As Kaizer Chiefs have fun 50 years of existence as one of many nation’s main soccer establishments, by no means has the membership skilled the droop of going 5 seasons with out profitable a trophy, however the fanfare, pomp and ceremony.
Chiefs made a few of the notable signings through the low season after ending ninth on the standings final season, though there was no success so far as the cup competitions go.
The league title appears inside their grasp although, in addition to the forthcoming Nedbank Cup. The most important celebration this week was held on the first clubhouse and coaching subject used when Amakhosi have been established on January 7 1970.
Present Chiefs gamers‚ veterans, former greats and legends‚ previous and current officers and the Motaung household, led by the patriach Kaizer Motaung, joined the celebrations, marking a milestone within the historical past of the membership.
On Wednesday night time, the Chiefs trustworthy have been handled to free entry to their residence sport on the 90 000-seater Calabash, the FNB Stadium in Nasrec, for his or her second Absa Premiership match of the 12 months in opposition to Highlands Park.
The icing on the cake was a 3-Zero victory over the Lions of the North.
However 2020 didn’t begin on an excellent notice for the Naturena-based outfit as their lead on the prime of the log was dented by a 2-1 loss to SuperSport United final weekend.
The year-long 50th anniversary jamboree continues right this moment when the Glamour Boys host Cape City Metropolis on the FNB Stadium hoping to increase their six-point lead.
Lengthy-serving midelder Willard Katsande, who has been given the honours of captaining the facet on this momentous event, is anticipating a feisty affair when the Premiership trailblazers face The Residents, however says a win is all that issues.
“It is a sport that everybody needs to win and everyone can be watching. It’s a really massive sport and now we have to go there to win. How we do it isn’t actually vital. We all know they [Cape Town City] are a fantastic crew with nice gamers,” says Katsande.
“They’re at all times onerous to play in opposition to. We don’t suppose like all crew is doing us a favour. After we acquire the three factors, it’s good for the crew.”
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