Chiefs appear to have changed plans

It has become apparent that Kaizer Chiefs have changed their end-of-season plans following their Nedbank Cup disappointment.

Chiefs earlier confirmed to KickOff.com that their annual club awards ceremony to round off the season would go ahead but have seemingly since decided to can the event following their failure to win the Nedbank Cup last weekend. 

The players returned to The Village on Tuesday following their return from Durban to perform their closing medicals, but were not made aware of any awards taking place in their off-season programs.

The Glamour Boys were expected to lift their record 14th FA cup a few days ago when they faced First Division newcomers TS Galaxy at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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However, they were denied by Orlando Pirates striker Zakhele Lepasa's last minute penalty that resulted in history taking an entirely different course, which saw The Rockets become the first ever lower-division side to lift the trophy.

This hightened Amakhosi's problems after having ended their worst Absa Premiership campaign in the PSL era a week earlier, finishing outside the top half of the table and missing out on a top eight spot for the first time in 12 years.

It is for this reason then that the club appears to have canned their awards evening, as they no longer see a reason to acknowledge the individual efforts of the season passed.

In all fairness, the only real contributor in Chiefs' season was Zimbabwean star Khama Billiat, who scored 17 goals across all competitions, including a hat-trick in their CAF Confederations Cup opener in November last year.

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