JOHANNESBURG, May 16 – Kaizer Chiefs have definitely not come to the party this season with another underwhelming and trophy-less year.
Now they have announced that they are not even planning a party which is normally held at the end of a season by most clubs, to honour players who have excelled.
Owing to the disappointing campaign that has been punctuated by indifferent form on the pitch and not meeting their objectives, Chiefs on Tuesday announced that they have called off the club’s end-of-season awards gala.
“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.
However, this season was marked by unusual events, one of which was seeing the club go a third year without lifting a major trophy.
“Our decision was influenced by our displeasure with the team’s performance and not being able to achieve objectives we set for ourselves,” says Kaizer Chiefs chairman, Kaizer Motaung.
Instead, following a comprehensive review of this season’s campaign that saw the team finish in third position, the club will focus on rebuilding before the start of the new season and will announce a new head coach and other positive changes in due course.
The chairman thanked the players for their efforts and encouraged them to work harder in the new season to put the smiles back on our supporters’ faces.
“We want to put this season behind us and concentrate on ensuring that we are in a position to challenge for major honours next season.
“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 concludes.