Posted in News on Apr 06, 2001.
An excited Ertugral said on Monday that the focus for next season would be winning the league championship. "We have good players to achieve this goal," said Ertugral. "We lost a number of players to other clubs in the past and that unsettled us."
Ertugral, who is also the technical instructor for the German Football Federation, joined Chiefs in 1999 on a one-year contract and took the Naturena side to a third place finish in the Premier League log.
Chiefs later won the Bob Save Super Bowl under the guidance of Ertugral but are yet to win a league championship since launch of the Premiership in the 1996/97 season.
"The league championship is very important and that will be our focus next season," said Ertugral. "But the race is not over yet for this season. I believe we still have a chance and if we can beat Pirates on April 11 the title will be wide open again."
Ertugral said his immediate plan when he arrived at Chiefs two years ago was to get the team to function as a unit. "Then I had to get on with the transformation of the team and a lot of that has been achieved. These things don't happen over night but I am happy with the progress so far."
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