Record alert | Kaizer Chiefs closing in on darkest period in PSL history

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Kaizer Chiefs’ draw with Angolan side Primeiro de Agosto in the CAF Champions League on Wednesday edged Amakhosi closer to an unwanted ‘record’.

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The goalless stalemate at the FNB Stadium stretched Chiefs’ recent run to a single victory in 11 games, a hugely disappointing end to a difficult year for the team, coach Gavin Hunt and their supporters.

Incredibly, that’s not Chiefs worst set of results in recent seasons.

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Amakhosi had a similarly poor stretch at the tail-end of the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season and the start of the 2016/17 campaign when they won a single game in 15 matches. Those fixtures also included Champions League matches.

Since Chiefs beat Chippa United on October 27 of this year, they have a single win, six draws and four defeats, including two against arch-rivals Orlando Pirates.

Their only victory has come away against Cameroon side PWD Bamenda in the Champions League preliminary round, while they have managed just seven goals in those 11 matches.

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It is reminiscent of their poor run in 2015/16, which coincidentally also started with a defeat to Pirates. A victory away at University of Pretoria was coupled with six draws and eight defeats.

The run was ended by a 1-0 away win over Highlands Park which eased the pressure on then coach Steve Komphela.

COACH GAVIN HUNT IS A DESPERATE MAN

Current coach Gavin Hunt will be desperate not to match that previous record poor run, which remains an unwanted mark for the club in the Premier Soccer League era.

Chiefs are next in action away at Primeiro de Agosto in the return leg of their Champions League tie on Wednesday, January 6.

That match will be followed by a ‘winnable’ looking home DStv Premiership game against current bottom side Maritzburg United three days later, and then away trips to AmaZulu and Cape Town City.

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