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Did Chiefs' Unsung Heroes Win The League?

An endless amount of pressure was put on the big names at Kaizer Chiefs this season, particularly once the team were in a position to reclaim the Absa Premiership trophy.

The more experienced players at the club were then put under the spotlight and while they did their part… the names we don’t praise too often stood out too.

Wherever possible, coach Stuart Baxter fielded a constant starting XI and many of those who got the nod were players who had been at the club for a very long time.

Look at Siboniso Gaxa for one. A player who had silently gone about his business was consistent and as solid as ever in his position. He may have missed the odd game here and there, but never really got the recognition for the flawless efforts he gave to the club on a consistent basis.

Much like Gaxa, Willard Katsande is hardly the player considered for individual accolades. He had a stellar campaign with the club last season winning the Kaizer Chiefs Player of the Year award. This season, however, Salt and Vinegar looked even better in all honesty but much of the shine was taken from him by fellow midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane - who was one of the best players for Chiefs this season.

Also, and this might raise a few eye brows, former striker Kingston Nkhatha played a big role in Chiefs' title charge this season. He may even regret his move, but the lack of appreciation from the fans could have been a big factor in his departure.

No doubt though, these are three names we tend to overlook. Do you think they were the unsung heroes for the team this season?

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