Kaizer Chiefs facing a new unwanted record


Kaizer Chiefs are at threat of registering a historical low in as far as their Absa Premiership points tally is concerned.

The record lows have not stopped coming for Chiefs, who are currently in seventh position on the log standings, with a total of 38 points from 28 matches played.

With just two matches to go, Amakhosi have a top eight spot hanging in the balance while they could also potentially register their worst ever season in the PSL era.

The 49-year-old Soweto side’s previous lowest total post-1996 was registered in the 2006/07 season, when they ended ninth with 42 points from 30 games.

During that season, current coach Ernst Middendorp was also party to that slump before he was sacked in March and replaced by Kosta Papic with seven games remaining in the season.

This time around, Middendorp arrived half-way through the campaign, with Chiefs already in a tailspin as their trust in former Free State Stars mentor Giovanni Solinas proved fruitless.

Nonetheless, a run of five league games in which they only claimed three points of a possible 15 – without any victory – leaves them in a rather peculiar situation.

Should they fail to muster up at least four points from their remaining two fixtures, The Glamour Boys could well see this displeasing record added to their four-year trophy drought that could in fact be ended with the Nedbank Cup final coming up next month.

Their remaining league fixtures include a 'home' clash with relegation-threatened Ea Lla Koto at the Mbombela Stadium this Saturday, before visiting another side on the cusp of the drop in Chippa United next week Saturday.