Struggling Kaizer Chiefs Eyeing to Avoid Embarrassing Lowest Points Tally

Struggling Kaizer Chiefs Eyeing to Avoid Embarrassing Lowest Points Tally

- South African football giants, Kaizer Chiefs, will look to finish the current season on a high and collect 30 points from 11 remaining games

- The Naturena-based side, Kaizer Chiefs, will resume their league assignments next week at home to Stellenbosch

- Apart from their league schedule, Kaizer Chiefs will face Wydad Casablanca in the Champions League whilst striker Khama Billiat returns from injury

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Currently placed at number nine with 23 points from 19 matches on the DStv Premiership log table, Kaizer Chiefs are facing a disastrous lowest points tally per season.

For them to improve their lowest points score they last registered back in the 2018/19 campaign, Amakhosi will have to fight and avoid this dismal points collection by winning their matches.

Under coach Gavin Hunt, the Soweto bigshots have to amass 30 out of 33 points when taking a look at their remaining league games.

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However, as their standard has dramatically dropped this term, it remains a doubt if they will eventually manage to get back to their winning ways and maintain consistency.

According to KickOff.com, the Glamour Boys have averaged 52.7 points from 30 league games since the Premier Soccer League was established in the 2002/03 campaign.

Having played 19 matches and left with 11 to finish the 2020/21 season, they will need to at least collect a massive 30 points - that must come from bagging 10 victories - but they must budget for a single defeat.

With Chiefs' lacklustre display this season under the four-time PSL winner, it remains highly unlikely they can finish the season on that note.

While many are led to believe that the 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates just before the recent Fifa international break means they have turned the corner, that will be seen when they return to the league.

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They will resume their domestic assignments against Stellenbosch at home next Tuesday but they will first have to fight for redemption when it comes to continental football.

Kaizer Chiefs are under pressure to finish the season on a high and avoid an embarrassing lowest points tally. Image: Instagram
Kaizer Chiefs are under pressure to finish the season on a high and avoid an embarrassing lowest points tally. Image: Instagram
Source: Instagram

Chiefs are still licking their wounds after losing 4-0 to Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca away from home and they will host the North Africans this Saturday at the iconic FNB Stadium.

Meanwhile, striker Khama Billiat says it has not been easy for him to sit on the sidelines while nursing an injury. He told the club's website:

“I am back. Hopefully, the coach will give me a chance. Thankfully I am training with the team. I just need to work on my fitness. As a player, it’s your mentality and how hard you work so you can contribute to the team.”

He added as he spoke to the club's media team:

“Wydad is a good team. We struggled to play against them in the first game in Burkina Faso. I have known them for a long time, and they are not an easy side to play against. They work hard and they have been at this level for some time and know how to play the game.  

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“Every new game is a chance and bring new possibilities. We need to work on our game and make sure we use the fact that we are at home to get a good result. I think we deserve it. We just have to work hard as a team an apply what the coaches want us to do.”

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za recently reported that coach Gavin Hunt has praised veteran striker Bernard Parker who gave a stellar display against the Buccaneers.

The Cape Town-born coach believed 'Die Hond' - as Parker is known to his admirers - gave a good shift considering they had a limited choice in the heart of the park.

Wearing the captain's armband at Soccer City, Amakhosi managed to end their winless run against the Buccaneers through a solitary goal courtesy of striker Samir Nurkovic.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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