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Chiefs No.1 Responds To Worrying Relegation Talk

Relegation is not often a term associated with the mighty Kaizer Chiefs, however, in their current disposition, the word has been bandied about heavily.

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At this stage last season, Chiefs were sitting comfortably as log leaders, claiming 22 points out of a possible 27, managing an impressive seven wins from their opening nine matches.

It is no wonder then that their slow start to the season, in which they have claimed just seven points out of a possible 27, has left even the most ardent Chiefs fan with concerns aplenty.

Amakhosi currently sit in 14th position on the DStv Premiership standings, and although it is still premature to speak about being embroiled in a relegation scrap, it is becoming a stark reality for the men from Naturena.

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Current Chiefs number one Daniel Akpeyi has weighed in on the relegation talk.

According to the Nigerian, it would be embarrassing for one of the continent’s perennial giants to be faced with the prospect of relegation, but he has backed his team to turn their fortunes around.

“Well it’s only normal for the supporters and the country and every loving person of Kaizer Chiefs to be panicking about our situation for now because it looks like things are not coming right, but it’s a big team and a big brand, we don’t want to disgrace ourselves and embarrass the team as well and embarrass the brand,” Akpeyi said speaking through the team’s media channels.

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“One confidence that I have is that this team cannot be relegated. Like I know from the response of the players and the mentality right now, we ready to take a different step into the next game, so relegation is not something that we are actually panicking about at the moment,” Akpeyi added.

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