Is this Kaizer Chiefs’ worst start to PSL EVER?

Is this Kaizer Chiefs’ worst start to PSL EVER?
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Explore Kaizer Chiefs‘ shocking start to the PSL season with their recent 1-0 loss to TS Galaxy. Dive into the analysis of their disappointing 1 point in 3 games and historical comparisons, while considering the upcoming clash against AmaZulu FC as a potential turning point.

Is this truly their worst start to the PSL ever?

South African football fans have been left stunned as Kaizer Chiefs, one of the country's most storied football clubs, faces a shockingly disappointing start to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.

The recent 1-0 loss against TS Galaxy on Sunday has set a grim record for the club, raising questions about the team's performance and prospects for the rest of the season.

A surprising setback: Kaizer Chiefs' struggle for points

Kaizer Chiefs pose for a team picture
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Kaizer Chiefs' lackluster performance in the opening matches of the new season has left fans and analysts alike wondering if this is the worst start the club has ever seen in the PSL.

With just one point from three games, the club currently occupies the 13th position in the PSL table, a far cry from the heights they are accustomed to.

The downward spiral began with a draw against Chippa United in the first game, which was followed by a disheartening 2-1 loss against Mamelodi Sundowns.

However, the real blow came with the recent 1-0 defeat to TS Galaxy, leaving Chiefs with a mere single goal to show for their efforts across these three matches.

Historical parallels: Comparing the current season to the past

A glance back into the club's history reveals that this might indeed be one of their worst starts to a PSL season. The only other time they faced such a dire situation after three games was during the 2009/10 season.

In that season, Chiefs managed to secure just one point through a draw against Santos (0-0) and suffered defeats to SuperSport United and Wits, both by 1-0 scorelines. This sluggish start eventually saw them finish the season in third place.

Despite this history, the 2009/10 season offered a glimmer of hope as Chiefs managed to turn things around with a 3-2 victory away at AmaZulu.

This year, the upcoming match against AmaZulu F.C. presents a chance for Chiefs to break free from their current slump and reverse their fortunes.

Kaizer Chiefs fans dejected during DStv Premiership 2023/24 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs
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The reasons behind Kaizer Chiefs' poor performance this season could be multifaceted. Factors such as team cohesion, individual player form, injuries, and tactical decisions could all contribute to the lack of success on the field.

Fans and pundits will undoubtedly be dissecting each match to identify where the team is falling short.

For Kaizer Chiefs, the focus now should be on analyzing their weaknesses, reinvigorating team spirit, and working towards a more cohesive and effective playing style.

The pressure is on, but this could also serve as a rallying point for the players and coaching staff to prove their mettle and turn the season around.

Kaizer Chiefs' worst starts ever to the PSL

  1. Kaizer Chiefs in 2023/24: The current season has witnessed the worst start the club has ever seen in the PSL. With just 1 point from 3 games Chiefs find themselves struggling to make their mark.
  2. The 2009/10 Season: Another instance of a dire start occurred during the 2009/10 season.
  3. 2018: In 2018, Kaizer Chiefs experienced another shaky start, garnering just 2 points from their opening three league games.

AmaZulu FC as a make-or-break opportunity

The current PSL season has undeniably presented Kaizer Chiefs with a challenging start, one that ranks among their worst in recent memory. With just one point from three games and a meager goal tally, the team finds itself in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable position.

However, history has shown that with determination, strategic adjustments, and the right mindset, this season's trajectory can be altered.

The upcoming match against AmaZulu F.C. might just be the turning point that Kaizer Chiefs needs to reshape their destiny and regain their rightful place among South African football's elite.

Tomorrow in the PSL at 17:30, Kaizer Chiefs will face off against Amazulu F.C.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.