Backdoor title? 'Chiefs don't deserve it'

Premiership

Former Orlando Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi is repulsed by the idea of the PSL season being declared over and the Absa Premiership title being handed to Kaizer Chiefs.

Talk has been gathering steam that should South Africa's lockdown be extended and the PSL is forced to end the season prematurely, the League may have to make some tough decisions.

Percy Tau is essentially a league winner in Belgium after Club Brugge were on Thursday declared Jupiler Pro League champions after their board of directors decided to end the season early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The decision still needs to be endorsed at a general assembly meeting on April 15, but the key point is that Brugge were 15 points clear with one game remaining in the regular season.

In the PSL, things are not so clear-cut as Chiefs are currently leading by just four points and second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns still have a game in hand, with eight to nine matches remaining.

"You know the league hasn't finished," the double-treble-winning former Buccaneers captain tells KickOff.com.

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"If people talk about Chiefs being crowned champions while there are still games left, it goes back to where the match is interrupted by a natural disaster with 25 minutes left.

"You remember the situation where Pirates had to finish the match the following day in Polokwane for a few minutes? So you can't give a team the league when we still have so many games to be played.

"The league must resume, even if it's in June. It would be understandable if no one can catch the current log leaders and there's only one or two games left, then you can understand, but right now there's a long way to go."

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