Register Login Live

Kaizer Chiefs

Breaking: Crunch Talks At Chiefs…

Ernst Middendorp has been summoned to Naturena, the Siya crew has been told.

However, it’s not just the Kaizer Chiefs coach who has been asked to report to the club’s headquarters today, but management has also requested the players avail themselves, too, for a meeting scheduled for 1pm.  

Read: Official: Chiefs' Consolation Absa Prem Prize Money Revealed 

Amakhosi are still reeling from the devastating outcome of the final round of the Absa Premiership campaign, in which they surrendered their lead at the top and handed Mamelodi Sundowns a record 10th league title.

Chiefs led at the top for the majority of the season, but Downs leapfrogged them on the final day – and for the first time – to clinch the championship by two points.

Although Middendorp has a year remaining on his contract at Naturena, he has come under immense pressure and it is not expected that he will stay in the Chiefs hot seat, with Gavin Hunt the front runner to take over.

But it should be pointed out that the German, held together a divided camp throughout and was still able to end their unwanted record, surpassing the 50-point mark for the first time in five years when Chiefs won the league under then-coach Stuart Baxter.

Read: Downs' R16m Double Swoop! 

The Siya crew reported on Monday that there was no formal confirmation yet from the club on the way forward, with Middendorp and the players leaving the Premier Soccer League bio-bubble on Sunday after their final match a day earlier.

The meeting at Naturena could address several issues and even a debrief from the coach on the season, with players perhaps weighing in.

It’s not thought a decision on Middendorp will be taken immediately, but given talk that Hunt is a hot favourite to succeed him, this should not be ruled out.

Story by @superjourno

Check out the 10 images from the season finale, and Chiefs heartbreak! 

 

 

Take part in our Lionel Messi Quiz and stand a chance to win 1 of 2 brand-new Huawei Y5p phones, worth R1899.

How Khanye & Mabunda Made The Biggest Predictions This Season

Baroka Make Two Signings After Relegation Scare    

Tyson Bids Farewell, Responds To Pirates Question...

150 comments

Top 5

Khune In Bafana's 26-man Squad For Ghana & Sudan

267 Mar 04, 2021 12:02 PM in Bafana

Pirates’ First CAF Group Match Venue Confirmed   

9 Mar 04, 2021 08:57 AM in Orlando Pirates

12 Players Who Snubbed Europe For Africa

5 Mar 04, 2021 07:28 PM in African Football

Swallows Take Decision On Chiefs Target

81 Mar 04, 2021 12:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Snubbed Europe For Africa

5 Mar 04, 2021 07:28 PM in African Football

Swallows Take Decision On Chiefs Target

81 Mar 04, 2021 12:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

'Killer' Mphela's Chiefs Dream Starting XI

25 Mar 05, 2021 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Man Of The Hour – Peep Makaringe’s German Ride Flexes

1 Mar 03, 2021 12:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Money Matters – The Most Economic Rides In The PSL

Mar 03, 2021 02:57 PM in Stars & Their Cars

20 Players Who Left Downs To Play Abroad

8 Mar 04, 2021 08:00 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Big Name PSL Players With Contracts Expiring

31 Mar 04, 2021 07:21 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Ivorian Striker To Force Exit, Pirates Move Pending?

19 Mar 04, 2021 10:23 AM in Orlando Pirates