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History Goes Against Chiefs Winning The Title Tonight

The talk of the town is about how Kaizer Chiefs are expected to be crowned Absa Premiership champions this evening against Polokwane City, but history reveals it won’t be so simple. 

Stuart Baxter’s men find themselves in the brilliant position of needing just three more points, or one win, to ensure they take PSL trophy back to Naturena and there is talk about how they will do it tonight.

With only four games remaining, even I have to admit that it will be difficult for Chiefs to throw this league title away like they so famously did last year, seeing Sundowns named champions.

However, memories of 1987 will ring clear and it very well may haunt them this evening… Chiefs were in a similar situation as they are now, needing just one win in four games.

That year Ted Dumitru’s side famously squandered the opportunity of being champions as Jomo Cosmos leap-frogged them to the top of the table to win the title.

Two years ago, when Chiefs won the title in Stuart Baxter’s first season in charge, the club could’ve won it in Cape Town, but they fell to a 3-1 defeat to Ajax Cape Town in a match that saw the Urban Warriors move out of the relegation zone. 

Chiefs’ celebration was delayed until their next league match against SuperSport United, where they drew 1-1 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Let’s not forget how last year they were leading by an impressive amount of points, but landed up throwing that league race away when they stumbled to three defeats and two draws in their last eight games.

As you can see, history traditionally proves that Chiefs always seem to stumble when they are about to win the league race... 

I feel the same could happen again this evening when they come up against Kosta Papic’s impressive Polokwane City, a side that held them to a 0-0 draw earlier this season.

Do you think Chiefs will see their celebrations delayed this evening?

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