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Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to miss out on Oswin Appollis. Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

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Kaizer Chiefs might just be the most boring team in SA

Kaizer Chiefs fans have endured a lot in the last few campaigns. Here’s proof that their team might be the most boring in SA.

30-04-24 11:38
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Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to miss out on Oswin Appollis. Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

Kaizer Chiefs fans have endured a lot in the last few campaigns. Here’s proof that their team might be the most boring in Mzansi.


AMAKHOSI AREN’T EXACTLY THRILLING SOUTH AFRICA

Last season Chiefs only got 32 goals in the entire campaign. That left them with the seventh-best attack in the division even though they ended fifth. Furthermore, they were the only side in the top six with a negative goal difference. They collected a paltry 44 points, that’s 1.47 points per game. This season they’ve got 33 from 25 matches, a points-per-game average of 1.32. That’s a HUGE decline. Projecting this average over a complete season would give them 39.6 points. Last term that would have only been good enough for a ninth-placed finish. MTN8 qualification remains in huge doubt.


2023-24 HAS BEEN ONE TO FORGET

Amakhosi have scored 21 goals in 25 games. That means 10 top-flight teams have scored more than them. To be placed 11th out of 16 in that metric isn’t acceptable for a club of this stature, but it’s nothing new. They were the only side in the top six with a negative goal difference. It’s clear where the issues lie. With a total of 41 goals scored in their 25 matches, The Glamour Boys have been anything but glamorous. That tally is by far the lowest in the DStv Premiership, the next lowest total goals-per-game figure is 44. That belongs to AmaZulu.

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Christian Saile trying to get the crowd going. Image ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

KAIZER CHIEFS CAN TEMPORARILY SPOIL THE SUNDOWNS PARTY

A 2-1 win against SuperSport has reignited Amakhosi’s hopes of a top-eight finish and qualification for next season’s MTN8. They’ll be without Mozambican defender Edmilson Dove against Sundowns, however. He’s suspended after his fourth booking of the campaign, against SuperSport. That leaves Cavin Johnson’s options in the centre of defence a little thin, with the returning Thatayaone Ditlhokwe still not match-fit and Njabulo Ngcobo out injured. Zitha Kwinika should deputise for Dove. Amakhosi host Sundowns on Thursday 2 May with kickoff at 19:30. A win here would not only delay Sundowns’ coronation for another week, if that.

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Sundowns fans loving life. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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