There have been constant reminders about how Chiefs slipped up in the title race last season, but this season, lightening won’t strike twice. So, what will win us the title?
Since the turn of the New Year, many have been complaining about the lack of goals the team has been producing - scoring just one league goal in 2015 so far.
Bernard Parker, who was the league’s leading striker last season, has scored three goals this season, and with only eight games remaining, has his work is cut out for him to match that record.
Kingston Nkhatha’s departure has had a bigger impact on the side than most expected, but the strike force at Chiefs is not the be-all and end-all in life.
The area that will decide the outcome of Chiefs’ season will indeed be the backline. You don’t need many goals to win a game…
All it takes is one goal and a clean sheet to get the three points, and with only eight fixtures remaining, the team can certainly do the job provided the backline remains tight.
In the 22 fixtures played this season, only 10 goals have slipped past Itumeleng Khune and Brilliant Khuzwayo together… An outstanding record which no other club has managed to match this term.
In Ghana, Aduana Stars claimed the league title despite only scoring 19 goals in 30 games, but it was their impressive defensive record which saw them manage to sit at the top of the table.
With Chiefs’ backline serving Stuart Baxter better than any department this season, we can be sure to bet on the defensive unit being the reason for Chiefs winning the title this year.
Khosi fans, do you agree with this?