Itumeleng Khune Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs remained in eighth position in the DStv Premiership standings after their draw against Polokwane City on Saturday, 18 May. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs hold onto MTN8 spot after Polokwane City draw – UPDATE

Kaizer Chiefs remained in eighth position in the DStv Premiership standings after their draw against Polokwane City on Saturday, 18 May.

Itumeleng Khune Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs remained in eighth position in the DStv Premiership standings after their draw against Polokwane City on Saturday, 18 May. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs remained in eighth position in the DStv Premiership standings after their draw against Polokwane City on Saturday, 18 May.

The Glamour Boys and Polokwane City played to a 0-0 stalemate at the FNB Stadium.

Those sides that finish the season in the top half of the 16-team league will secure lucrative spots in next season’s MTN8 tournament.

Those fortunate eight teams will battle for a first prize of R8 million.

The Glamour Boys now boast 36 points after 29 matches.

No fewer than FIVE teams will fight for the eighth and final spot in next weekend’s final round of fixtures.

Below are The South African website’s predictions for Kaizer Chiefs’ remaining DStv Premiership match in the 2023/2024 season:

Saturday, 25 May vs Cape Town Spurs (A) – 15:00 – WIN

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Meanwhile, as reported by The South African website, Kaizer Chiefs recently handed teenage sensation Mfundo Vilakazi a contract extension which will see him stay at Naturena until June 2028.

Vilakazi arrived at Chiefs’ Youth Development Academy in 2021, initially playing for the under-17 team, before being promoted to the reserve team, where he shone for two seasons.

The naturally gifted 18-year-old started training with the senior squad earlier this season and was included in the team shortly afterwards, much to the delight of many Kaizer Chiefs fans.

Mfundo Vilakazi expressed his delight at his new contract

He has made the match day squad on six occasions, appearing twice from the bench, in the Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates and then in the Nedbank Cup Round of 32 match.

The Soweto-born attacking midfielder expressed his delight at signing this contract, saying: “I’m happy and excited to have a contract with a big Club like Chiefs. It has always been my dream from a young age to play for the senior team and represent Kaizer Chiefs. I am looking forward to contributing to the Club and paying back the management for believing in my talent. I thank all the supporters who always push me to do better, I promise not to disappoint.”

Kaizer Chiefs Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jr. expressed his excitement about this development by saying: “We are very excited to be able to conclude this contract extension. Mfundo is an exceptional talent and we are looking forward to seeing him showcase his God-given technical ability with the senior team for many years to come. It’s now all about the hard work for the young man and we know he will do his best.

“Mfundo’s promotion is a testament to the great work in our development structures. We have built an environment that is conducive to producing talent for the senior team, which is fundamental to the ethos of Kaizer Chiefs. We have some hard-working people – from under-13 to the reserve side – who do not focus purely on winning but mainly on producing top footballers for the senior team.”