South Africa: Kaizer Chiefs cancel end-of-season awards after 'underwhelming' season

Annette Crawford
May 16, 2018

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

"Our decision to scrap the awards ceremony was influenced by displeasure with the performances of the team", explained club chairman and former Chiefs star Kaizer Motaung.

The Chiefs last won the league title in 2015, having also won it in 2013 and finishing as runners-up in 2014.

Chiefs have gone three seasons without a domestic trophy and sacked head coach Steve Komphela in the aftermath of the crowd violence at the Moses Mabhida Stadium after they were dumped out of the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.

Under the former Flames worldwide, Chiefs have finished third in the Premier Soccer League and have qualified for the CAF Confederations Cup competition which is equivalent to Europa in Europe. He added: "It was not an easy season for us, we should at least get one silverware, we know the only credit to give back to the supporters is to finish third on a respected position".

Malawian Patrick Mabedi was named caretaker coach and former Chelsea and West Ham United manager Avram Grant is among those linked with the position. "Despite the disappointment, I would still like to commend the players and coaching staff for their commitment and I urge everyone involved with the club to strive towards restoring the club to its rightful place at the pinnacle of football and giving our loyal fans something to cheer", Motaung concluded.

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