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ICYMI: Kaizer Chiefs painful trophy drought explained

Kaizer Chiefs haven’t won a single piece of silverware since 2015. We have critically analyzed why exactly that is the case.

Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates PSL Soweto Derby

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Kaizer Chiefs fans hardly need reminding that their club hasn’t won silverware since 2015. The trophy drought will continue unless a drastic set of changes are made.

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KAIZER CHIEFS BOSSES WITH THE WORST WIN RATIOS IN THE LEAGUE

Molefi Ntseki won 3/9 league encounters at the helm, a modest win ratio of 33% according to OptaJabu. Kosta Papic and Giovanni Solinas fared even worse with identical win ratios of 29% in DStv Premiership encounters. Surprisingly, the man with the worst record is Gavin Hunt who won just 21% of his league matches as Amakhosi boss. One obvious proviso here is that Hunt was in charge for eight months, while Papic was at the club for just three months, Solinas four. Ntseki was at the helm for fewer than four months. Interim boss Cavin Johnson’s win rate is an awful 25% after just four matches.

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Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson issues his promise to chairman Kaizer Motaung ahead of the Soweto Derby. Image Source: (@KaizerChiefs/Twitter)

TROPHY DROUGHT EXPLAINED

It’s no coincidence that some of the worst Chiefs bosses in the club’s history have presided over them during this barren run of eight years without silverware. Having an interim manager in the shape of Johnson doesn’t provide much stability or security, Arthur Zwane didn’t have the personality to achieve at this level and Molefi Ntseki lasted only 114 days. What’s next? It’s anybody’s guess, and even the board’s desire to hire a foreign boss guarantees absolutely nothing.

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