Kaizer Chiefs’ interim coach, Cavin Johnson, hasn’t given up hope on Amakhosi winning the league title this season, even though they currently trail the log leaders by 13 points after 10 games.

Johnson, a fomer Platinum Stars and SuperSport United coach in the local league before joining Pitso Mosimane as an assistant in Al Ahly believes it’s too early to give the league title to reigning champions, Mamnelodi Sundowns.

“Kaizer Chiefs cannot be ruled out of winning the #DStvPrem title. It is too early to call it off. [Mamelodi] Sundowns are participating in many competitions,” Johnson said when asked about Amakhosi’s chances of clinching the league championship.

“[Orlando] Pirates are also involved in numerous competitions, as are SuperSport [United]. We, too, are engaged in various competitions.

“I believe it is premature to discuss who will win the league, especially with the big [African Football League] ahead of Sundowns.”

If Kaizer Chiefs are to turn this season around, Johnson has a lot of work to ahead of him, something he’s already admitted. The club has won only one of their last five fixtures in the league and face tricky opposition in their next five games.

The face Cape Town Spurs next week Wednesday before clashing with their neighbors, Orlando Pirates on the 11 of November. After those two games they follow up with Steve Komphela’s Moroka Swallows and Polokwane City, a side that has shown to be no pushovers this season.