Unexpected Loss To Sekhukhune Sets New Record For Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs Suffer Unwanted Record with Defeat to Sekhukhune United
Kaizer Chiefs suffered an unexpected defeat to Sekhukhune United on Sunday, completing the double for the season and setting an unwanted record in the process. The loss sees Chiefs in fourth place, five points behind rivals Orlando Pirates and six points behind second-placed SuperSport United with just four league games remaining in the season.
Chiefs came into the game looking to make up ground on their rivals, but instead, Sekhukhune clinched a 1-0 victory. According to BetCentral and OptaJabu statistics, the grimmest aspect of the defeat was that Chiefs became the first team to hand Sekhukhune a league double. Additionally, Amakhosi have now suffered double defeats to five teams in the last two seasons, which is more than they suffered in the 12 seasons before.
Coach Zwane’s Disappointment
After the match, a disappointed coach Zwane said,
“I think we started brightly and looked like we were going to score first but, against the run of play on a counter-attack, they managed to get a goal and we had to chase the game. They sat back from that moment and played to their strengths, and we had to gamble by putting on more forwards in an effort to get an equalizing goal. But, it wasn’t to be.”
The result leaves Amakhosi in fourth position on the DStv Premiership log, with 41 points from their 26 matches. Next up is a tricky away fixture against Chippa United on Thursday 27 April, which is a public holiday.
CHIEFS’ REMAINING LEAGUE MATCHES:
Thursday, 27 April v Chippa United (A) – 15:30
Monday, 1 May v Swallows (H) – 15:00
Saturday, 13 May v SuperSport United (A) – 15:00
Saturday, 20 May v Cape Town City FC (H) – 15:00