Kristopher Bergman insisted that he and his teammates still have all the ingredients to finish higher up on the league log table despite drawing the last two games at home.

The Chilli Boys could not use their home ground advantage drawing in their last two games against Bidvest Wits and Golden Arrows at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

“Our intention this season is to finish higher up on the log table, and we have more than a capable team to achieve that,” said the player affectionately known as “Katongo” in football circles.

“We have also strengthened the squad with real talent and players with a great work ethic. We have all the resources to rise.

The strengthening of the squad has brought about fierce competition for places in the starting eleven.

“As footballers we want to play every game and quite often, it is not possible.

“It is important that as a player you stay focused and when you are called up, you are in a good state both mentally and physically to deliver on the pitch,” said Bergman who has featured sparingly for the team this season both in the rig htback and central defensive position.

Bergman’s never say die attitude was prevalent against Bidvest Wits as he scored his first proffesional goal most importantly earning the hosts a valuable point.

“Looking back at the experience it felt really good purley because it brought us back into the game allowing us to push for a winner,” he said with a smile.

“It would have felt equally good if any of my teammates had scored.

“It was after the game that one got to reflect and read the positive messages. It was a good team goal, the build up really impressive and it is what allowed me to gst to advanced positions,” added Bergman.

Chippa United will travel to Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday for what promises to be a thrilling encounter against rejuvinated Maritzburg United.