Nurkovic makes Chiefs pedigree clear


Kaizer Chiefs’ championship pedigree may have taken a blow given their drought in recent seasons, but forward Samir Nurkovic is adamant on returning the club to its former glory.

Chiefs are one the most successful clubs in the PSL, having won a total of 93 trophies in their 49-year history, according to their official website.

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However, they have failed to win a single cup in the past four seasons since lifting the 2014/15 Absa Premiership under former coach Stuart Baxter.

With the club having endured arguably one of their toughest spells, Nurkovic, who arrived from Slovakia at the start of the season, believes Amakhosi deserve to be league champions every season and is set on helping the club return to that sort of pedigree.

“I saw the club has the richest history in this country, so of course every year this club deserves [to win the league],” said Nurkovic.

“For me, personally, I don’t look too much in the future. I’m just trying to focus on each game and trying to collect as much points as we can. We will see what happens after.”

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In terms of his own contribution, the lanky Serbian striker is unperturbed by his shortage of goals in his first few games in the PSL, as he insists his main focus is putting the team’s success first.

“For me, it doesn’t matter who’s going to score goals. As long as we get three points, because we put the club in the first place,” he added.

“If we’re going to win every game then of course the players will also get rewarded.”

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