Kaizer Chiefs cancel traditional end-of-the-season awards after poor campaign

15 May 2018 - 14:23 By Mahlatse Mphahlele
Kaizer Chiefs captain and goalkeeper looking dejected after his team were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup at the semifinal stage by unfancied Free State Stars at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on April 21 2018.
Kaizer Chiefs captain and goalkeeper looking dejected after his team were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup at the semifinal stage by unfancied Free State Stars at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on April 21 2018.
Image: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images

Kaizer Chiefs have cancelled their traditional end-of-the-season awards after another poor Premiership season.

It is the first time that the award ceremony will not be held and Chiefs‚ who finished the season at third place and without a trophy for the third year in a row‚ confirmed on Tuesday that the players would not be honoured this year.

Amakhosi ended the PSL season behind traditional rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates but it was their poor form in the cup competitions that upset their fans.

"It has become customary for us to host a ceremony where the club thanks and rewards the players, technical team, staff and other individuals who have distinguished themselves over the course of the season," Chiefs chairman and owner Kaizer Motaung said on Tuesday.

"However, this season was marked by unusual events, one of which was seeing the club go a third year without lifting a major trophy."

Philani Zulu of Kaizer Chiefs reacts to the second goal during the Nedbank Cup Semi Final match against Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Durban, South Africa.
Philani Zulu of Kaizer Chiefs reacts to the second goal during the Nedbank Cup Semi Final match against Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Durban, South Africa.
Image: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images

After failing to lay their hands on any silverware in this campaign‚ Chiefs completed three seasons without winning a trophy and that is one of the seasons that led to the sacking of former coach Steve Komphela last month.

After they lost to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban‚ Chiefs fans displayed their unhappiness by going on a rampage and destroying television equipment‚ burning the Moses Mabhida Stadium and injuring security officials.


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