When It Rains…It Pours At Naturena
Posted: 13 January 2021
One of the iconic, historic, gigantic, and loved clubs in the history of South African football, Kaizer Chiefs, are going through one of the most difficult times in its entire existence.
The Phefeni Glamour Boys were slapped with a one year transfer ban by football’s world governing body, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), and as if it wasn’t enough – they had their top-performer of last season, Samir Nurkovic – out for two long months with a telling injury at the start of the campaign.
The Stylish Boys of Phefeni received another blow this past weekend – their go-to-man Khama Gaucho Billiat is out for two months and is only expected to smell the grass of the well-manicured Naturena in mid-March.
Gavin Hunt’s men are languishing in 14th spot, with a return of an embarrassing seven points in nine outings. The mountain of Molotov is very high, and so is their next two fixtures – AmaZulu FC – away, Cape Town City FC – away.
There was a dark cloud hovering over the majestic FNB Stadium over the weekend when they lost two-nil to Maritzburg United, possibly signifying how difficult a time it is at the club.
It is now up to the former PSL Footballer of the Season Lebogang Manyama, the returning Nurkovic, the experienced Bernard Parker and co to show character, personality and charisma to pull this proud club out of the quagmire that they find themselves in.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.