Kaizer Chiefs suffer worst start to season in a decade after weekend result

Kaizer Chiefs suffer worst start to season in a decade after weekend result

- Kaizer Chiefs have registered their worst start to the Premier League in 10 years after a disappointing draw against Maritzburg United over the weekend

- The PSL giants are still searching for their first win of the 2018/19 season after four matches

- The last time Kaizer Chiefs had such a bad start to a season was when Muhsin Ertugral was at the helm at the Naturena

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Kaizer Chiefs have registered their worst start to the Premier League season in 10 years after suffering another disappointing draw against Maritzburg United over the weekend. The result means the PSL giants are still looking for their first win after four matches this season.

The last time the club has such a bad start to a season was when Muhsin Ertugral was in charge at the Naturena at the start of the 2008/09 season.

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Kaizer Chiefs fans were hoping for a change in recent fortunes this season after suffering through three years which yielded no silverware for the club, this constitutes the longest trophyless stint in the club’s history.

Briefly.co.za gathered that newly appointed head coach Giovanni Solinas has thus far failed to deliver on the high expectations of the Amakhosi faithful, although it must be noted that he has had precious little time to influence the side.

Kaizer Chiefs are currently languishing in 12th place on the PSL log, the only positive which can be taken from the opening four results being that the side has managed to draw three matches including the season opener against Mamelodi Sundowns and lost only one match against Bidvest Wits.

Kickoff.co.za reported that Solinas will take some positives from his first win with the club which took place during the MTN8 quarter-final against his former side Free State Stars.

Solinas is expected to use the FIFA mandated break in September to stamp his own authority on the team and the proof of whether or not he has what it takes to coach such a high-profile club will only emerge later in the season.

Kaizer Chiefs will face SuperSport United in the semi-final of the MTN8 this weekend.

The club’s next league game will be against Bloemfontein Celtic who is coached by former Kaizer Chief coach Steve Komphela. Bloemfontein has had a remarkable start to the season despite facing financial worries and uncertainty about ownership.

If the Glamour Boys fail to win against Bloemfontein Solinas faces the very real prospect of setting an all-time record for the worst start in the club’s long and illustrious history.

That dubious honour currently belongs to Ernst Middendorp whose side only managed to win their sixth match in the 2006/07 season.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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