Chiefs’ losing ways a sign of deeper issues

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Chiefs’ losing ways a sign of deeper issues

Kaizer Chiefs’ shocking loss on penalties to second-division side Milford FC in the Nedbank Cup is just
the latest humiliating result for the struggling Soweto giants. As Mamelodi Sundowns continue
racking up trophies, Chiefs look completely lost and devoid of identity.

This loss shows Chiefs’ problems run far deeper than just one bad result. The team lacks fight, belief,
and quality. Against lowly opposition, Chiefs created chances but lacked the killer instinct to finish
them off – a sign of fragile confidence.

Meanwhile, Sundowns carry an unwavering winning mentality no matter the opponent. Chiefs used
to inspire similar fear and dominance, but those days are long gone.

At Chiefs, mediocrity has been accepted. From the boardroom to the dressing room, shakeups are
needed. The club’s famed winning culture has been allowed to erode after nearly a decade without
silverware.

Coach Cavin Johnson is the latest to fail to revive Chiefs’ fortunes. But the rot goes beyond any single
manager. Years of instability and faded stars have left the club’s reputation in tatters.

Chiefs were once South African soccer’s undisputed superclub. To regain past glory, they must take a
long look in the mirror and rediscover the hunger, spirit and standards that made them great. Chiefs
fans demand better than than celebrating rare wins over minnows.

The Milford loss must force serious self-reflection at Chiefs. Because the Amakhosi faithful deserve
more than constant embarrassment.