like to move only after helping Amakhosi snatch the league title from SuperSport United's clutches.

KAIZER Chiefs winger Siphiwe Tshabalala has his sights set firmly on a move to Europe, but he would like to move only after helping Amakhosi snatch the league title from SuperSport United's clutches.

Tshabalala is in camp with Bafana Bafana in Durban and said Chiefs, who are six points behind United, still have a chance of being crowned champions.

"We have a chance of winning the league but we must focus on ourselves and take each game as it comes. I'm also happy that the guys beat SuperSport United (in the Peter Mokaba tournament) on Saturday as it's never easy against them. The win was just what we needed."

Tshabalala also said he would like a move to any European league that would improve his game, "be it England, Spain Italy or France.

"But I must first put focus on my club and help them win something before I even start thinking about playing overseas," he said.

Shabba, as the dreadlocked Soweto-born player is known in football circles, also allayed fears that Bafana will bomb out in the first round of the World Cup in June.

"We are all working hard and we know that with the whole nation behind us we can do well," he said.

l Chiefs' remaining matches:

February 2 - vs Moroka Swallows (away);

February 6 - vs Jomo Cosmos (home);

February 9 - vs Lamontville Golden Arrows (away);

February 17 - vs Mpumalanga Black Aces (home);

February 20 - vs Orlando Pirates (away); and

March 6 - vs Free State Stars (home).

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