Kaizer Chiefs: 5 of the Amakhosi’s Most Disappointing Seasons After Suffering 10th League Defeat

Kaizer Chiefs: 5 of the Amakhosi’s Most Disappointing Seasons After Suffering 10th League Defeat

Byron Pillay
April 22, 2024 at 1:34 PM
  • Kaizer Chiefs were beaten by Richards Bay and, in the process, suffered their 10th defeat this season
  • The Amakhosi are in 10th position and risk missing out on a place in next season's MTN 8 competition
  • In the 2008/09 season, Chiefs lost 10 games but still finished in third, five points behind the winners

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Kaizer Chiefs are enduring another disappointing season.

The club have not won a trophy since the 2014/15 season and are already out of the running for any trophies this season.

Kaizer Chiefs are enduring another poor season and have lost 10 games already.
Kaizer Chiefs have already lost 10 games this season, and are on course to match their worst ever season in terms of losses in the last 20 years. Image: @iDiskiTImes.
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The Amakhosi have also lost 10 games this season, thanks to their loss against Richards Bay, and are in 10th place, outside the qualification spots for the MTN 8 competition.

With things appearing to go from bad to worse for the side, Sports Brief looks at their five most disappointing seasons in the last 20 years when it comes to losses per season.

Chiefs most losses in a single season

2023/24 – 12 losses

Last season, Kaizer Chiefs finished fifth in the DStv Premiership, but the season was a complete disaster in many ways.

The Chiefs suffered 12 losses in the top flight - their most in the past 20 years. Despite finishing fifth in the league, fans were extremely unhappy with the club's performances.

It was also Arthur Zwane’s first full season in charge of the side, but it turned sour at the end, as fans hurled objects at him following a loss against SuperSport United, IOL reported.

2023/24 – 10* losses

If Chiefs thought things couldn’t get worse after last season, they were sadly mistaken.

With six games remaining in their season, the Glamour Boys have already lost 10 games and haven’t scored a league goal since March 9.

Molefi Ntseki started the season as manager but was replaced by Cavin Johnson.

Johnson has served as interim boss but has been unable to turn things around at the club as they are currently sixth in 10th place on the table.

2020/21 – 10 losses

Chiefs finished in eighth place in the first season in which the league was known as the DStv Premiership.

After 10 games throughout that season, they could only amass 36 points, six more than they currently have.

Gavin Hunt started the season off as manager before Zwane took over on an interim basis. Stuart Baxter was then appointed for another stint at the helm.

Baxter was the last manager to lift silverware with the side, TimesLIVE reported.

2008/09 – 10 losses

Muhsin Ertuğral was the head coach of the South African side when the league was still known as the Absa Premiership.

Chiefs lost 10 games in that season but still finished in third place, five points behind the winners, SuperSport United.

The Amakhosi won 15 of their games and scored 37 goals. This season, they have only scored 19 goals.

2006/07 – 10 losses

Serbian coach, Kosta Papic, was the first manager to suffer 10 defeats while in charge of the side in the last 20 years.

Chiefs finished ninth that season, winning only 11 games and drawing nine.

The club's Sporting Director, Kaizer Motuang Jr, also played for the club as a striker that season. He made 25 appearances for the side, scoring 12 goals and notching up three assists, Transfermakrt noted.

Johnson wants Chiefs to pull up socks

Chiefs interim coach, Johnson knows that something needs to change at the club after they suffered their 10th defeat of the season.

The Amakhosi were beaten by Richards Bay in their DStv Premiership game, leaving them in 10th place on the league table as a result.

With games against SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns to come, Johnson urged Chiefs to improve, as Sports Brief has reported.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.