Chiefs’ goalscoring troubles exposed

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane congratulates Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana after scoring a brace against SuperSport United last Saturday
Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane congratulates Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana after scoring a brace against SuperSport United last Saturday
Lefty Shivambu

Kaizer Chiefs’ insistence that they will not be widening their attacking has fallen at the back of numbers that are not inspiring from their forward line this year.

So much has been said about the need for Chiefs to pursue Kermit Erasmus who is evidently out of favour at Mamelodi Sundowns but AmaKhosi have not acted.

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Erasmus has fallen down the pecking order at Sundowns and is available to move though he still has a running contract with The Brazilians.

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What is of concern at Chiefs is their situation up front.

Chiefs have only scored eight goals in nine games across competitions to date this season.

Burundian forward Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana’s brace against SuperSport United over the weekend was the first time a Chiefs player had scored more than once in a single game in this calendar year.

Bimenyimana only joined the club last month and his double came in his first start for the club having come on from the bench in his last two appearances.

With those two goals he is already the club's leading scorer in the league.  

The last player to score at least twice in one game for Chiefs was Khama Billiat in November last year when the Zimbabwean smashed two against Swallows FC at Dobsonville Stadium in a 3-1 win.

This season Chiefs have only managed to score at least twice in one match on two occasions against SuperSport and Maritzburg United.

From the 24 games played this year the only other time that they scored more than once was against Swallows (2-2), Chippa United (3-1), and the 2-1 win over Orlando Pirates.

This means from the rest of the 19 games, Chiefs have either scored once or failed to find the back of the net at all.

Further broken down, AmaKhosi’s numbers reveal that they have not scored in 10 games this year and have scored once in another nine.

When they have scored once in a match this year, they have won four from nine.

This is evidence of the goal-scoring challenges that have become apparent at Chiefs – who offloaded Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic, Bernard Parker, and Lazarous Kambole at the end of last season.

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