The circumstance in which league football resumes next week is unprecedented, but Absa Premiership log leaders Kaizer Chiefs have a worrying record to their season end.
Amakhosi were leading the pack in the title race pre-Covid and needed to keep up the momentum in the run-in with defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who had a game in hand and usually finish stronger.
The Glamour Boys will restart their campaign on August 12 against Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium, their new home venue for the remainder of the season after the decision to make Gauteng the host of the biologically safe environment, where all 32 teams in the Premier Soccer League will train and play the balance of their matches.
Chiefs, however, do not have a convincing finish to how they often wrap up the season, which would have contributed them to them finishing outside the Top 8 last season and missing on the Nedbank Cup to lower division side TS Galaxy in the final.
In their last eight league matches last season, Chiefs only managed a single victory, managed four draws and were beaten three times. Ernst Middendorp’s men finished in ninth place for only the second time in the PSL era.
The campaign prior was also still a bit gloomy with four wins from the final eight, a single draw and three defeats – but Steve Komphela had quit from his post as coach for their last three league games, leaving Patrick Mabedi in charge.
Chiefs last 8 league fixtures:
Wits (H) on Augusts 12
Polokwane City (A) on August 15
Celtic (A) on August 19
Stellenbosch (H) on August 23
Sundowns (H) on August 27
Wits (A) on August 30
Chippa (H) on September 2
Baroka (A) on September 5
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