Chiefs facing further humiliation


Kaizer Chiefs are on track to record their lowest ever points tally in a PSL league season if they maintain their current average this season.

Chiefs will need to take a miraculous 30 out of the 33 points still available just to avoid sinking to a below-average end to their league campaign, based on their own standards.

Since the PSL became a 16-team league at the start of the 2002/03 season, Chiefs have averaged 52.7 points from 30 league games.

At present they have 23 points from 19 games and to reach their average points tally they need another 30 points from the remaining 11 games, which equates to 10 wins and one defeat.

Not impossible but it's unlikely that Chiefs can have such a superb finish to the last third of the season.

Five wins from 19 league games doesn't inspire any confidence at all for Chiefs – whose standards have dropped so low that even a top-five finish is a distant ask.

For now, all that they could be playing for is avoiding recording their lowest points tally in the 16-team PSL era tallied in 2018/19, which stands at 39.

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That disastrous 2018/19 season had Giovanni Solinas in charge from pre-season through to the 14-game mark as they collected 18 points before he was replaced by Ernst Middendorp, who brought in 21 points from 16 games.

For all the criticism that both Middendorp and Solinas endured while at Naturena they have a better points average per game compared to Hunt at this stage.

Based at the rate at which Amakhosi have been moving this term they will finish on 37 points as they have been collecting 1.2 points per game, taking home 40 preent of the points that have been available to play for.

Chiefs remain in ninth place with one win in the last seven league games – 17 points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

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