What has been a big factor in Chiefs' troubles...


Kaizer Chiefs' latest home defeat has provided further evidence to their troubles with the fading giants having sunk to a depressing run of results whenever playing as the hosts.

In the last two years, which stretches back to when football started being played in empty stadiums due to the covid pandemic, Chiefs have just been a disappointment when they have been fixtured to play as the home team with most of the games at FNB Stadium.

The latest defeat to SuperSport United was the fourteenth that AmaKhosi have suffered from 42 as the host team since football resumed inside the bubble in August 2020.

They have drawn another 15 and won just 13.

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This line of results at home has meant that all teams except for Sekhukhune United and Marumo Gallants have avoided defeat on their visits to Chiefs.

The list of teams that have been to Chiefs and not lost includes Baroka, TS Galaxy, Golden Arrows, AmaZulu, Stellenbosch, Chippa United, Maritzburg United, SuperSport United, Royal AM, Swallows, Cape Town City along with perennial rivals Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns. 

Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic – whose franchises have since been sold – also took points at Chiefs just like Black Leopards who are now playing in the GladAfrica Championship.

With 13 wins from 42, it means Chiefs have only won just under a third of their home games.

Under Stuart Baxter they have won only five games at home and with fans back in the stands the friction between the Chiefs coach and the fans will grow bigger as was evidenced on Saturday.

Prior to the game against SuperSport, he highlighted that he doesn’t listen to the opinions of "some people that are commenting about things that they don’t have the deepest of knowledge about" while talking about social media and mental health issues.

After the defeat on Saturday, the Briton admitted his worries about this poor line of results at home.

"It is a concern," conceded Baxter about the situation when playing at home.

"With our support, we should make this (FNB Stadium) a fortress," he says.  

In the last four home games, Chiefs have lost to TS Galaxy in the Nedbank Cup, suffered defeat at the hands of Golden Arrows then drawn with Galaxy in the league before yet another loss to SuperSport United on Saturday stretched their home run to four games without a win.

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