Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Jabu Mahlangu feels it is "premature" to say that Amakhosi have turned the corner, but admits the recent back-to-back victories have been "very important".
Under the guidance of Stuart Baxter, Chiefs have recorded four wins and one defeat in their last five Premiership fixtures, a run of results that has propelled the team into the top half of the table.
And, ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Benni McCarthy’s AmaZulu, Amakhosi find themselves in sixth place, trailing third-placed Sekhukhune United by just two points.
Mahlangu is predicting a tough battle for Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening and says talk of turning the corner will have more validity if Baxter’s men claim maximum points.
“Tough, tough game, we know AmaZulu, very tough physically, a great team of players,” Mahlangu said on SuperSport TV.
“And for Chiefs to say really, they’ve turned the corner, I think it would be premature for me to say that much.
“Because you see them giving good performances, and then the next game, they drop their standards. So let’s see in these coming games.
“AmaZulu, if they can manage to get that, three wins in a row will be great, then we can start to see.”
Mahlangu continued: “But at the moment, these two wins, six points was very important, it took them to number six.
“But let’s not judge them at the moment. Let’s see them against AmaZulu because also against Swallows, it might look like an easy fixture after playing against AmaZulu, but teams who are struggling, they can be very dangerous and they can hurt you.”