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Official: Chiefs' Title Race Is Over, Six Horse Race

Kaizer Chiefs’ trophy drought will continue unless they win the Nedbank Cup this year, with this weekend’s results officially booting them out of the race for the Absa Premiership.
The Amakhosi’s already slim title ambitions took a big dent last weekend when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Baroka in the league, leaving them in seventh place and far behind league leaders, Orlando Pirates.
Now, after they once more dropped points – this time against Black Leopards in a 1-1 draw – their chances of a late title challenge have mathematically been put to bed, with their total points tally if they win all their remaining four games only able to reach 49 points when Pirates sit on 50 at the summit.
With only a handful of matches left to play in the 2018/19 season, it is now mathematically a six-horse race for the league title, although the Buccaneers certainly hold the upper hand at present due to being six points clear of Mamelodi Sundowns (who have games in hand) and Bidvest Wits.
Polokwane City (41 points), Cape Town City and SuperSport United (both 40 points) are all still in with a small shout of making a late push mathematically, even though it does seem unlikely that enough results will go their way for them to realistically challenge. 
Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, though Maritzburg are rooted to the foot of the table, seven other teams could mathematically slip into the automatic relegation spot if things go badly between now and the end of the season.  


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