Kaizer Chiefs’ supporters have been given big praise by the club after ‘Lady Luck deserted us’ last season, and their fine form in 2019/20 is reward for their loyalty…
The Glamour Boys have had a mixed bag in 2019 as they draw closer to their 50th year of existence, with the start of the year proving to be a nightmare as they finished ninth in the Absa Premiership and were beaten by TS Galaxy in the Nedbank Cup final.
Now though, with the year coming to an end, Ernst Middendorp’s side are sitting pretty at the top of the table, seven points clear of Mamelodi Sundowns, and are on track to make sure their 50th anniversary is one that they can celebrate in style by ending the longest trophy drought in their history.
Speaking to Chiefs’ official website before a line is drawn under the decade that was, Bobby Motaung said, “The supporters responded in a big way… They really came on board for the team. And for their role all, applause must go to them. The supporters are key stakeholders and their vote of confidence counts in sports. This year has been a big vote of confidence from them.
“We had a year that started with possibilities. We had an opportunity to clinch silverware, but Lady Luck deserted us when we least expected, it was unfortunate to lose that match but we’re focusing on the future now.
“We didn’t get discouraged… We’ve been in this game for a while and have the full understanding of its ups and downs. We operate in this journey tirelessly.”
The club’s football manager is understandably delighted with how things are looking for Chiefs as they head into 2020, and will be eager for them to get off to a good start when the league resumes against SuperSport United on January 4.